Scholarship Listing

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CSU Scholarship Opportunities

Returning undergraduate, graduate and seminary students can apply for multiple scholarships to help them reach their educational goals. Peruse the list below to see which scholarship criteria you meet. Applications are open on April 1 and are due annually by June 30.

Undergraduate Scholarships

Nancy I. Arner Memorial

  • criteria: Returning junior, male or female. Must be in the Youth Pastoral, Pastoral Ministries, Pastoral Ministries – Seminary Track, Intercultural Studies, Intercultural Youth Ministries, or an Education program (headed toward full-time vocational ministry). Must demonstrate Christian character demonstrated in life, with a GPA of 2.75 or higher and demonstrate financial need. Priority is given to those diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis.

David Auckland Memorial Scholarship

  • criteria: Junior or senior student in Pastoral Ministries, Pastoral Ministries – Seminary Track, Intercultural Studies, or Intercultural Youth Ministries program, who is making progress toward a degree, or a student who already completed 15 credit hours at the graduate or seminary level. Minimum GPA of 2.5. Must possess a vitality in their Christian walk and a love for evangelism and interacting with other worldviews to lead people to faith and growth. Demonstrates academic merit, financial need and ministry potential.

Grant & Leona Auker Pastoral Endowment

  • criteria: Senior male Pastoral Ministries or Pastoral Ministries – Seminary Track student who has completed at least Expository Preaching. Recognized by homiletics professor as competent and well-equipped. Demonstrates pastoral potential of 1 Timothy 1:3-7, Titus 1:1-9, 1 Peter 5:1-3. Must possess qualifications of a pastor, including a distinct conviction of his call to the pastoral ministry. Financial need-based.

Bancroft Hall Endowment

  • criteria: Student who makes the needs of others more valuable than his own. Must initiate and fulfill opportunities to be Christ-like in daily life. Must be someone who illustrates the character of Christ through service and attitude. Minimum GPA of 2.5. Must be Bancroft Hall resident for at least two years and be at least a junior in the next semester. Recipient chosen by dorm residents’ vote.

Bancroft Missionary Endowment

  • criteria: Junior intending on going into full-time missions.

Beatrice K. Canterbury Memorial Scholarship

  • criteria: Junior or senior Youth Ministry student with a minimum 2.5 GPA.

Rembert Byrd Carter Endowment

  • criteria: Returning sophomore, junior or senior, male or female undergraduate student. Must have minimum GPA of 3.0. Must submit an essay as well as a letter of recommendation from both home church pastor and ministry leader. Trustee of Scholarships will select recipients.

The Cowman Family International Scholarship

  • criteria:  This award was created by Robert (’85) and Lisa (’84) Cowman to promote diversity and inclusion among the student body at Clarks Summit University, reflecting their ministry to students from around the world. The recipient will be an international student who has completed at least one year of education at CSU and who shows a consistent desire to become Christ-Centered and Career-Ready. Recipients should demonstrate financial need and have a 3.0 GPA, though special situations may be considered.

Dale & Beatrice Davis College Endowment

  • criteria: Undergraduate upperclassmen, children of missionaries, and those training for full-time pastoral or mission work.

Robert G. Sr. and Elaine F. Decker Memorial Endowment

  • criteria: Undergraduate program students: one in Pastoral Ministries or Pastoral Ministries – Seminary Track; one majoring in Intercultural Studies or Intercultural Youth Ministries. Only two recipients.

Sally Holmes Gary Memorial Endowment

  • criteria: Sophomore or junior female studying Education, looking forward to such a ministry, giving evidence of stability of Christian character and purpose. Must have a B average or higher.

Harry Willis Gifford Memorial Endowment

  • criteria: Upperclassman married students from low-income background with a financial need and a GPA of 2.5 or above.

Arthur W. and Dorothy Glidewell Scholarship

  • criteria: Married seminary student. 1/3 can go to married university student.

Golden Heirs Endowment

  • criteria: Sophomore or junior student who is preparing for Christian minstry vocation and meets satisfactory academic progress standards.

Lewis Vivian & Verna Clanton Graham Endowed Scholarship

  • criteria: Female college student intent on entering full-time ministry following graduation. Students will only be considered if they exhibit characteristics consistent with ministry mindedness, godly discernment and spiritual leadership. Will receive 50% of the scholarship.

Roma Hanneman Memorial Endowment

  • criteria: Sophomore or junior, preferably in the Intercultural Studies or Intercultural Youth Ministries program, but also available to Education majors going into missions. Minimum GPA of 3.0, meeting satisfactory academic progress standards. Must be given equally to two students.

Hope Wood Harriman Memorial Award

  • criteria: Junior or senior in an Education program with good grades. Exhibits maturity and leadership.

Ruth C. Haycock Memorial Endowment

  • criteria: Student who demonstrates Biblical philosophy of education and scholarship, financial need and shows promise for future teaching.

Robert D. Hayden Memorial Endowment

  • criteria: Upperclassman who is serious about and feels led to enter Christian service (preaching, teaching, etc.) or feels he or she is being called to some avenue of missionary endeavor and is in need of financial aid in order to fulfill this goal.

Susan G. Huber Scholarship

  • criteria: Students who are tenacious, hard-working, and determined to honor God no matter how challenging their circumstances. (5-year gift, started 2018 end 2022).

Vera and Elmer Huckaby Memorial Endowment

  • criteria: Student with exceptional financial need and a burden for youth. Use all available funds every year.

The Independent Baptist Church of Towanda Pastoral Scholarship 

  • criteria: Senior enrolled in Pastoral Studies, Pastoral Studies – Seminary Track, Youth Ministries or Intercultural Youth Ministry major who shows great potential as a future pastor or youth pastor. The recipient must demonstrate a true love of Christ’s church and a heart for God’s people. He must recognize the primacy of preaching and teaching and demonstrate ability to communicate God’s Word effectively and to handle God’s Word accurately. In character, he must meet the qualifications of 1 Timothy 3:1-7.

Charles E. Ingram Memorial Endowment

  • criteria: Junior in an Education major. $300 to as many students as funds allow.

International Student Fund

  • criteria: International student with financial need.

Dr. and Mrs. R. G. Kennedy Endowment

  • criteria: Pastoral Studies or Pastoral Studies – Seminary Track major exhibiting clear evidence of God’s calling in their lives to the full-time pastoral ministry. Children of faculty and trustees are not eligible.

Kenoyer Missionary Seminary Endowment

  • criteria: Sophomore or higher planning for full-time missionary service, preferably in an Asian country. A “B-level” student or higher with unreserved recommendation from his or her church. It would be preferable that the student match the funds from other funds or by work.

Sarah McLeod Scholarship

  • criteria: If Trustee of Scholarships does not specify a specific student, may be awarded to a student from a rural or mountain area selected by school. Needs 2.0 GPA or higher.

Marilyn Rider Mitchell Endowment

  • criteria: Wife of junior or senior pushing toward a program of study that allows her to minister through her career. She should be highly supportive of her husband and their future ministry together. Her husband must meet satisfactory academic progress.

Ken & Eleanor Mosher Alumni Scholarship

  • criteria: Either children or grandchildren of CSU alumni or students who are recommended by two distinct alumni (not related to the recipients). Must make satisfactory academic progress, must possess good Christian character, and must demonstrate promise for Christian ministry.

Office Professional Scholarship

  • criteria: Business Administration or Communications major (or similar). Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and should demonstrate a desire to use administrative skills in Christian ministry. Student must be returning in the next school year. Final award year.

Sidney and Delpha Petersen Endowment

  • criteria: Undergraduate upperclassmen who are children of pastors and training for full-time pastoral or missions work.

Pisanchyn Music Scholarship

  • criteria: Incoming junior or senior Music Education major with 3.0 GPA or higher and financial need; preferably full-time student who plans to teach music K-12 and serve God with musical talent. $1,500 award for one student.

Robert Richards Memorial 

  • criteria: Junior or senior with financial need, C average or better, Intercultural Studies or International Youth Ministry major or similar focus. $100 for fall semester.

Robert Richards Memorial Missions Endowment

  • criteria: Junior or senior in college, must have financial need and serious calling to missions. Intercultural Studies or International Youth Ministry major preference, but permission has been given by donor to give to someone going into missions. Must have C average or better. $100 given on account, fall semester.

Rudolph & Ware Minority Scholarship

  • criteria: Student who is spiritually mature, humble and relational with others regardless of race/ethnicity. A mentor of peers. Preferably recommended by someone of different ethnicity.

Stanley Salvigsen Memorial Endowment

  • criteria: Students who may need special encouragement due to circumstances such as illness, death in the family, or other such events (priority). Must meet satisfactory academic progress.

Arket J. Savige Endowment

  • criteria: College or seminary students may qualify. Descendants of Arket J. Savige and students from FBC of Johnson City, NY, receive first priority. Student must meet satisfactory academic progress standards as set forth by Clarks Summit University.

Ernest A. Steckiel Endowment

  • criteria: Senior Pastoral Ministries or Pastoral Ministries – Seminary Track students showing a genuine love for ministry and a desire to see souls saved. Steckiel family reserves the right to designate a student by written notice to the college.

Dorothy Burt Steffes Memorial Endowment

  • criteria: Junior or senior female in Intercultural Studies or International Youth Ministry major or similar. The student must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Esther Gilbertson Stone Endowment

  • criteria: Pastoral Ministries or Pastoral Ministries – Seminary Track students exhibiting financial need, moral character and academic potential.

Gail Tolson Scholarship

  • criteria: Students dual-enrolled in undergraduate and seminary programs of study, starting full-time seminary studies in the fall, who are, or will be, married by the fall, and who possess a GPA of 3.7 or higher. Or a married student who is majoring in Addictions Counseling, or who is recently admitted into Master of Arts in Counseling Program, or who is currently involved as an addictions counselor, or who has struggled with addiction in the past.

Harriette Van Atter Endowment

  • criteria: Students from First Baptist Church, Mayville, NY (priority). If there are no students attending CSU from First Baptist Church, CSU will contact the church to determine if any students from the church plan to attend CSU in the next school year. If so, the scholarship will be held and given to students from First Baptist Church in the next school year. If not, the scholarship will be given to other needy students as determined by the student financial aid committee. Priority in awarding will be given first to students majoring in a pastoral- or missions-related program.

Elizabeth Van Campen Communications Scholarship

  • criteria: Communications major with a GPA of 3.5 or higher

Charles Wilkes Music Endowment

  • criteria: Music student.

Elmer Wilson Endowment

  • criteria: Student must have completed two years of study, showing an exemplary attitude of service and a spirit of cooperation among fellow students, faculty and staff. Award-$100.

Betty Ann Dahl Young Memorial Endowment

  • criteria: Student in the Intercultural Studies or International Youth Ministry major, with a genuine commitment to serving the Lord in missions. Preferably a student from NJ, NY or PA (although other areas may be included).

Post-Graduate Scholarship

David Auckland Memorial Scholarship

  • criteria: Junior or senior student in Pastoral Ministries, Pastoral Ministries – Seminary Track, Intercultural Studies, or Intercultural Youth Ministries program, who is making progress toward a degree, or a student who already completed 15 credit hours at the graduate or seminary level. Minimum GPA of 2.5. Must possess a vitality in their Christian walk and a love for evangelism and interacting with other worldviews to lead people to faith and growth. Demonstrates academic merit, financial need and ministry potential.

Mike Cagley Memorial Endowment

  • criteria: Grad student meeting satisfactory academic progress.

Seminary Scholarships

John Allen Seminary Endowment

  • criteria: Seminary-enrolled student who is intent on completing his studies toward a degree of Master of Divinity or Master of Ministry or a similar seminary Master level degree in preparation of becoming a pastor in a local church.

Auker Seminary Endowment

  • criteria: Pastoral or missions student at the seminary with preference to those with families; well-rounded individual with interests, gifts and abilities that match his or her educational pursuits; GPA of 3.0 or higher.

David Auckland Memorial Scholarship

  • criteria: Junior or senior student in Pastoral Ministries, Pastoral Ministries – Seminary Track, Intercultural Studies, or Intercultural Youth Ministries program, who is making progress toward a degree, or a student who already completed 15 credit hours at the graduate or seminary level. Minimum GPA of 2.5. Must possess a vitality in their Christian walk and a love for evangelism and interacting with other worldviews to lead people to faith and growth. Demonstrates academic merit, financial need and ministry potential.

Barndollar Lecture Endowment

  • criteria: Sophomore with 3.5 or higher GPA in field of Bible. Not transferable; may be given by BBS faculty action/determination. Will be withdrawn from any student who fails to register at BBS for his or her senior year and given to another student deemed worthy by the faculty.

W.W. Barndollar Seminary Endowment

  • criteria: Second year, male student with GPA of 3.5 or better in the area of biblical exposition.

 BBS Michigan Pastoral Studies Endowment

  • criteria: BBS students who are current MARBC pastors and church planters, or BBS students who are from Michigan and plan to minister in Michigan, or BBS students who plan to minister in Michigan. Based on academic merit, financial need and ministry potential.

Howard A. and Ruth I. Bixby Endowment

  • criteria: Seminary student from New England who desires to return and serve in pastoral ministry. Must evidence academic merit, financial need, ministry potential, and plans to minister in New England.

Howard and Carol Bixby Church Evangelism Seminary Endowment

  • criteria: Student who has completed 30 credit hours at time of reward. Demonstrates spirit of compassion for the lost by the habitual practice of personal or church group evangelism.

Arthur W. and Dorothy Glidewell Scholarship

  • criteria: Married seminary student. 1/3 can go to married university student.

Lewis Vivian & Verna Clanton Graham Endowed Scholarship

  • criteria: Seminary student pursuing a full-time ministry degree. Students will only be considered if they exhibit characteristics consistent with ministry mindedness, godly discernment and spiritual leadership. Will receive 50% of scholarship.

Richard Engle Memorial Scholarship

  • criteria: Seminary student who, in the opinion of the faculty, has demonstrated outstanding achievement in the study of Biblical Hebrew, “alacrity” in exegesis, and an appreciation for its use in preaching and teaching. Must have completed 30 credits of seminary work, cumulative GPA of 3.0+, and demonstrate a love for the First Testament.

Ethnic Minority Student Scholarship

  • criteria: Seminary student who is committed to church planting in North America. Minimum of 20 credits completed, 2.5 GPA. Ethnic minority or international student with financial need. Written recommendation for vocational ministry.

Expository Preaching Seminary Endowment

  • criteria: Seminary student who demonstrate skills evidenced in expository preaching, must have an evaluation by the seminary faculty, and must have the recommendation of the Pastoral Theology Department.

Seminary Endowment

  • criteria: Seminary student. Awarded by the seminary financial aid committee at their discretion.

Arket J. Savige Endowment

  • criteria: College or seminary students may qualify. Descendants of Arket J. Savige and students from FBC of Johnson City, NY, receive first priority. Student must meet satisfactory academic progress standards as set forth by Clarks Summit University.

Dr. Renald Showers Academic Endowment

  • criteria: Seminary student who needs financial assistance.

Joseph M. Stowell Seminary Endowment

  • criteria: Seminary student who is an ethnic minority or an international student, showing promise for church planting, pastoring or missionary service to his or her people.

Williams N.T. Seminary Endowment

  • criteria: Seminary student who excels in New Testament studies.

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