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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

Faye Bauer

I'm so grateful for the sponsorship opportunity provided by IROS through Activated Ministries. Not only will it help me with completing my studies, but it takes me a step closer to achieving my long term educational and career goals. This program is a great benefit for individuals, like myself, who invested our younger years in charitable projects and ventures. Now, as we undertake our educational journey, while juggling work and family life, IROS provides a wonderful support to keep us forging ahead. Thank you to all who make this program possible! Read more about Faye Bauer

Denver, Colorado,
Aspen University,
Early Childhood Developement,
Latest Term: 

Ryan Hannah

Thank you very much for this excellent news. This is a real answer to prayer. Receiving this scholarship will enable me to grow in my leadership abilities and refine my cross-cultural ministry skills. Having served as a missionary for twenty years since graduating from a bachelor’s program, this opportunity to return to study and critically reflect on missions practice and grow skills for the future is deeply appreciated. Read more about Ryan Hannah

La Mirada, California,
Biola University,
International Studies,
Latest Term: 

Mila Nataliya Govorukha

I want to send heartfelt thank you to Activated Ministries for awarding me with this grant! It is an honor and responsibility! This scholarship gives me a possibility to continue my studies and to work on my dissertation about forming core values through volunteering. It will result in PhD in pedagogy. Combining my 25 years of missionary and volunteer work with scientific research will give me opportunities to positively influence others, especially youth, in many new ways, using different methods; teaching courses, leading lectures, issuing books, etc. Read more about Mila Nataliya Govorukha

Kiev, Ukraine,
The National Academy of Educational Sciences of Ukraine,
PHD in Pedagogy & Educational Management ,
Latest Term: 

Boaz Hanson

I would like you to thank Activated Ministries for awarding me this scholarship, it could have not come at a better time. I wouldn't have been able to register for Fall classes without this miraculous intervention. This scholarship will help me pay for my tuition this upcoming Fall semester. It will mitigate the amount of time I have to devote to work during the semester. This scholarship will allow me to take full advantage of my opportunity to study and keep my grades up at the University of Texas. Read more about Boaz Hanson

Austin, Texas ,
University of Texas ,
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: