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American Academy of Religion
Grants and Awards
http://www.aarweb.org/programs-services/grants-awards
To fulfill its commitment to advance research in religion, the AAR each year grants awards ranging from $500 to $5,000 each to support projects proposed by AAR members and selected by the Academy's Research Grants Review Committee.
(Last checked 10/17/13)

American Baptist Church
National Ministries of Financial Aid and Continuing Education
http://www.nationalministries.org/education/financial_aid/
National Ministries is deeply committed to the professional growth of American Baptist leaders, both lay and clergy. Through its endowed Financial Aid Program, National Ministries supports American Baptist students pursuing educational opportunities. The program offers assistance to students enrolled in undergraduate programs, graduate studies, and seminaries. Financial assistance is also available to persons serving as pastors and in other church vocations, in order to encourage continued growth in ministry skills.
(Last checked 10/17/13)

American Jewish League for Israel Scholarships
http://www.americanjewishleague.org/scholarships.html
Partial scholarship available for US students wishing to attend one of seven universities in Israel. To foster Jewish spiritual and cultural values through the experience of living in Israel.
(Last checked 10/17/13)

Association for Hispanic Theological Education
http://www.aeth.org/
Advocates Latino/Latina theological education through research grants, scholarships, and affiliated programs.
(Last checked 10/17/13)

Association for the Sociology of Religion
Fichter Research Grant Competition
http://www.sociologyofreligion.com/lectures-papers/fichter-research-grant-competition/
Applications are invited from scholars involved in promising research the area of women and religion; this includes religion and gender issues, and feminist perspectives on religion. For the 2011 competition, a total of $24,000 is available to be awarded. Dissertation research qualifies for funding. Scholars at the beginning of their careers are particularly encouraged to apply.
(Last checked 10/17/13)

Association of Theological Schools
Henry Luce III Fellows in Theology
http://www.ats.edu/LeadershipEducation/pages/LuceFellowsInTheology.aspx
The Henry Luce III Fellows in Theology program is designed to encourage high-quality research that promises both to contribute to theological inquiry and to provide leadership in theological scholarship. Since its inception in 1994, the program has funded intellectually rigorous research projects that emphasize the interdisciplinary character of theological scholarship and education, and address the needs of the academy, communities of faith, and the wider society. The fellowship enables each Fellow to conduct year-long research in one of several areas of theological inquiry.
(Last checked 10/17/13)

Association of Theological Schools
Lilly Theological Research Grants
http://www.ats.edu/LeadershipEducation/pages/LillyTheologicalResearchGrants.aspx
The Lilly Theological Research Grants program, inaugurated in 1996 and revised in 2001, is designed to enhance the skill and capacity of faculty in ATS schools as theological researchers and scholars. It supports research efforts of faculty, particularly at junior and non-tenured levels in order to nurture the development of their scholarship; seeks to enlarge the pool of faculty actively engaged as theological researchers; works to increase knowledge about grant seeking and the craft of theological research; and nurtures the habit of research as an ongoing aspect of scholarly life. The ATS Lilly Theological Research Grants program has three components:
(1) Faculty Fellowships will support up to five faculty members with awards of $30,000 each during an institutionally approved research leave of at least one full semester.
(2) Theological Scholars Grants will provide as many as ten grants of up to $12,000 each for research apart from a formal research leave.
(3) Research Expense Grants will give up to $5,000 each to as many as ten scholars for direct research expenses.
(Last checked 10/17/13)

Calvin College Denominational Grants
http://www.calvin.edu/academic/services/catalog/2007-2008/0708-274-275.pdf
Because Calvin receives regular contributions from the families of the Christian Reformed Church, students who are members or whose parents are members receive a reduction in tuition. The amount of the grant, which is based on the distance of the student's home from Calvin's campus, helps compensate for differences in travel costs.
(Last checked 10/17/13)

Catholic Biblical Association of America Research Fellowships
http://catholicbiblical.org/grants/128-cba-fellowships
Deadline : Temporarily suspended
Two post-doctoral fellowships are awarded annually. The purpose is to give both recent graduates and mature scholars the opportunity to continue their studies at another center of learning and/or do research for publication. A stipend of $20,000 plus travel to and from the city of the institution chosen will be awarded to each fellow. The conditions for application are as follows:
Applicants must be active or associate members of the CBA.
They must have received the doctorate.
They must show promise of making a genuine contribution to biblical scholarship.
They must be in financial need.
They must present a feasible and worth while academic project, involving a minimum of six months full-time work.
These awards cannot be held in conjunction with another/other major award(s) e.g., the Fulbright.
Applications do not carry over from year to year but may be resubmitted.
(Last checked 10/17/13)

The Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies
http://www.ushmm.org/research/center/
Based at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, The Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies "supports scholarship and publications in the field of Holocaust studies, promotes the growth of Holocaust studies at American universities…and initiates programs to ensure the ongoing training of future generations of scholars specializing in the Holocaust." Provides information on fellowships, internships, and research assistantships.
(Last checked 10/17/13)

Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences
J.K. Russell Fellowship in Religion and Science
http://www.ctns.org/research.html
For over twenty years, the annual J.K. Russell Fellowship in Religion and Science has enabled senior scholars in the field of theology and the natural sciences to visit the Graduate Theological Union and CTNS and to conduct research, teach courses, and present public lectures. These visiting scholars and research fellows often contribute to CTNS publications as well as give a presentation to a CTNS/GTU graduate course. The annual J.K. Russell Fellowship in Religion and Science was created in memory of John K. Russell (1896-1958). Mr. Russell, born of Italian immigrants, was an industrial engineer and humanitarian.
(Last checked 10/17/13)

Cohen Fund for Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships in Jewish Studies (Maurice and Marilyn)
http://www.jewishculture.org/?pid=scholarship
The Maurice and Marilyn Cohen Fund for Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships in Jewish Studies encourages scholarly research, publication and teaching in the various disciplines of Jewish studies. Established in 1960, we have awarded fellowships to nearly 600 scholars, including many leaders in the field. The Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships in Jewish Studies are made for one academic year and are given for the final stages of completing a dissertation, typically in the fifth year of study. Applicants should be completed all doctoral requirements, except for the completion of their thesis, and must show evidence of being able to complete their thesis within the fellowship year. The Foundation currently awards five Fellowships at $16,000 per grant.
(Last checked 10/17/13)

Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism
Research Travel Grants
http://cushwa.nd.edu/grant-opportunities/
Grants of up to $2000.00 to help defray travel and lodging costs are made to scholars of any academic discipline who are engaged in projects which require substantial use of the collection of the library and/or the archives of the University of Notre Dame. The library collection is particularly rich in the following areas: Catholic newspapers, history of midwestern Catholicism, Catholic literature, and history of Catholicism in the United States. Manuscripts of historical personages, records of twentieth century Catholic organizations, reports of European missionary societies, and much more material related to the American Catholic community are held in the archives.
(Last checked 10/17/13)

Evangelical Lutheran Church of America
Educational Grant Program
http://www.elca.org/Growing-In-Faith/Ministry/Chaplaincy/MCPCCE/Scholarship.aspx
This grant program is available to qualified candidates preparing for certification as educators in pastoral care and counseling ministries.
(Last checked 10/17/13)

Fellowship of Orthodox Christians of American Scholarships (FOCA)
http://www.orthodoxfellowship.org/node/179
Deadline : May 31
(Last checked 10/17/13)

Fund For Theological Education, Inc.
Fellowships
http://www.thefund.org/pages/explore-fellowships
From fellowships for prospective seminary students to recruitment initiatives for congregations, FTE offers many different kinds of resources for many different needs through the programs described on this web page. Scroll through the page to view a summary of all programs and fellowships.
(Last checked 10/17/13)

Greater Lansing Catholic Education Foundation
1500 East Saginaw Street, Suite 3, Lansing, MI 48906
More than 100 grants of $1000 are available to area families with children enrolled or planning to enroll in Lansing area Catholic elementary schools or Central High School. For more information call 485-8333 or a greater Lansing Catholic school.

