Donor Scholarships

Donor Scholarships

Thanks to our generous donors, you may apply for donor supported scholarships to help offset the cost of your education. Donor scholarships are available for qualified full-time undergraduate, graduate and seminary students.

Donor scholarship applications are closed for the 2015-16 academic year.

How to Apply

You must apply individually for these scholarships each year to be considered for the award. In addition to submitting a donor scholarship application, you must submit a current year FAFSA. International students are not required to submit a FAFSA, but may still apply for a donor scholarship providing the other eligibility requirements are met.

Applications for donor scholarships will be available in January for the 2016-17 academic year. 


Each scholarship has specific qualifications which are listed below. Please refer to the criteria and only apply for scholarships in which you meet the criteria. All of the scholarships require you to be a full-time student for the Fall and Spring semesters. (Online eight-week module classes, winterim or summer courses do not count towards full-time status.)


You are not eligible for additional institutional aid if you receive a partnership discount. If you are awarded a donor scholarship, the funds may replace all or a portion of other institutional aid you have received. 

Students not eligible for donor scholarships:

  • New undergraduate students for 2015-16
  • Students receiving a partnership discount
  • Students receiving Educational Benefits
  • Doctoral students
  • Students taking online eight-week module classes


Donor scholarship applications will be available in January. 

2015-16 Donor Scholarships & Grants

Donor Scholarships & Grants

Scholarships & Grants


The ABHE Grant

  • Must be a full-time seminary or graduate student.
  • Must have graduated from an ABHE accredited university.
  • Must be a new student to CIU.
  • Students who graduated from CIU's undergrad are not eligible to apply.

The Army Chaplaincy Scholarship

  • CIU Scholarship
  • Must be enrolled in the Seminary & School of Ministry.
  • Must be enrolled in the Army's Chaplain Candidate Program.

The Delaine Price Blackwell Bible Teaching Scholarship

  • Must be a female.
  • Must be called by God to teach the Bible, especially to other women.
  • Student must have a 3.0 GPA or higher.
  • The student should be a woman known for her diligence and humility as she passionately pursues God’s call upon her life.  She should live out 2 Timothy 2:15 with a commitment to “be diligent to present herself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth.”

The Kate Schultz Colon Scholarship

  • Must show commitment to cross-cultural missions outside of North America.
  • Preference will be given to a student entering either their junior or senior year in the undergraduate school.
  • Preference will be given to a student with financial need due to medical issues within their immediate family.

The Diversity Scholarship

  • Must be full-time degree seeking undergraduate, graduate or seminary student.
  • Must be a minority U.S. citizen.
  • Must have a 2.5 GPA.
  • Must have financial need.
  • Must show evidence of current leadership in a ministry setting.

The Wallace John Olsen Scholarship (formerly The Miller’s Scholarship)

  • Must be an international student committed to return to their home country or a foreign mission field (upon graduation) to pursue Christian ministry.
  • The student must maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA.

The Johnny Jones Scholarship

  • Must submit a transcript.
  • Must be a male.
  • Must have a 2.5 cumulative CIU GPA or higher.
  • Must be a US Citizen.
  • Must be a resident in GA or SC from one of the following counties: 

Georgia - Appling, Burke, Candler, Columbia, Emanuel, Evans, Jefferson, Liberty, Long, McDuffie, Richmond, Tattnall, Toombs, or Wayne

South Carolina – Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Beaufort, Charleston, Colleton, Dorchester, Edgefield, Hampton or Orangeburg

Weaver-Williams Scholarship

  • Preference will be given to students interested in local or foreign missions but students with other career goals will not be excluded.

The Marvin R. Schuster Scholarship

  • Preference given to students from the greater Columbus, Georgia area (including Alabama).
  • Special consideration will be given to students who are current or past employees of a Burger King restaurant in the southeast.
  • Special consideration will be given to students who show great potential for future success in Christian ministry.

Dr. Henry Ludwig "Rick" Milne III Scholarship

  • Must be a full-time undergraduate rising senior or graduate level student who is in their final year of study.
  • Student must be Intercultural Studies major or similar mission-oriented track preferred.
  • A student who has demonstrated a heart for missions through previous short term missions or school/church mission projects.
  • Planning on a career as a foreign missionary.

The SDSC Scholarship

  • Must be a new student to CIU.
  • Student must be from China, Taiwan or Southeast Asia.  However, international students from a Muslim country may be considered.
  • Must be a full-time master's level student.
  • Must be committed to return, upon graduation, and serve in "full-time ministry" either in their home country or the mission field.
  • Must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3.
  • Must provide two status reports per year to the donor through the CIU Development Office.
  • The scholarship is renewable but not guaranteed and is limited to a maximum of three years. You must apply for this scholarship every year.

The Samuel C. Howes Scholarship

  • Must be enrolled in the undergraduate school.
  • Must be either working on or off campus during the school year.
  • Must have financial need.

The Logos Church Scholarship

  • Student must be committed to be a missionary or serve in a para-church organization in mainland China or a Muslim country upon graduation.
  • Student must submit an annual report to the donor.

The Lifesong Scholarship

  • Student must be an undergraduate student.
  • Student whose goal is to be a tent-maker missionary (looking to go into foreign missions but will be in business, teaching etc in a foreign country).

The Nathan McDaniel Scholarship

  • Must demonstrate financial need.
  • Must be preparing for a full-time Christian vocation.
  • Must be enrolled in the undergraduate school. Preference will be given to students majoring in music.

Tim McQuay Memorial Scholarship

  • Must be committed to the discipleship and service of the Lord Jesus Christ.

The New Jerusalem Foundation Scholarship

  • Student must be from China and have the goal of returning to China to serve the Lord in ministry. 
  • Full-time master's level student.
  • Candidate must be recommended by their house church in China.

Psalm 96:3 Scholarship

  • Preference will be given to Seminary and Graduate level students, however qualified undergraduate students may apply.
  • Must demonstrate financial need.
  • Student must have a 2.5 GPA or meeting the minimum GPA required for their program.
  • Student must maintain satisfactory academic progress for their program.

The Terry and Jean Hulbert Scholarship

  • Must be a male.
  • Must be entering third year in the seminary within the M.Div. program.
  • Must be pursuing a career in missions or Bible teaching.

The Martha Hoke Scholarship

  • Preference given to seminary students, however, qualified students may be a rising senior.
  • Must be a female who has ministered or intends to minister in overseas, cross-cultural ministry.
  • Must provide evidence that they have selected a mission agency and are either approved candidates or are in process with a mission agency.
  • Qualified students may include international students and missionaries on home assignment.