Scholarship Policy and Guidelines

The Scholarship Policy and Guidelines below gives general principles of scholarships for churches and is available free to download, customize and print for your church, nonprofit organization...



The policy and guidelines below for church scholarships is a great tool if your church has tuition assistance, etc. for education. It creates a tool to provide educational benefits to your employees and members in your church.

Some churches even offer these scholarships to people in their local community which is a great tool to draw them on into their church by showing the Love of God.



The policy and guidelines for church scholarships below includes:

  • Church Name
  • Policy Name (Scholarship Policy and Guidelines)
  • General Principles - These general principles and are to be used for all scholarship funds held by [Church Name]. The purpose of these scholarships is to assist recipients with their higher education of training...(See policy below.)
  • Principles Guiding Awards for Specific Scholarship Funds - [Church Name] currently holds two scholarship funds. The [Scholarship Name] is in memory of [Names in memory of], and the [Scholarship Name] is in memory of [Names in memory of]...(See policy below.)
  • Housekeeping Procedures - As early as possible in the New Year, the members of the Scholarship Committee should be made aware of the policy and guidelines, of the amount of funds available, and whether there are any restrictions on the amount available for the current year. The committee will make this information available to the Church Board...(See policy below.)
  • Selection Criteria and Recommendations - The goal is to award all qualified applicants, not to have to choose according to their “need” or “merit”...(See policy below.)
  • Instructions for Applicant - 1. Read the guidelines carefully. 1.       Submit a personal statement/essay of no more than three typewritten pages that reflects your goals, motivation, reasons why you should be awarded the scholarship and an introduction of yourself to the committee who will review your application. 2. All application forms and materials should be typed...(See policy below.)
  • Eligible Requirements - 1. The applicant must have maintained an active relationship with [Church Name]. 2. There shall be no age restrictions except for the [Scholarship Name] which specifies that the applicant must be a graduating high school senior....(See policy below.)
  • Application Forms - 1. Application forms will be available after [Date] each year. All applications must be returned to [Church Name] on or before [Deadline Date] of the same year. Applicants will be notified of awards after [Date] of the same year...(See policy below.) Click here for a free sample Scholarship Application to download, customize and print.
  • Accompanying Forms - 1. Each application must be accompanied by a personal essay/statement, not to exceed three typewritten pages, which must include the education goals of the applicant, motivation, why the applicant feels he/she should receive the scholarship, and a personal profile of introduction. Applicants are encouraged to submit other material, which they consider relevant...(See policy below.)
  • Interview - The Church Scholarship Review Committee may require an interview with the applicants. Applicants will be notified by telephone, email or letter of their interview date and time. All interviews shall be completed prior to the [Deadline Date] of the application year.
  • Required Signatures

Church policies and procedures are a very important part of the organization to ensure accuracy and organization. Take advantage of these policies and procedures to use as guides to create your own.

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Scholarship Policy and Guidelines (Sample)


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