Hebrew Free Loan Association of Detroit
http://www.hfladetroit.org/
Since 1895, Hebrew Free Loan Association has been serving the Jewish community of Metropolitan Detroit by making short-term loans without interest to individuals that have no other means of help. Through donations from generous individuals, Hebrew Free Loan Association assists with helping men and women achieve financial independence. Our loans enable members of the Jewish community to go to college, adopt children, establish businesses, enjoy a summer camp experience, celebrate weddings, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs or help with an emergency that arises. According to the page header, "we provide interest free loans to Jewish residents in the state of Michigan."
(Last checked 10/17/13)

Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society
Scholarship Competition
http://www.hias.org/scholarships.php
Since 1974, the HIAS Scholarship Program has honored the tradition of giving from generation to generation and enabling students to fulfill their academic dreams. The annual competition offers scholarship to deserving students in the United States and Israel. The awarding of scholarships is based on academic excellence, financial need and involvement within the Jewish community.
(Last checked 10/17/13)

Holocaust Remembrance Project Scholarship
http://holocaust.hklaw.com
A national essay contest for high school students under 20 years old designed to encourage and promote the study of the Holocaust. Scholarships are awarded to top winning essayists, ranging from $5,000 to $2,500. Second and Third Place winners receive cash prizes of $500 and $250. 2010-2011 contest opens September 15, 2010.
(Last checked 10/17/13)

Jewish Vocational Services of Chicago
http://www.jvschicago.org/scholarship/
Educational scholarship funds from grants administered by the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago are available for Jewish college students. More than $500,000 each year is available for full-time students, predominantly those legally domiciled in the metropolitan Chicago area, who are identified as having promise for significant contributions in their chosen careers. Assistance is available for those in the helping professions.
(Last checked 10/17/13)

Khyentse Foundation
Grants and Scholarships
http://khyentsefoundation.org/?s=financial+assistance&lang=en&x=29&y=15/
Supports institutions that are engaged in the preservation of the dharma, and also enables individuals to further their own Buddhist studies and practice. This funding helps to ensure that the Buddhadharma is available to all those who seek it. Financial assistance to individuals is awarded on merit and need, regardless of nationality, ethnic origin, Buddhist tradition, or cultural background.
(Last checked 10/17/13)

Lilly Endowment
National Clergy Renewal Program
http://www.lillyendowment.org/religion_cts.html
Lilly Endowment seeks to strengthen congregations by providing an opportunity for pastors in 49 states to step away briefly from the persistent obligations of daily parish life and to engage in a period of renewal and reflection. Renewal periods are not vacations, but times for intentional exploration and reflection, for drinking again from God's life-giving waters, for regaining the enthusiasm and creativity for ministry. The Endowment administers a separate program for Indiana congregations.
(Last checked 10/17/13)

Louisville Institute
http://www.louisville-institute.org/#
The Louisville Institute is a Lilly Endowment program for the study of American religion based at Louisville Presbyterian Seminary. We seek to enhance understanding of American religion and to encourage the vitality of American religious institutions through a program of grantmaking and consultations, with particular attention to Protestantism, Catholicism, the historic African-American churches, and the Hispanic religious experience. Funding opportunities include academic and general grants in the field of religion, plus grants for pastoral leaders.
Grant programs include:
(1) Christian Faith & Life : The Christian Faith and Life Grant Program supports research projects by academics and pastors designed to make more accessible to religious believers the themes of Christian faith in relation to the realities of their contemporary lives. Research periods may range from nine weeks to nine months. The maximum award is $40,000.
(2) Dissertation Fellowship : The Dissertation Fellowship Program offers $18,000 grants to support the final year of Ph.D. or Th.D. dissertation writing for students engaged in research pertaining to North American Christianity, especially projects related to the current program priorities of the Louisville Institute.
(3) First Book Grant for Minority Scholars : The First Book Grant Program for Minority Scholars assists junior, non-tenured religion scholars of color to complete a major research project on an issue in North American Christianity related to the priorities of the Louisville Institute. Research periods may range from nine weeks to nine months. The maximum award is $40,000.
(4) General Grant : The General Grant Program makes grants in April, August, and December to support a limited number of individual or collaborative projects by academics and/or pastoral leaders that will advance learning about the conditions, challenges, and possibilities facing religious life in North America today. Grant size varies.
(5) Pastoral Leadership : The Pastoral Leadership Grant program supports research projects by pastors and academics on the nature and challenges of North American pastoral leadership, with special attention to the conditions of contemporary Christian ministry and the character of pastoral excellence. Research periods may range from nine weeks to nine months. The maximum award is $40,000.
(6) Religious Institutions : The Religious Institutions Grant Program supports research projects by academics and pastors designed to encourage reflection on the theological, historical, and sociological nature of and challenges to religious organizations and institutions in contemporary North America. Research periods may range from nine weeks to nine months. The maximum award is $40,000.
(7) Sabbatical Grant for Pastoral Leaders : The Sabbatical Grants for Pastoral Leaders Program provides pastoral leaders with sustained periods of time for reflective engagement with their life and work and issues related to contemporary religious leadership. Grants of $10,000 or $15,000 support sabbaticals of eight or twelve weeks respectively.
Summer Stipend : The Summer Stipend Program offers $9,000 grants to academics and pastors engaged in research projects pertaining to North American Christianity, especially those related to the priorities of the Louisville Institute.
(Last checked 10/17/13)

Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture
http://www.mfjc.org/support/howto.html
Offers three funding opportunities including:
(1) International Doctoral Scholarship for Studies Specializing in Jewish Fields which provides funding to help train qualified individuals for careers in Jewish scholarship and research, and to help Jewish educational, religious, and communal workers obtain advanced training for leadership positions.
(2) International Fellowship in Jewish Studies and Jewish Culture provides funding to assist well-qualified individuals in carrying out an independent scholarly, literary or art project, in a field of Jewish specialization, which makes a significant contribution to the understanding, preservation, enhancement or transmission of Jewish culture.
(3) International Community Service Scholarship which provides funding to assist well-qualified individuals to train for careers in the rabbinate, Jewish education, social work, and as religious functionaries (e.g. shohatim, mohalim) in Diaspora Jewish communities in need of such personnel.
(Last checked 10/17/13)

National Foundation for Jewish Culture
Jewish Studies Scholarships
http://www.jewishculture.org/
Since its formation in 1960, the National Foundation for Jewish Culture has granted fellowships to over 300 scholars to encourage research, publication and teaching in the various disciplines of Jewish Studies. Through its Jewish Endowment for the Arts and Humanities, the NFJC continues to provide fellowships for doctoral students in Jewish Studies as well as a grant for the publication of a dissertation by an academic press. The NFJC also sponsors the annual Jewish Cultural Achievement Awards in Scholarship, and publishes articles on trends in Jewish studies. The National Foundation for Jewish Culture can be reached at (212) 629-0500; Fax: (212) 629-0508; E-mail nfjc@jewishculture.org
(Last checked 10/17/13)

Nazareth Association
http://www.nazarethassociation.org/11.html
The Nazareth Association offers scholarships to Michigan students who plan to attend a Catholic college or university. Those interested must submit an application, essay, transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to be considered. For more information or an application form, contact the Nazareth Association office at 1-269-342-1191.
(Last checked 10/17/13)

Presbyterian Association of Musicians
Seed Money Grants
http://www.presbymusic.org/ProfSeedMoney.htm
(Last checked 10/17/13)

Presbyterian Church (USA)
Financial Aid for Studies
http://www.pcusa.org/financialaid/
(Last checked 10/17/13)

Presbyterian Church (USA)
General Assembly Mission Council
Scholarships, Grants, and Loans
http://gamc.pcusa.org/ministries/financialaid/scholarships-grants-and-loans/
(Last checked 10/17/13)

Religion RFPs Posted by the Foundation Center PND Digest
http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/rfp/cat_religion.jhtml
Also listed under Grants for Nonprofits - Religion and Social Change.
(Last checked 10/17/13)

Religious Research Association
Constant H. Jacquet Research Awards
http://rra.hartsem.edu/constant.htm
The Religious Research Association gives awards for applied and basic research on religion each year on a competitive basis, with priority being given to applied projects. In this competition, applied research is that which has an identifiable organizational or institutional client who will use the research results for specific goal-centered activities. The committee especially encourages proposal submissions from scholars who are in the early stages of their careers, as well as proposals from students. Applied, client-centered projects are given priority, but basic research is also regularly funded. Funding may be used for research expenses and release time, but not for supplemental income or capital equipment. Grants of more than $4000 in a given year are rare.
(Last checked 10/17/13)

Resources for American Christianity
Information on Grants
http://www.resourcingchristianity.org/grants-info
Several agencies with funding from the Religion division of the Lilly Endowment provide grants or fellowships to individuals or institutions. The list here is organized according to the focus or purpose of the assistance provided.
(Last checked 10/17/13)

