All APCU colleges and universities offer a range of scholarships and grants that complement other forms of financial aid. Many also offer awards specifically for Presbyterian students, as well as students who are sons or daughters of Presbyterian pastors. A list of these awards can be viewed or downloaded here:
You are strongly encouraged to visit each school's website to learn more about their financial aid and scholarship programs.
In addition, the Presbyterian Church (USA) provides scholarship assistance for Presbyterian students who are planning to attend college or are already enrolled in an undergraduate program. Information about these programs is provided below. Additional information can be found at the Presbyterian Church (USA) website.
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.
The Samuel Robinson Award seeks to stimulate interest in the Westminster Shorter Catechism by challenging Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) members who are juniors or seniors in college and attending a Presbyterian related college or university to memorize and recite the catechism from memory. To further demonstrate understanding of the Westminster Shorter Catechism, the applicant will write a 2,000 word essay on an assigned topic related to the catechism. The essay is read by a panel of chaplains.
Serves Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) college students by providing need-based aid for sophomores, juniors and seniors who are full-time, first degree students attending accredited institutions in the United States. Preference in this program is extended to racial ethnic students in order to promote diversity.
The Native American Education Grant seeks Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) members enrolled full-time at an accredited college in the United States who are members of a Native American or Alaska Native tribe. Student must be in good academic standing (2.5 cumulative GPA or greater) and demonstrate financial need. Documented membership in a Native American or Alaska Native tribe is required.