Scholarships and Grants
To assist member churches in fulfilling the mission of the Hawai‘i Conference through the implementation of projects or programs that reach out to people in their communities
To encourage activities that bring ministers together for development, support and collegiality
The Henry Opukaha‘ia Scholarship Fund supports the training of clergy for Christian mission by providing financial aid for seminary students who have in-care standing with their association and continuing education funds for active ministers...
Association of Hawaiian Evangelical Churches (AHEC)
AHEC offers financial assistance to Hawaiian churches and their ministers. LEARN MORE
John and Norma Nomura DeSaegher Scholarship
Central Union Church is pleased to offer the John and Norma Nomura DeSaegher Scholarship, which provides Divinity students $5000 awards annually and students may receive the scholarship twice in the matriculation of their degree. Applicants must be a member in good standing in a UCC or affiliated denomination and a Member in Discernment in the UCC (or an equivalent designation in an affiliated denomination). View other scholarship requirements and download an application and Need Assessment Worksheet. Application deadline is March 31 for consideration for the following academic year.
Theodore and Mary Atherton Richard
Friend Peace Scholarship
Income from the Friend Peace Scholarship Fund provides scholarships and study grants that help Christian students preparing for definite Christian work, and for such other purposes as determined by the Board of Trustees.
Edith H. Wolfe Memorial Scholarship
Supports the educational purposes of women and children throughout the Pacific, especially but not exclusive to those of Hawaiian lineage. The scholarship is open to all women with a high school diploma or GED pursuing higher education.
Applications are being accepted from April 1- June 15, 2021. For inquiries or more information, please contact Carolyn Winston at firstname.lastname@example.org or Clara D. Priester at (808) 791-5647.
Women's League of Central Union Church
The Women's League of Central Union Church is pleased to offer two scholarship opportunities to assist those attending (or planning to attend) higher education programs. Both grants are awarded based on character, scholarship, evidence of financial need, and community service. Previous awards ranged from $1000 to $2000* and prior recipients are eligible to reapply.
The KENNETH O. and DORIS A. REWICK EDUCATIONAL AID FUND is awarded to students from Hawai'i enrolled (or who will be enrolled) in any accredited school for undergraduate or graduate college training, or for other specialized training beyond high school and includes full-time, part-time or online students.
The RUTH C. SCUDDER SCHOLARSHIP is awarded to a female of Christian affiliation from Hawai'i who is a student within the University of Hawai'i system. Preference is given to United Church of Christ members and upperclass students.
Applications will be accepted through the ScholarsApp online platform beginning December 7, 2020. Visit https://scholarsapp.com/ to create an account and for additional information. Please e-mail email@example.com with any questions. Deadline for complete applications is February 28, 2021.
*Award amounts may vary from year to year and are per the discretion of the Women's League.
State Council of Hawaiian Congregational Churches (SCHCC)
Learn more about the different options for funding assistance.
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UCC Scholarships and Grants
The UCC offers a variety of individual scholarships and program grants. All online application forms open on December 1 each year and close on March 1 of the following year. To learn more about these scholarships and grants, and to apply, click HERE.
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