Scholarships, Fellowships, and Postdoctoral Awards:
Architecture, Accounting, Arts and Humanities, Interior Design, Liberal Arts, Planning, Religion
http://scholarships.fatomei.com/scholar4.html
A compilation of resources by Francisco Alberto Tomei Torres, Ph.D.
(Last checked 10/17/13)

United Church of Christ
Undergraduate Scholarships
http://www.ucc.org/higher-education/scholarships/
Scholarship assistance to members of UCC congregations who are under 25 years and are sophomore, junior or senior undergraduate students, in any discipline, attending an accredited 4-year university or college in the United States. Awards are modest, about $500-$1,000.
(Last checked 10/17/13)

United Methodist Church
General Board of Higher Education and Ministry
Loans and Scholarships
http://www.gbhem.org/site/c.lsKSL3POLvF/b.3501653/k.49D8/Loan__Scholarship_Opportunities.htm
Describes a variety of opportunities including:
(1) Brandenburg - Graduate program for students 35 years of age or older
(2) HANA - Hispanic, Asian, Native American or Pacific Islander students who are juniors or seniors in college OR graduate students
(3) Ethnic - Hispanic, Asian, Native American, Pacific Islander or Black undergraduate students
(4) Gift of Hope - For students at any accredited college who have shown leadership within the United Methodist Church
(5) General - If student does not qualify for any of the above scholarships, request a General Application. Criteria varies - from wills and annuities
(Last checked 10/17/13)

United Methodist Church
Global Ministries
Grants and Scholarships
http://new.gbgm-umc.org/work/education/scholarships/
(1) The World Communion Scholarship Program enables persons from churches in nations other than the United States and from ethnic and racial minorities in the United States to prepare for leadership in the mission of their churches and societies upon completion of their studies.
(2) Accessibility grants are to encourage and aid local churches to make their facilities and activities accessible to people with disabilities. Grants are available to United Methodist local churches and charges.
(3) The Hispanic Leadership Development Fund : Grants are made annually to persons of Hispanic descent (from North, South, and Central America and islands of the Western Hemisphere).
(4) Harry R. Kendall Hospital and Home Fund : The candidate should be a U.S. citizen, preferably of African American descent, planning to enter the health care field or already a practitioner.
(Last checked 10/17/13)

United Methodist Church
Leadership Scholarships
http://www.umls.umc.org/
A program designed to encourage active United Methodist students to attend a United Methodist-related college or university by offering up to $3,000 in scholarship funds. Sponsoring colleges and universities intentionally affirm students as God's children through the development of the whole student — intellectually, by developing leadership capability, and growing spiritually through programs that focus on the individual student.
(Last checked 10/17/13)

United Methodist Church
Young Clergy Initiative
http://www.explorecalling.org/yci/
In the year 2032, if trends continue, the United Methodist Church will face a shortage of trained ordained elders for appointment to local congregations. This was just one of the factors which led the 2012 General Conference to create a $7 million Young Clergy Initiative Fund designed to “increase the number of young clergy among the jurisdictional conferences,” to be administered by the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM). .
(Last checked 10/17/13)

United Muslim Foundation
http://www.unitedmuslimfoundation.org
UMF usually offers three $4,000 scholarships to High School Seniors or University Students who are UMF members. For more information contact UMF, P.O. Box 952934, Lake Mary, FL 32795; telephone : 800-863-1795 phone ext. 701. Note : scholarship program. UMF is working towards handing the administration of the scholarship to another organization so they will only be responsible for raising money to finance it.
(Last checked 10/17/13)

Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion
http://www.wabashcenter.wabash.edu/grants/default.aspx
The Wabash Center provides funds for activities that enhance teaching and learning in the fields of religion or theology. It seeks to fund projects that improve practical application of teaching and learning methods, that create a supportive environment for teachers, or that promote a sustained conversation about pedagogy. Projects might involve meetings of scholars across schools, regions, denominations, or subject areas to think about syllabi, teaching strategies, student learning styles, or teaching as a vocation. Projects might involve a single department experimenting with creative ways to enhance teaching or a doctoral institution helping their students prepare for teaching careers.
(Last checked 10/17/13)

