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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

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: 

Miles Ostander

I'd like to thank Activates Ministries for their generous scholarship, which will greatly help my family and I return to the mission field debt free! Upon completing school, we plan to return to the D.R. Congo to volunteer full-time with a remote Christian University working in community development.  

May God bless all those who contributed to this scholarship for their generosity and encouragement. 

- Miles 
Stanwood, Washington,
Latest Term: 

Abitha Orcutt

I wanted to express my gratitude for granting me your IROS scholarship for the year of 2011, as well as for the previous year 2010. This scholarship will help towards my future goals in life and I wanted to write and express my sincere appreciation for giving me the opportunity to further my education. Thank you.  Read more about Abitha Orcutt

Puerto Rico,
University of Phoenix,
Latest Term: 

Sierra Sanchez

I was so excited when I heard that I had won this scholarship. It is such a blessing to receive a gift like this that allows me to pursue my dream of becoming a teacher overseas. There are always extra expenses associated with being an Missionary Kid, such as flying across the world to be with family, and this money will help me continue my college degree and still be able to visit my family. I am excited to be returning for my third year of college, and am highly appreciative of this organization for aiding me in my journey of education. Read more about Sierra Sanchez

Tabor College,
Latest Term: 

Nataliya Govorukha

I would like to thank all those associated with Activated Ministries. This scholarship will allow me to finish my studies in the Kharkov National University - one of the biggest and well known in the Ukraine - and to receive Bachelor degree. Read more about Nataliya Govorukha

Kharkov, Ukraine,
Kharkov National University,
Russian & Literature,
Latest Term: