National Presbyterian College Scholarship


The National Presbyterian College Scholarship program was created in partnership with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)’s related colleges and universities in the 1950s. The program seeks to assist Presbyterian students attending Presbyterian related schools. In 2010 the Office of Financial Aid for revised certain elements of the program to promote leadership development and discernment of vocation.

Twenty-five to thirty students will be selected for award. Those students will have an opportunity to renew the scholarship provided that they maintain a 2.5 GPA, participate in campus ministry or regularly attend church during college, and participate in discernment of vocation through a series of essay questions that ask the student to consider who God is calling them to be.


  • Be a member of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).
  • Entering first year of college in fall 2017.
  • Be enrolled full time at Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) college or university.
  • Achieve a 2.5 GPA or greater.
  • Demonstrate financial need.

To learn more about “need” and use a calculator to estimate Expected Family Contribution and Need, visit FAFSA4caster.

Range of awards

Up to $2,000.00


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If you are attending any college in the U.S., and will be a sophomore, junior, or senior in 2017-2018, apply to the Student Opportunity Scholarship.

National Presbyterian College Scholarship Guidelines


Application for freshmen

This application is currently closed. Please check back in Spring 2018.

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