External Grants and Scholarships

In addition to institutional grants and scholarships offered by EDS, the Financial Aid Office maintains a list of external grants and scholarships. These opportunities are sponsored by organizations and institutions not affiliated with EDS, and it is up to each individual student to research and apply for any outside scholarships or grants. To learn more about external scholarship and grant opportunities, or to apply, please contact the sponsoring agencies listed below.

Questions about financial aid and scholarships? Contact Financial Aid Manager, Valerie Paterson at vpaterson@eds.edu, or call 617-682-1593.

*List updated December 2015

Scholarship Name and Website
Application Deadline Denomination
Americorps Anytime; check website for updated information Non-denominational
Anne Kumpuris Scholarship May 15, 2016 Episcopal
Calihan Academic Fellowship Check website for updated information Non-denominational
Church Periodical Club Anytime; check website for updated information Episcopal
Church Training and Deaconness House Grant Check website in January 2016 Episcopal
Daughters of the King [Download Application] March 1 or October 1 of any given year Episcopal
David Eaton Scholarship Before April 15, 2016 Unitarian Universalist
Dubose Scholarship January 1 to April 30, 2016 Episcopal
Eastern Star Religious Leadership Training Awards [Download Application] March 1, 2016 Non-denominational
Episcopal Church Foundation Fellowship March 13, 2016 Episcopal
Episcopal Church: Black Episcopal Program  Check website in February 2016 Episcopal
Episcopal Church: Domestic and Foreign Ministry Check website in February 2016 Episcopal
Episcopal Evangelical Education Society: Evangelism for the 21st Century Grant (E21) Februrary 1, 2016 and September 26, 2016 Episcopal
Fund for Theological Education: Ministry Exploration and Mentoring Grant March 31, 2016 Non-denominational
Fund for Theological Education: Pastoral Internship Grant September 15, 2015 and February 1, 2016 Non-denominational
Gates Millennium Foundation January 13, 2016 Non-denominational
Gene and Faye Santavicca Scholarship Fund April 30, 2016 Presbyterian
Gretchen Hall November 30, 2016 Non-denominational
GuideOne Foundation Scholarship April 15, 2016 Non-denominational
Holy Trinity Centennial Scholarship Trust March 31, 2016 Episcopal
International Order of The Kings Daughters and Sons March 1, 2016 Non-denominational
Leopold Schepp Foundation Check website for updated information Non-denominational
Mercer Scholarship: George Mercer Jr Memorial Scholarship Fund Check website for updated information Episcopal
National Federation for the Blind scholarships March 31, 2016 Non-denominational
National Korean Presbyterian Women March 1, 2016 Non-denominational
Northern Baptist Education Society Scholarship February 15, 2015 and October 1, 2015 Baptist
Opal Dancey Memorial Foundation Applications begin January 15, 2016 Non-denominational
P.E.O International Peace Scholarship Fund for Women Ongoing; check website for updated information Non-denominational
Pensacola Junior College: J. Hughes and Earle W. Fellow Memorial Fund Ongoing; check website for updated information  Episcopal
Point Foundation Scholarship LGBT Scholarship Check website for updated information Non-denominational
The Pride Foundation January 11, 2016 Non-denominational
Rev. Chuck and Nancy Thomas Scholarship Check website for updated information Unitarian Universalist
Scudder Association Educational Grants Ongoing; check website for updated information Non-denominational
Society for the Increase of the Ministry (SIM) Check website for updated information Episcopal, but open to other denominations
T. James Fernley III Memorial Fund: For Episcopal Theological Education Check website for updated information Episcopal
United Thank Offering Seminarian Grant Check website for updated information Episcopal
Vital Impact Check website for updated information  N/A

In addition to the external scholarships list, students can also browse the following scholarship databases operated by external groups: