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Presbyterian Scholarships

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 (U.S.A.) offers a variety of assistance to Presbyterian students and their parents. Support is available for students pursuing their first bachelor’s degree at a college or university in the U.S. Eligible applicants should be members of a PCUSA congregation who normally reside in the United States and/or dependent children of PCUSA missionaries assigned to missions outside of the U.S. Additional information can be found at the Presbyterian Church (USA) website.

Presbyterian Scholarship for Undergraduates

The Presbyterian Mission Agency provides scholarships for as many as 120 college students each year. Eligible applicants should be PCUSA church members seeking their first associate's or bachelors’ degree through an accredited college or university in the United States on a full-time basis. The basic scholarship award is $4,000, based on financial need. If need remains after the scholarship is awarded, students may also be considered for additional supplemental aid, including:

  • $2,000 Supplemental award for People of Color
  • $2,000 Supplemental award for students who are the first in their family to attend college
  • $2,000 Supplemental award for students who represent the 10% neediest students selected for award based on remaining need and expected family contribution

Samuel Robinson Award

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.

Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Parent Loan

For PCUSA members with children attending college, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Loan Program offers a low interest, fixed-rate loan, with no origination fee. Repayment begins 60 days after the final disbursement of funding for the academic year. Interest earned by loans in this program is used to supplement funding for the Presbyterian Mission Agency’s student loan forgiveness program. 

For additional information about scholarship and student loan repayment programs, contact Melonee Tubb by phone at 888.728.7228, extention 5922; or by email at

    Association of Presbyterian Colleges & Universities
    Agnes Scott College, Box 1102
    141 E. College Avenue | Decatur, GA 30030
    470.443.1948  |