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

Granite Recovery Centers Scholarship


$1000

Write an essay on the dangers of substance abuse and how you would promote it on your college campus.

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 Little Bundle Superdad Scholarship

$2,000

Undergraduate or Graduate Student who is a single father, a child of a single father, or closely impacted by a single father.

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 a 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

For Doctoral Students. 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.

 

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.

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.

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

Hill and Ponton Veteran Scholarships $1,000 For veterans of the armed forces that plan to use their education to help fellow veterans.