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Activated Ministries Scholarships

As of June, 2016, 284 scholarships have been awarded to qualifying individuals, for a total of $275,000. Since 2010, Activated Ministries’ In Recognition of Service Scholarships have provided tuition assistance to the children of current and former missionaries. Our goal is to honor those who have served on the mission field, for a minimum of 10 years, by assisting their children in the pursuit of their education. Individual scholarships range from $500 to $1500, averaging $1000.

Applications are received and processed each Spring and Fall. Follow the link for more information about eligibility and how to apply or read the stories of those around the globe who have been awarded an IROS scholarship. If you would like to donate to the IROS Scholarship Program, please click here.

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Scholarship recipients

Scholarship stats

So who received these scholarships and how were they applied? Here is the breakdown by degree type, location and field of study.

Ratio of Males/Females

  • 35% scholarships were awarded to Males
  • 65% scholarships were awarded to Females.

Applicants who received scholarships applied them towards the following degrees:

  • Certificates: 38
  • Associates/Bachelors: 121
  • Masters: 8
  • JD: 1
  • PhD: 2

Applicants/recipients are located in the following countries:

  • United States
  • Canada
  • Albania
  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Brazil
  • China
  • Columbia
  • Cyprus
  • England
  • France
  • Germany
  • Hungary
  • India
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Mexico
  • New South Wales
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Russia
  • Spain
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Turkey
  • UAE

Applicants/Recipients have listed the following fields of study as their majors:

Accounting, Applied Counseling, Art, Beauty and Therapy, Biblical Studies, Biology/Pre-med, Boat-Building, Business Coaching, Business/Management/Marketing, Child Development, Chinese and Business, Chinese Language and Culture, Christian Apologetics, Communication Science , Computer Science, Cosmetology, Court Reporting, Criminal Justice, Culinary arts, Dental Assisting, Dentistry, Early Childhood Education, Economics, Elementary Education, Engineering, English/Film Studies, Fashion design, Finance, Floral Design, Foreign language, Gastronomy, German Language, Graphic Design, Health Science, History, Hotel/Restaurant Management, Interdisciplinary Studies, Interior Design, International development, International Relations, International Studies, Interpretation, Journalism and Mass Communication, Law School, Leadership and Management, Liberal Arts, Massage Therapy, Medical Interpreter, Montessori Teaching, Nonprofit Management, Nursing, Pedagogy, Personal Training, Philosophy/Theology, Photography, Physiotherapy, Politics & International Studies, Pre-Medicine, Psychology, Public Administration, Public Health, Russian Language and Culture, Social Sciences, Social Work, Spanish Language, Teaching ESL

Suzanna Doss

Dear Activated Ministries,

I am writing to thank you for the award of the IROS scholarship. I am so grateful to be a recipient of this financial help toward my social work degree. It will be a welcome addition to the bills for the spring semester here at Baylor, and a real answer to my prayers! I actually cried a little when I received the news that I was one of the recipients…probably because I was so touched at the acknowledgement of the missionary work that I and my parents have done that this scholarship represents. Read more about Suzanna Doss

Baylor University,
Social Work,
Latest Term: 

Luke Brendle

Hi, Activated Ministries I want to thank you for accepting me for the Recognition of Service scholarship. This scholarship will be a big help for my financially this year as Florida is voting to lessen the amount of money given out to Florida resident students. I am excited to be in my last year of undergraduate and preparing to get my Master's degree. Your scholarship is helping to make it possible for me to continue my studies in getting a Masters in Divinity. My dream is to go into full time missions and with this scholarship it is another step in that direction so thank you. Read more about Luke Brendle

West Palm Beach, Florida,
Palm Beach Atlantic University,
Latest Term: 

Angela "Anik" Martinez

Dear Activated Ministries:

I want to express my gratitude for the help that I received with  the IROS scholarship. It has been such a help and an asset to help me start my professional career in of the best private universities not only of Mexico, but in all Latin America. My desire and vision was to attend this University to be able to receive a high academic education which will be help me to achieve my personal and professional goals. Read more about Angela "Anik" Martinez

Fundacion Universidad De Americas,
Social Sciences,
Latest Term: 

Anna Chapman

This scholarship will help me achieve my goal of getting a degree without going into debt. I am grateful for Activated Ministries and its commitment to assisting missionaries and their children in this way. Thank you for making college a little more doable. Read more about Anna Chapman

Saint Bonifacius, MN,
Crown College,
Latest Term: 

Daniel Tarpy

Dear Activated Ministries, 
I would like to express my thanks for being accepted as a recipient of the IROS Scholarship for the Fall Semester of 2013. Being a recipient of the IROS Scholarship has been a great blessing to me in helping to defray my tuition costs, as I’m sure it has been to numerous other students as well.
Since applying for this scholarship I have graduated from my undergraduate program at the top of my department and I was chosen as the valedictorian for my college campus.
Ming Chuan University,
International Affairs,
Latest Term: