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Student Opportunity Scholarships

Serves Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) college students by providing need-based aid for sophomores, juniors and seniors who are full-time, first degree students attending accredited institutions in the United States. Preference in this program is extended to racial ethnic students in order to promote diversity.

Student Opportunity Scholarship applicants will explore who God created them to be in a series of essay questions intended for students to explore with mentors and peers. This program requires that students maintain an active involvement in a worshiping community or campus ministry program while they are attending college.


  • Be a member of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).
  • Have completed first year of college.
  • Be enrolled full time at an accredited college or university in the United States.
  • Be in good academic standing (2.5 GPA or greater).
  • Be seeking a bachelor degree.
  • Demonstrate financial need.

Range of award

Up to $2,000


Accepting up to 20 late applications for 2016-17. Apply Now!


Download an application here.

An application for the student’s home church or pastor to complete can be found here.

Guidelines for this scholarship can be found here.