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
Meeting Street Scholarship Fund Up to $10,000 Available to hard-working, high-achieving students in SC who have been accepted into CIU.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Varies Undergraduate and graduate merit and need-based scholarships
APIASF Scholarship Program Varies 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.
Carolina Children's Home Scholarship $5,000 Student must be a permanent resident in the Midlands of SC and studying in the field of Nursing, Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, or Medicine.
Central Carolina Community Foundation Varies For High School seniors and current college students to apply for more than 200 scholarships with one general application
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.
Foundation for the Carolinas Varies Search for scholarships based on keyword or criteria for each selection requirements with an online application.
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.
Harvesters Scholarship Foundation Varies Various Scholarships
Marguerite Young Endowment Fund $1,500 For MDIV students preparing for full-time ministry with a minimum 2.0 GPA and studying theology.
Nursing Scholarships for International Students Varies A list of financial aid scholarship possibilities for undergraduate and graduate international students majoring in Nursing. 
Presbyterian Scholarship for Undgergraduates $4,000 PCUSA church members seeking first associates or bachelors' degrees as a full time student.
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.
Watson Brown Foundation Scholarship Varies For students from the select counties in Georgia and SC
Woman's Missionary Union Foundation Scholarships Varies For Baptist students preparing for Baptist missions service.