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RCA Scholarships

Tuition assistance for students called to serve in ministry.

Reformed Church in America logoThis scholarship fund was established by the Reformed Church in America (RCA) Classical Board of Benevolence in 1875. Since then, the RCA Benevolence Board has been helping Hope College students pursue their goal of full-time ministry. 

Students in their sophomore and juniors years who qualify can apply and be interviewed. Upon the approval of the selection committee, students are given a grant to help fund their undergraduate education at Hope College during their junior or senior year. 

Qualifications

To qualify for this program, you must:

  • Be able to demonstrate financial need to further your education
  • Apply in the spring of your sophomore or junior year so the funds will be available in the fall of your junior or senior year
  • Be a member in good standing of a Christian congregation
  • Be planning to serve some sort of ministry in the RCA or other approved ministry

Apply

Apply online by the stated deadline during the spring semester of each academic year.*

Apply for a scholarship

A selection committee led by the Center for Ministry Studies and comprised of Hope faculty and staff will meet following the application deadline to review the applications and make arrangements for any needed interviews. If selected, you will be contacted to schedule an interview.

*The selection committee may consider applications submitted through the first week in August if funds are available. Please contact us to inquire about late applications.