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Activated Ministries Scholarships

Spring 2020 was our 10-year anniversary of the Activated Ministries’ In Recognition of Service Scholarship program, providing tuition assistance to the children of current and former missionaries.  We have given 410 scholarships for a total of $397,000.  Scholarships have gone to students in the USA, Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Canada, China, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, Indonesia, India, Italy, UK, Poland, Germany, France, Italy, Romania, Czech Republic, Uganda, South Africa.

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

Elaine Horwitz

I am writing this letter to thank you for the IROS scholarship I was awarded. Thank you for choosing me as a recipient, your support has made it possible to take out a lesser amount in private loans for the coming years in college allowing me to continue with my educational pursuits. Read more about Elaine Horwitz

Anaheim, California,
CNI College,
Personal Training,
Latest Term: 

Elizabeth Forsberg

I have been interested in Floral Design for many years now but I always thought it was something that I wouldn't be able to pursue until much later in life due to other financial responsibilities. Thanks to Activated Ministries and their fantastic scholarship program I have now started an online Floral Design course with Penn Foster.  Read more about Elizabeth Forsberg

San Diego, California,
Penn Foster College,
Floral Design,
Latest Term: 

Catherine Lynch

“I have a very strong passion for learning and growth in my life, and I am so very excited to be starting my nursing studies this month.” These are the words of Catherine Lynch, a young woman with a very big vision! Read more about Catherine Lynch

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: 

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: