The Department of Religious Studies invites our undergraduate majors and graduate students to submit applications for the appropriate scholarships for the academic year 2019-2020.
Graduate students: January 15, 2019
Undergraduate students: March 1, 2019
Only those who complete the application in its entirety will be considered for scholarships. Recipients will be notified of their awards no later than May 1st, 2019. Amounts of awards may vary by in-state or out-of-state tuition status.
Friends of the Department of Religious Studies (FODORS) Scholarships
Awards: number and size of awards may vary; generally not less than $1,000 per year or more than $15,000 per year for out-of-state students and $7,000 per year for in-state students.
Eligibility: Students already enrolled and students newly admitted into the M.A. program are eligible to apply. Graduate students are required to enroll for a minimum of nine academic hours each semester, while GTAs must enroll for a minimum of six hours.
Zelma McIlvain Scholarships
Awards: Two or more scholarships of $1,000 to $5,000 each
Eligibility: Preference is given to undergraduate religious studies majors of all levels; graduate students in religious studies are also eligible.
St. John’s Episcopal Church Scholarships
Awards: Two or more scholarships of $500 to $1,000 each
Eligibility: Religious studies majors planning to attend divinity school or pursue careers in social work; seniors and graduate students.
Awards: Two or more scholarships of $400 to $800 each
Eligibility: Preference will be given to religious studies graduate students currently engaged in writing theses; undergraduate majors also eligible.
Lynn Taylor Memorial Award
Awards: One annually.
Eligibility: Religious Studies graduating major who shows high academic ability, recognizes the interface of religious studies with other disciplines, and demonstrates leadership and caring for others in activities within and beyond the university. The applicant is to write a letter outlining his or her academic achievements and community leadership and service.