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

College Funded Scholarships

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 four 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 scholarship 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. Details concerning requirements are available from the college Business Office.

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 from the Business Office.

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 a Pastoral Ministry major.

T.A. Robertson Memorial Scholarship—Rev. T. A. Robertson served The Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection for over sixty years as pastor and leader. To honor his memory, his family and friends have established this scholarship to assist a worthy junior or senior who is a Pastoral Ministry major.

Rev. and 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 a student or students who demonstrate an exemplary Christian attitude and who face a current financial need. This scholarship will be presented to freshmen or sophomores.

Forrest and Naomi Plowman Memorial Scholarship—A scholarship has been established to honor the memory of Forrest and Naomi Plowman. As members of the Johnstown Wesleyan Methodist Church for more than fifty years, they consistently supported the Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection. Students who meet the following criteria will be eligible to receive this scholarship: PRIMARY; Children of missionaries, pastors, and full-time Christian workers who demonstrate Christian character and have a financial need; or SECONDARY; any student who demonstrates Christian character and has a financial need.

D.R. Kaufman Memorial Scholarship—It was established to provide financial assistance to a junior or senior mission major student attending Allegheny Wesleyan College. Award: Scholarship for use in any year; renewable.Eligibility requirements: Applicant must be a Missions major student (junior or senior)Amount:  $480

The Moran Scholarship—A scholarship has been established to honor Peter B. Moran and the late Patricia J. Moran. Students who meet the following criteria will be eligible to receive this scholarship: a) A worthy junior or senior who is enrolled in Cross-Cultural Missions Program and b) A worthy junior or senior who is enrolled in the Pastoral Ministries Program.

David E. Phelps, Sr. Scholarship—His family, friends, and the Mount Calvary Wesleyan Methodist Church (Minerva, Ohio) felt there would be no more fitting way to honor the memory of Rev. David Phelps, Sr. than to establish a scholarship fund to continue to help young people answer the call of God upon their lives. Rev. Phelps served as professor, academic dean and president. He felt that the very best investment was an investment in the lives of young people who were preparing to serve God as pastors, missionaries, teachers, or wherever God called them. This scholarship is to be awarded to needy students.

Alumni Scholarship—Any graduate of Salem Bible College or Allegheny Wesleyan College may take any class they have already taken (or similar class) as a refresher course free of tuition cost.

Christian Worker Scholarship — Any full-time Christian worker may take classes at a reduced rate. The reduction is a 50% discount on tuition. Regular fees still apply.

Pastor Scholarship—Any full-time AWMC pastor may take one class tuition free per school year. Additional classes will receive a 50% discount on tuition. Regular fees still apply.

Senior Citizen Scholarship—Anyone over the age of 62 may take classes at a reduced rate. The reduction is a fixed tuition charge of $50.00 per credit hour. Regular fees still 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).

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 receive $200.00 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

11 of the best websites to find a college scholarship




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.


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.


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. 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.


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. Scholarship Monkey

Scholarship Monkey allows you to search for scholarships a few different ways. You can search by keyword, browse scholarship lists (various categories/topics) and also see lists of the latest and featured scholarships. The site also allows you to create a personal profile for more accurate results.

7. 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.

8. 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.

9. 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.

10. 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.

11. 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.