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Samuel Robinson


New for 2024—No essay required!

The Samuel Robinson Award is offered to college juniors and seniors attending a Presbyterian-related college or university. Students must memorize the 107 questions and answers in the Westminster Shorter Catechism. Students have up to 18 months from the start of the recitation to complete the recitation. In 2024, eligible applicants will be college students graduating in 2024 or 2025.

Students graduating in 2026 or later should visit the Presbyterian Scholarship for Undergraduates


  • Register and memorize the questions and answers to the Westminster Shorter Catechism.
  • Be members of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).
  • Be a junior or senior attending a Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)-related college or university

Range of awards: Up to $2,000

Deadline: Quarterly, third Monday of March, June, September, December

Begin here: Register and start recording progress to completion memorizing the Westminster Shorter Catechism


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