The Women's Ministries Scholarship Program is established to give scholarships to women who are committed to serving the mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church who would otherwise be unable to afford a Christian education. Scholarship awards are based on academic achievement, financial need, and community outreach. Specific amounts of scholarship awards vary from year to year and are dependent on the amount of funds available in your division. Scholarships may only be obtained through your home division. (Students from outside of the North American Division who are attending school in NAD can have your applications processed in NAD if you have a green card. If you have a student visa, you must apply in your home division.) The deadline for getting the completed application and references to the Women's Ministries director of the union where your chosen college is located is September 30.
Who Is Eligible?
Any woman who is enrolled in a Seventh-day Adventist college in the North American Division and, if from outside NAD, has a green card. Primary consideration will be given to those in their last two years of undergraduate study. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of need, ability, and the recipient's determination to improve herself.
Applicants must hold a current GPA of at least 2.5.
How May I Apply?
Fill out the application, provide a transcript of your latest year in school and three recommendations written by your pastor, church leaders, and/or teachers. Applicants will be screened by a committee at the Women's Ministries office of your union, by the North American Division, and by the General Conference Women's Ministries Scholarship Committee. For instructions on where to send your application, see pages two and three of the application.
North American Division Scholarship Application
When May I Apply?
Apply only after school has started for the year in which you are applying.
Students shall be required to study within their own division unless some special arrangement is made in order to complete a specific field of study.
The General Conference Department of Women's Ministries shall put safeguards in place to protect the program from nepotism and favoritism.
Each institution receiving scholarship moneys must agree that these scholarships are over and above other scholarships that are available to women in that institution.
After you have registered at school, mail your completed application (including transcripts and financial information sheet) to the women’s ministries director of the union in which you will be attending school before September 15 (See pages 2 and 3 of the Scholarship Application for a list of union women's ministries directors).
Students shall be considered on the basis of personal commitment to the mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, leadership skills, and academic achievement.
The overall ethnic balance in determining scholarship recipients shall be considered.
For more information, please contact the Women's Ministries Director for the union in which the college of your choice is located (See pages 2 and 3 of the Scholarship Application).