Donor Scholarships

These scholarships are donor supported scholarships. Students must apply individually for these scholarships to be considered for the award. 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.  Students receiving a partnership discount are not eligible for additional institutional aid from Columbia International University.

All of the scholarships require you to be a full-time student for the fall and spring semesters (winterim and summer courses DO NOT count towards full-time status).   Please submit a current year FAFSA (except International students). The FAFSA is now available online. International students are not required to submit a FAFSA, but may still apply for a donor scholarship providing the other eligibility requirements are met.

Should you be awarded a donor scholarship, the funds may replace all or a portion of other institutional aid you have received. 

Donor scholarships are now posted for the 2013-14 academic year.  Please complete the applications and return to the Financial Aid Office by March 15, 2013.

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.
  • Student's 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 Kate Schultz Colon Scholarship

  • Must show committment 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.
  • Preference given to new students.

The Vance Havner Scholarship - DUE JUNE 1 to Financial Aid Office

  • The student must be full-time, enrolled in the Undergraduate School, Graduate School or Seminary.
  • Scholarships are available to those whose ministry will focus specifically on careers in evangelism and missions. Other worthwhile ministries - for example, counseling or teaching - do not qualify for scholarships unless there is a direct relationship to evangelism or missions.
  • The application should be filled out in the PDF, saved, printed and submitted to Financial Aid Office at CIU.  PLEASE DO NOT SEND the application to the Vance Havner Scholarship Fund address.
  • If the boxes on the application are not highlighted in blue - please click the icon at the top of the application that says "Highlight Fields" before you begin to fill out the application.
  • Please note, if the date pre-filled into the application is incorrect, simply hit "clear form" at the bottom of the application on page six before filling out the application.

The Donald Hoke Scholarship

  • Preference given to Seminary students, however, qualified students may be a rising senior.
  • Must be committed to vocational Christian service in the missions context.
  • 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.

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.

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.
  • Must complete a transcript request.

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 Johnny Jones Scholarship

  • Must complete a transcript request.
  • 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

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 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.

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. 

Dr. Henry Ludwig "Rick" Milne III Scholarship

  • Must be a full-time undergraduate rising senior or graduate level student.
  • 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.
  • Must be a Chinese student 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.
  • Student must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3.
  • Student must provide two status reports per year to the donor through the CIU Development Office.
  • The scholarship is renewable and is limited to a maximum of three years.

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.