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Donor Scholarships

These scholarships are donor supported scholarships. Students must apply individually for these scholarships each year  to be considered for the award. Each scholarship has specific qualifications which are listed below. Please refer to the criteria and only apply for scholarships in which you meet the criteria.  All of the scholarships require you to be a full-time student (online 8 week module classes, winterim or summer courses DO NOT count towards full-time status).  

Please submit a current year FAFSA (except International students). The FAFSA is now available online. International students are not required to submit a FAFSA, but may still apply for a donor scholarship providing the other eligibility requirements are met.

Should you be awarded a donor scholarship, the funds may replace all or a portion of other CIU institutional aid you have received. 

Students NOT Eligible for donor scholarships:

  • New undergraduate students for 2015-16
  • Students receiving a partnership discount
  • Students receiving Educational Benefits
  • Doctoral students
  • Students taking online 8 week module classes

Applications CLOSED for the 2015-16 academic year - except for The Johnny Jones Scholarship.


Click on the links below to access the scholarship applications.  All applications (except Johnny Jones) will be submitted online this year.

The ABHE Grant

  • Must be a full-time Seminary or Graduate student.
  • Must have graduated from an ABHE accredited university.
  • Must be a new student to CIU.
  • Student's who graduated from CIU's undergrad are not eligible to apply.

The Army Chaplaincy Scholarship

  • CIU Scholarship
  • Must be enrolled in the Seminary & School of Ministry.
  • Must be enrolled in the Army's Chaplain Candidate Program.

The Delaine Price Blackwell Bible Teaching Scholarship

  • Must be a female.
  • Must be called by God to teach the Bible, especially to other women.
  • Student must have a 3.0 GPA or higher.
  • The student should be a woman known for her diligence and humility as she passionately pursues God’s call upon her life.  She should live out 2 Timothy 2:15 with a commitment to be diligent to present herself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth.

The Kate Schultz Colon Scholarship

  • Must show commitment to cross-cultural missions outside of North America.
  • Preference will be given to a student entering either their junior or senior year in the undergraduate school.
  • Preference will be given to a student with financial need due to medical issues within their immediate family.

The Diversity Scholarship

  • Must be full-time degree seeking Undergraduate, Graduate or Seminary student.
  • Must be a minority U.S. citizen.
  • Must have a 2.5 GPA.
  • Must have financial need.
  • Must show evidence of current leadership in a ministry setting.

The Martha Hoke Scholarship

  • Preference given to Seminary students, however, qualified students may be a rising senior.
  • Must be a female who has ministered or intends to minister in overseas, cross-cultural ministry.
  • Must provide evidence that they have selected a mission agency and are either approved candidates or are in process with a mission agency.
  • Qualified students may include international students and missionaries on home assignment.

The Samuel C. Howes Scholarship

  • Must be enrolled in the undergraduate school.
  • Must be either working on or off campus during the school year.
  • Must have financial need.

The Terry and Jean Hulbert Scholarship

  • Must be a male.
  • Must be entering third year in the Seminary within the M.Div program.
  • Must be pursuing a career in missions or Bible teaching.

The Johnny Jones Scholarship   (This application will need to be printed and submitted directly to the Johnny Jones Foundation.  They will not consider incomplete applications so be sure to include all requested documentation.) - May 1st deadline

  • Must submit a  transcript.
  • Must be a male.
  • Must have a 2.5 cumulative CIU GPA or higher.
  • Must be a US Citizen.
  • Must be a resident in GA or SC from one of the following counties: 

    Georgia - Appling, Burke, Candler, Columbia, Emanuel, Evans, Jefferson, Liberty, Long, McDuffie, Richmond, Tattnall, Toombs, or Wayne

    South Carolina – Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Beaufort, Charleston,  Colleton, Dorchester, Edgefield, Hampton or Orangeburg

The Lifesong Scholarship

  • Student must be an Undergraduate student.
  • Student whose goal is to be a tentmaker missionary (looking to go into foreign missions but willl be in business, teaching etc in a foreign country).

The Logos Church Scholarship

  • Student must be committed to be a missionary or serve in a para-church organization in mainland China or a Muslim country upon graduation.
  • Student must submit an annual report to the donor.

The Nathan McDaniel Scholarship

  • Must demonstrate financial need.
  • Must be preparing for a full-time Christian vocation.
  • Must be enrolled in the undergraduate school. Preference will be given to students majoring in music.

Tim McQuay Memorial Scholarship

  • Must be committed to the discipleship and service of the Lord Jesus Christ.

The New Jerusalem Foundation Scholarship

  • Student must be from China and have the goal of returning to China to serve the Lord in ministry. 
  • Full-time Master's level student.
  • Candidate must be recommended by their house church in China.

Dr. Henry Ludwig "Rick" Milne III Scholarship

  • Must be a full-time undergraduate rising senior or graduate level student who is in their final year of study.
  • Student must be Intercultural Studies Major or similar mission oriented track preferred.
  • A student who has demonstrated a heart for missions through previous short term missions or school/church mission projects.
  • Planning on a career as a foreign missionary.

Psalm 96:3 Scholarship

  • Preference will be given to Seminary and Graduate level students, however qualified undergraduate students may apply.
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Student must have a 2.5 GPA or meeting the minimum GPA required for their program.
  • Student must maintain satisfactory academic progress for their program.
  • Student should be preparing for their call to declare God's glory through counseling, teaching, preaching, communications, church planting, medical missions, corporate and/or vocational missions (including international ministries).

The SDSC Scholarship

  • Must be a new student to CIU.
  • Student must be from China, Taiwan or Southeast Asia.  However, International students from a Muslim country may be considered.
  • Must be a full-time master's level student.
  • Must be committed to return, upon graduation, and serve in "full-time ministry" either in their home country or the mission field.
  • Student must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3.
  • Student must provide two status reports per year to the donor through the CIU Development Office.
  • The scholarship is renewable but not guaranteed and is limited to a maximum of three years.  You must apply for this scholarship every year.

The Marvin R. Schuster Scholarship

  • Preference given to students from the greater Columbus, Georgia area (including Alabama).
  • Special consideration will be given to students who are current or past employees of a Burger King restaurant in the southeast.
  • Special consideration will be given to students who show great potential for future success in Christian ministry.

The Wallace John Olsen Scholarship (formerly The Miller's Scholarship)

  • Must be an International Student committed to return to their home country or a foreign mission field (upon graduation) to pursue Christian ministry.
  • The student must maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA.

Weaver-Williams Scholarship

  • Preference will be given to students interested in local or foreign missions but students with other career goals will not be excluded.