Women of the ECLA
Opportunity Scholarships for Lutheran Laywomen
http://www.womenoftheelca.org/opportunity-scholarships-for-lutheran-laywomen--pages-103.php
(1) Amelia Kemp Scholarship for ELCA women of color in undergraduate, graduate, professional or vocational courses of study
(2) Belmer/Flora Prince and Kahler, Vickers/Raup, Wettstein Scholarships for ELCA women studying for ELCA service abroad, either in general or in health professions associated with ELCA projects abroad
(3) Drinkall Franke/Seeley Knudstrup Scholarships for ELCA women in graduate courses of study preparing for occupations in Christian service
(4) Cronk Memorial, First Triennium Board, General, Mehring, Paepke, Piero/Wade/Wade, Edwin/Edna Robeck Scholarships for ELCA women in undergraduate, graduate, professional, or vocational courses of study

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Women of the ECLA
Scholarships
http://www.womenoftheelca.org/scholarships-pages-57.php
(Last checked 10/17/13)

World Mission Prayer League
http://www.wmpl.org
Available for Lutheran college students. Three one-thousand dollar scholarships will be awarded. Those who receive the scholarship are in no way obligate to the World Mission Prayer League, but it is expected that recipients will offer themselves for global mission service. For more information: shine@wmpl.org .
(Last checked 10/17/13)


Databases

SciVal Funding
http://www.funding.scival.com.proxy2.cl.msu.edu/home
http://www.funding.scival.com.proxy2.cl.msu.edu/search?preSearch
Provides access to a searchable database of more than 12,000 active opportunities, 2.25M awards (back to 2004), and 4500 funding bodies. Geographic coverage is strongest for the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, European Commission, Australia, Ireland, Singapore, India, South Africa, and New Zealand. At present academic discipline coverage is strongest in the sciences and business; hopefully it will beef up funding information in the arts, humanities, and social sciences as time goes by.
For more information see Frequently Asked Questions: MSU Scholars (SciVal Experts/SciVal Funding)
(Last checked 10/17/13)

Foundation Grants to Individuals Online (Main Library Access Only)
http://gtionline.fdncenter.org/ipl.php
Includes descriptions of more than 6,000 foundations and public charities that fund individual grantseekers, and is searchable by nine different criteria. Records provide contact information, financial data, application information, and program descriptions, with links to more than 500 foundation Web sites. Updated quarterly.
(Last checked 10/17/13)

GrantSelect
http://ezproxy.msu.edu:2047/login?url=http://www.grantselect.com/access
An extensive online grants database owned and operated by Schoolhouse Partners, and it contains more than 16,000 funding opportunities provided by more than 5,100 unique sponsoring organizations. Also provides a selection of funding news.
(Last checked 10/17/13)

MSU Scholarship Search
http://scholendow2.ais.msu.edu/Student/ScholSearch.asp
MSU offers a wide variety of scholarships, some of which have criteria which severely limit the number of students who might be eligible for the scholarship, while others have much broader criteria. This facility should help you find those MSU scholarships for which you might be eligible. You can search either by unit (College/Department) within the University or by criteria such as major/specialization, Michigan county of permanent residence, high school, or study abroad.
(Last checked 10/17/13)

Cornell University
Graduate School Fellowships Database
http://www.gradschool.cornell.edu/fellowships
(Last checked 10/17/13)

FastWeb
http://www.fastweb.com/.
If you have access to the world wide web and are willing to fill in the online forms, this service promises a free customized list of financial aid sources. FastWeb is actually a searchable database of more than 400,000 private sector scholarships, fellowships, grants, and loans from more than 3,000 sources for all levels of higher education. First-time visitors have to register (first and last name and a user ID), then complete a profile, including background and fields of study. Registrants then receive a list of all currently relevant funding sources. The registration information is stored and can be used on subsequent visits. The entire sign-up process, and delivery of available funding sources, can be a bit tedious: about five to twenty minutes, depending on the connection speed. Approximately 500 new scholarships are added to the database daily, so registrants can stay current. Provided courtesy of Financial Aid Information Page and Student Services, Inc. created by Mark Kantrowitz and sponsored by the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators.
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Books

The books mentioned on this page are available for public use in the Michigan State University Libraries. If you are unable to visit our library, consider visiting a Foundation Center Cooperating Collection in your home state or a local public library in your home town. If the books are not available there, ask about interlibrary loan or visit a local bookstore to find out whether they can be purchased.

Money for Christian College Students Gail A. Schlachter and R. David Weber, eds.
El Dorado Hills, Calif. : Reference Service Press, biennial. 280pp.
Funding Center (1 East) LB2337.2 .M643 2007/2009 (2005/2007 edition also available)
Now, in one place, Christian students will be available to get detailed information on the 875 biggest and best funding opportunities set aside specifically for them. Completely up to date, each of the program descriptions has been prepared from current material supplied by the sponsoring organization. Entries are divided by degree (undergraduate and graduate) and are organized so that, in seconds, you can read about the purpose, eligibility, monetary award, duration, special features, limitations, number awarded, and deadline date of any funding opportunity that interests you. In addition, you'll also find complete contact information: address, telephone number, fax number, toll-free number, e-mail address, and web site for each of these opportunities. Using the indexes, you can even target your search to look for funding opportunities by:
(1) sponsoring organization
(2) residency requirements
(3) where the money can be spent
(4) subject fields
(5) religious affiliation
(6) deadline

Annual Register of Grant Support
Wilmette, Ill. : National Register Publishing Co., annual. Funding Center (1 East) LB2336 .A7
Includes information on programs sponsored by government agencies, public and private foundations, educational and professional associations, special interest organizations and corporations. Covers a broad range of interests including academic and scientific research, publication support, equipment and construction support, in-service training, competitions and prizes, and travel and exchange programs. Organized by broad subject areas with four indexes: subject, organization and program, geographic and personnel.

Directory of Research Grants
Phoenix, Ariz. : The Oryx Press, annual. Funding Center (1 East) LB2338 .D5
An annual print version of the Grants Database. Contains information about grants and fellowships available for research projects from federal and state governments, private foundations, professional organizations, and corporations. List grants programs by specific funding areas; indexed by sponsoring organization and grant name.

Foundation Grants to Individuals
New York, N.Y. : Foundation Center, biennial. Funding Center (1 East) LB2336 .F6
The most comprehensive listing available of private foundations which provide financial assistance to individuals. The foundations described have made grants to students, artists, scholars, foreign individuals, minorities, musicians, scientists and writers for scholarships, fellowships, student loans, internships, residencies, arts and cultural projects, medical and emergency assistance, residencies and travel programs.

The Grants Register
New York, N.Y. : St. Martin's Press, annual. Funding Center (1 East) LB2338 .G7
The complete guide to postgraduate funding worldwide.


Announcements

Foundations Boost Funding for Study of Religion
Scholars at universities across the United States are placing new emphasis on the social impact of religion, the Los Angeles Times reports. According to the Times, a long-standing academic bias against religion had caused social researchers to overlook its role in American life. Now, however, the subject is increasingly the focus of study within departments of sociology, political science, and international relations. Interest in the study of religion is being driven by a number of factors, the Times reports, including renewed interest in spirituality on the part of aging baby boomers and recent political support for faith-based initiatives. As part of this trend, a growing number of mainstream foundations are providing money for religious research. The Ford Foundation, one of America's largest foundations, has awarded roughly 50 grants totaling $10.5 million over the past several years through a religious program created in 1997. Other major funders include the Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment and the Philadelphia-based Pew Charitable Trusts, which is funding a multimillion-dollar initiative to create 10 academic "Centers of Excellence" to study the intersection between religion and a range of contemporary issues. For more information, locate Teresa Watanabe's article "The New Gospel of Academia" in the Los Angeles Times, 10/18/2000, available through Lexis Nexis Academic Universe in many major academic libraries.

Kiwanis Club of Lansing
Rev. Julius Fischbach Scholarship Award
This $1000 scholarship was established in 1990 in honor of Kiwanis member Rev. Julius Fischback for his outstanding service to all faiths encouraging change with energy, intelligence, imagination, and love. For an application or more information about the scholarship, contact Dennis Churchill at 484-1433 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Source : Lansing State Journal, August 2, 2007.

Various church denominations provide financial aid to students active in their church:

  • American Baptist Financial Aid Program Educational Ministries, Box 851, Valley Forge, PA 19482 / (215) 768-2067
  • Presbyterian Church Office of Financial Aid, 100 Witherspoon Street, Louisville, KY 40202 / (502) 569-5776,
  • Reformed Church in American, Office for Christian Education and Youth Ministry, 4500 60th Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512 / (616) 870-3071
  • Office of Loans and Scholarships, United Methodist Church, PO Box 871, Nashville, TN 37202 / (615) 327-2700.

     

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