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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

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: 

Corban Murray

I am extremely grateful to be one of the individuals to receive the Activated Ministries (IROS) scholarship! I was starting to get nervous because my tuition was due. I got so excited when my mom came into my room to surprise me that I received the scholarship! It was definitely an answer to prayer, and I will put it to great use for my education. Read more about Corban Murray

Riverside, California,
California Baptist University,
International Business,
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: 

Julia Martiny

September 1, 2019
Dear Activated Ministries,
Hello, my name is Julia Martiny, I come from a missionary family and I have recently received on of your scholarships. I just wanted to reach out and personally thank you for supporting my education in this way. As I am sure you know, it has been somewhat difficult finding the means to pay for school, however, I knew that God was calling me to study at Liberty University and that he would provide the means for me to do so. Thanks to you I can now continue my dream of becoming and industrial engineer at a Christian University. This scholarship is a huge blessing that will help me immensely and allow me to spend more time focusing on my classes. Thank you once again for everything that you do. May God continue to bless you. Read more about Julia Martiny

Lynchburg, Virginia,
Liberty University,
Industrial Engineering,
Latest Term: