Scholarships

There are plenty of options for you to acquire funds through scholarships.

Campus Employment/College Work Study

Student employment is an integral part of the financial aid program at AWC. Eligibility is based on financial need and work abilities. Students are expected to enroll full-time, maintain satisfactory academic progress and perform their jobs in a satisfactory manner. Since campus jobs are limited, some students will have to seek off-campus work.

Presidential Scholarship

This scholarship may be awarded by the President to students on the basis of academic excellence coupled with Christian character. The amount of the scholarship will be determined by the President on a semester basis. The scholarship may be renewed at the discretion of the President.

Public Relations Scholarship

A public relations representative may offer, at his/her discretion, a scholarship to be divided evenly over two semesters. One must be a full-time, on-campus student to be eligible. Final approval for the scholarship and the amount must come from the President.

Ministry in Music Scholarship

Scholarships are available to those who qualify as a member of a full-time traveling musical group. This scholarship will cover for up to 16 hours of tuition, room and board, and fees after all entitlements have been applied. This cholarship is more fully described in the “Public Relations Group Contract” which each member signs.

Missionary Kids in College

A scholarship worth $250 per semester per eligible student is provided by the Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Woman’s Missionary Society. This scholarship is available only to children of Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist missionaries and is based on age and grade average.

Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Youth Scholarship

This scholarship, under the jurisdiction of the Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Youth Society, makes $2,000 available per year to young people desiring to attend Allegheny Wesleyan College. Details of the requirements are available form the Financial Aid Office.

Bennett Memorial Scholarship

A scholarship from the Damascus Methodist Church to support and train church leaders.

Dr. & Mrs. Paul Kaufman Scholarship

This scholarship, equaling $2,000, is presented to a worthy student.

T. A. Robertson Memorial Scholarship

Rev. T. A. Robertson served The Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection for over sixty years as pastor and leader. His family and friends, to honor his memory, have established this scholarship to assist a worthy junior or senior who is majoring in Pastoral Ministries.

Rev. D. M. Kiffer Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is established to assist a needy Ministerial Student.

Dr. Robert E. & Marilyn K. England Scholarship

Dr. Robert E. and Marilyn K. England Scholarship—A scholarship has been established in honor of Dr. Robert E. and Marilyn England; a former President and Faculty member of Allegheny Wesleyan College. Student(s) who meet the following criteria will be eligible to receive this scholarship: Primary—A worthy junior or senior who is enrolled in the Pastoral Ministries Program; or Secondary—A worthy junior or senior who is enrolled in the Cross-Cultural Missions Program.

D. R. Kaufman Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established to provide financial assistance to a junior or senior who is majoring in Cross-Cultural Missions.

Mr. and Mrs. Peter B. Moran Scholarship

A scholarship has been established to honor Peter B. Moran and the late Patricia J. Moran. This scholarship is awarded to a worthy junior or senior who is enrolled in the Cross-Cultural Missions  Program or a worthy junior or senior who is enrolled in the Pastoral Ministries.

Ruth Stearns Missions Scholarship

This scholarship has been established to honor Miss Ruth Stearns and her lifetime of service among the Native American people at Northwest Indian Bible School. This scholarship is awarded to a student who desires to work in Indian Missions.

Forest & Naomi Plowman Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship has been established to honor the memory of Forest & Naomi Plowman members of the Johnstown Wesleyan Methodist Church for more than 50 years. Eligible for this scholarship are children of missionaries, pastors and full-time Christian workers or any student who demonstrates Christian character.

The Rev. R. Stanley and Evelyn E. Kendall Memorial Scholarship II

Two faithful friends of AWC were privileged to sit under the ministry and become personal friends of Rev. and Mrs. Stanley Kendall. As a result of their godly influence, this scholarship was established to further the cause of holiness in the lives of others. It is to be distributed to a worthy Junior or Senior studying in the Pastoral Ministries or Cross-Cultural Missions programs.

Rev. & Mrs. Stanley Kendall Memorial Scholarship

Rev. Stanley Kendall spent thirty-nine years as an evangelist in The Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection. A scholarship has been established to aid students who demonstrate an exemplary Christian attitude and who face a current financial need. This scholarship is presented to freshmen or sophomores.

The Rev. Jack & Ellen Benniger Scholarship

This scholarship was established to provide financial assistance to any student who demonstrates Christian character.

Jesus Loves Me Scholarship

This scholarship was established to provide financial assistance to worthy students in the Cross-Cultural Missions program preparing for Children’s Ministry in the local church or abroad.

Dye Scholarship

This scholarship was started in memory of Rev. John Dye’s mother, Marybelle Dye.  Rev. & Mrs. John Dye have served faithfully in the Lord’s work for many years and desire to help prepare the next generation.

Mary Ann Wagner Memorial Scholarship

Mary Ann had a love for reading and learning. She came to AWC as a student with a love for Christ and a desire to learn more about this great way of holiness. Mary Ann was loved and appreciated by all who knew her. A memorial scholarship was established by her family in her memory.

Ronald E. Moore Scholarship

This scholarship was established to provide financial assistance to a leadership-ready junior or senior in the Pastoral Ministries or Cross-Cultural Missions Program.

David E. Phelps, Sr. Scholarship

Family, friends, and the Mount Calvary Wesleyan Methodist Church (Minerva, Ohio) felt there would be no more fitting way to honor his memory than to establish a scholarship to help young people answer the call of God upon their lives.  He felt that the very best investment was an investment in the lives of young people who were preparing to serve God.

The Penny Ford and Mary Braun Scholarship

Mary Braun and Penny Ford have made a tremendous impact across the Holiness Movement through their ministry in music and child evangelism. This scholarship was established as a result of their godly influence to assist students studying  music, child evangelism and elementary education.

The Allegheny Wesleyan College Senior Class of 2018 Scholarship

This scholarship was established to provide financial assistance to a junior or senior who is majoring in Music Ministry, Elementary Education, or Religious Studies and has a grade point average of 2.0 or above.  

C. R. McPherson Memorial Scholarship

Rev. C. R. McPherson was a staunch proponent of a spiritual, well-trained ministry. Family and friends have established this scholarship to assist a worthy senior who is majoring in Pastoral Ministries.

AWC Scholarship

This scholarship has been afforded by monies received from anonymous donors.

Pearl Kaufman Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship has been established in memory of Mrs. Pearl Kaufman and given to a worthy student.

Senior Citizen Scholarship

Senior citizens at the age of 65 years or older may take courses each semester, free of tuition, for credit. (Fees may apply)

High School Scholarship

A junior or senior in high school may take one class per semester, tuition-free. (Fees may apply.)

Summer Camp Scholarship

Opportunities may exist to assist at various youth camps and also represent the college. Any compensation/award will be applied to the applicant’s school bill over two semesters (half each semester).

Pastor Scholarship

Stationed pastors may take one free course per semester for credit (Fees may apply). 

Alumni Scholarship

AWC Alumni may take one free course each semester for credit. In order to Alumni to qualify, they must have graduated with a BA degree from AWC. (Fees may apply.)

Recruitment Scholarship

Students (except those in a Public Relations group) who are directly responsible for encouraging a new student to attend Allegheny Wesleyan College will recieve $500.00 on their school bill. The new student must complete one full semester before the award will be applied.

Guidelines for College Funded Scholarships

  • These funds will be applied to the bill at the end of each semester after other external scholarships and/or governmental grants are utilized.
  • These funds are designed to assist students in paying their school bill after all other funding sources have been exhausted. They are never redeemable for cash unless stated so in writing.
  • These funds are considered a gift to the student’s bill, not to the student directly.
  • These funds are for full-time on-campus students who complete the semester’s work unless stated otherwise.
  • These funds are applied to charges for the stated semesters(s). They cannot be carried over to other semesters.
  • Since these funds are limited, normally only one scholarship or grant is given per semester per student.
  • These funds are normally disbursed with the approval of the Administrative Committee.

Local & Relevant Scholarships

1. Salem Community Foundation

There are actually two scholarships found here, which are: the Salem Community Foundation Scholarship and the Salem Community Foundation’s Ministerial Scholarship.

2. The Telios Law Scholarship

This scholarship applies to missionary sons and daughters who have spent 3 years or more with parents of a third world culture.

3. The Melvin Brewing Scholarship

The Melvin Brewing Scholarship was created to help students lift a little bit of financial stress off of their shoulders while also helping to strengthen our communities since the youth of today are our future at Allegheny Wesleyan College! Students from all majors and areas of study are encouraged to apply.

National Scholarships: 10 of the best websites to find a college scholarship

Source: https://clark.com/education/best-websites-resources-to-find-college/

1. Fastweb.com

Fastweb hosts more than 1.5 million scholarships that provide more than $3.4 billion. Once you create a profile, the site’s search feature will help you find the most accurate matches that fit your needs. Your personal profile is how the site helps you find pretty much exactly what you’re looking for.

You can then also see all the scholarships you applied for, or may want to apply to in the future.

2. Collegeboard.org

While the College Board is known for its college planning tools, it also has an arm that focuses on scholarships. Big Future hosts scholarships, as well as other financial aid and internship information from more than 2,200 programs — totaling nearly $6 billion. In order to get the most accurate search results, it’s critical to fill out as many details as you can in the profile that’s used for searching.

3. Niche.com

Formerly known as College Prowler, Niche is a great tool that can  help you find colleges AND money. It’s organized into categories that make it pretty easy to find what you’re looking for — allowing users to search by interest, career, major and other areas.

4. Scholarships.com

Scholarships.com hosts one of the largest scholarship databases out there and it’s updated on a daily basis. According to the site, “With more than 2.7 million scholarship and grant opportunities worth more than $19 billion, just about everyone is bound to find something.”

It’s easy to browse by category, but the best way to take advantage of what the site has to offer is to make a personal profile, which will allow you to find the most exhaustive lists of opportunities available to you.

5. CollegeNET.com

When you go to the site’s homepage, go to the top right corner to search college scholarships. From there you can either search by specific keywords or create a personal profile in order to get the most accurate matches that fit your needs. Once you make a profile, you create and save lists of opportunities you’re interested in.

6. Cappex

Cappex hosts a database of more than $11 billion in scholarship opportunities. Once you create a personal profile, you can search for opportunities that directly match your strengths and skills.

7. Chegg

Chegg is a great resource for finding scholarships — more than $1 billion worth of them.

To search for available scholarships, go to ‘colleges’ at the top of the homepage and then click ‘scholarships’ in the drop-down menu. Once you create a personal profile, you can search for available opportunities that match your criteria. Chegg also has a ‘top scholarship picks this week’ category that highlights some options you may have missed.

8. Unigo

Unigo hosts millions of available scholarships and makes it easy to search by type, including: company-based scholarships, minority scholarships, major-specific scholarships, state-specific scholarships and more. You can search by category or create a personal profile to get more specific results that match your needs.

9. Peterson’s

Peterson’s hosts $10 billion in scholarship opportunities and also provides information to help you in your search. Once you fill out a short survey, you can filter your search results so they’re tailored to your specific needs.

10. The U.S. Labor Department’s Free Search Tool

According to the official Student Aid website this free tool is a great resource for students to search more than 7,500 scholarships, grants and other various types of financial aid award opportunities.

The CareerOneStop tool allows you to:

  • Look through the site’s entire inventory of scholarships, arranged in order of closest deadline.
  • Narrow your list with a “search by keyword” option: Just enter a keyword about the type of award you’re looking for.
  • Use the filters to see opportunities for only certain types of awards, locations, level of study, and more.