The Racial Ethnic Scholarship Fund is an educational assistance program designed to encourage Racial Ethnic Students to complete their college education and graduate with an academic degree to prepare for life-long employment, elected, or volunteer service.
Funds for this program are provided by the Committee on Racial Ethnic Ministry, Synod of Lakes and Prairies, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
Applicants MUST be:
- Racial Ethnic students whose permanent residence is in the Synod of Lakes and Prairies.
- Active members in a congregation of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).
- Enrolled as least half-time and in good academic standing.
- Making progress toward a degree.
- Able to demonstrate financial need.
Applications will be evaluated, and awards selected based on information supplied on the form and the recommendations from a pastor and teacher/professor. Students must be able to demonstrate their leadership in a variety of roles. Winning consideration will focus on academic achievement and personal qualities reflected in church, school, and community activities.
It is your responsibility to see that the official transcript, financial aid information, letters of recommendation, and your application are all submitted by the deadline, September 30th. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
All applicants will be notified by the committee if they have been chosen for an award or not. The scholarship award may only be used toward educational costs and will be paid directly to the school. The scholarship is a supplement to any other financial aid received by the student and becomes part of the total financial aid package.
Please read the application information below.