Outside Scholarships

An outside scholarship is any scholarship not awarded by the government or the school, such as a scholarship provided by a private sector company, philanthropist or foundation. Outside scholarships are considered resources, meaning that they may reduce your financial aid package dollar for dollar.  The list below is meant to be a starting point in your scholarship search and CIU has no control over the application process or receipt of these scholarships.

Not all outside scholarships may be applicable for online students.

Scholarship Name

Award Range

Criteria and Eligibility

Abbott and Fenner Business Consultants

$1,000

Available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any accredited post secondary institution.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement

Varies

Undergraduate and graduate merit and need-based scholarships

Horatio Alger South Carolina Scholarship

$7,000

Available to current high school seniors pursuing a bachelor’s degree, demonstrates critical financial need and a South Carolina resident.

Foundation of the Carolinas

Varies

Refer to the website for all available scholarships and deadlines.

The Seminary Scholarship

$1,000

Watch a promotional video on Logos Bible Software and complete an application.

Through the Looking Glass

$1,000

To be eligible, a student must be a current high school senior or currently enrolled in a college or university, be 21 or younger, and have at least one parent with a disability. 

Five of the 15 scholarships will also consider extreme financial hardship (poverty level) in addition to the above criteria.

Mary G. Webster Scholarship Fund

$1,000

To be eligible you must be a of South Carolina resident attending a 4-year college or university in SC, be an rising sophomore, junior, or senior in college/university, be pursuing an education in a business-related field, and have a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Daniel R. Hoover Scholarship Fund

Varies

You must be studying in the ministry and must demonstrate financial need. Preference will be given to students from Cabarrus County, N.C. There are many other scholarships on this site as well.

Anne A. Agnew Scholarship

$1,000

Eligibility for these scholarships is open to everyone and is based on academic achievement and financial need.

The Fund for Theological Education

Varies

Refer to the website for all available scholarships and deadlines.

P.E.O. STAR  Scholarship

 

$2,500

 

The P.E.O. STAR scholarship provides scholarships for exceptional high school senior women to attend an accredited postsecondary educational institution.

Presbyterian Church USA

Up to

$1,500

To be eligible, a student must be a Presbyterian Church member, demonstrate financial need, maintain a 2.5 GPA, and enrolled in a Presbyterian related college or university

SC Baptist Collegiate Ministry Scholarships

Varies

To be eligible you must be an active resident member of a South Carolina Southern Baptist Church, have church recommendation, and be able to attend a personal interview session.

 

Ronald McDonald House Charities

 

Varies

Various Scholarships

 

The Military Chaplain Scholarship

 

Varies

For students pursuing future ministry as a military chaplain.

Scholarships for Military Chaplains

Up to

$5,000

Various scholarships for seminary or graduate school students.

Scholarships for Military Children and Spouses

Varies

Consult the website for more information.

Gates Millennium Scholars Program

Varies

To be eligible you must be a minority student with permanent residency in the U.S., have a 3.3 GPA, demonstrate leadership abilities and meet the Federal Pell Grant eligibility criteria.

APIASF Scholarship Program

$2,500 -

$15,000

Be of Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity as defined by the U.S. Census.  Be a citizen, national, or legal permanent resident of the United States. Must apply for federal financial aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and have a cumulative GPA of 2.7.

Harvesters Scholarship Foundation

Varies

Various Scholarships

Glad Tidings Gospel Ministry

$500-$700

For students who plan to serve in inner-city ministry or students with parents that have served or are currently serving as missionaries or students that come from unbelieving families who do not contribute financial support to their Christian education.

Champions for Christ Foundation, Inc.

Varies

To be eligible you must be going into full-time Christian ministry.

Shire ADHD Scholarship Program

$2,000

For U.S. citizens accepted to or attending an approved college, university, vocational, or technical school as an undergraduate student that has been diagnosed with ADHD and is under the care of a licensed health care professional for ADHD.

Watson Brown Foundation Scholarship

Varies

For students from the following counties:

Georgia - Burke, Columbia, Glascock, Jefferson, Lincoln, McDuffie, Richmond, Taliaferro, Warren, and Wilkes counties 

South Carolina - Aiken, Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenville, McCormick, and Spartanburg counties