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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

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: 

Michael McNally

To Whom It May Concern:

It is with humility and gratitude that I would like to express my appreciation for your generous award of the IROS scholarship, which has enabled me to continue my studies toward attaining an MBA with the University of Liverpool.

Without your support, I would not have been able to make it, and I will be forever grateful for the opportunity that you have opened up for me through your act of generosity and faith. Read more about Michael McNally

The Netherlands,
University of Liverpool,
Business Administration,
Latest Term: 

Windy Farr

Dear Activated Ministries, 

Thank you so much for all that you do and have done. I am very thankful that you can offer such a great tool for us to continue in the mission the Lord has for us! God bless you for your hard work! I hope the following finds you well.  Read more about Windy Farr

Wellspring School of Allied Health,
Personal Trainer,
Latest Term: 

Kovacs Andras

 I would like to express my gratitude towards Activated Ministries, and all those making this program possible! Thanks to your donation I can continue my studies in Hungary, to receive a bachelor’s degree in business and economics. It is a true blessing to be able to continue school despite these hard economic times. In fact, I have already started to make use of the things I’ve learned here, like making financial decisions, learning new languages and communication skills. I couldn’t have done it without your help. God bless you! Read more about Kovacs Andras

Budapesti Gazdasagi Foiskola - School of Economics,
Latest Term: 

Sara Goff

I was overwhelmed with excitement when a friend recommended the IROS scholarship program to me. After applying, I must admit that I was very anxious awaiting the initial response from the program. When I heard that I would be receiving a grant from Activated Ministries, I was so thankful to hear the news. It is not always easy for working students, such as me, to juggle work and studying at the same time. With your help, I will be able to dedicate more of my time to my academic goals. Read more about Sara Goff

San Antonio College,
English Literature,
Latest Term: