The Center for Campus Ministry at Maryville College sponsors several unique scholarship opportunities. Rooted in volunteer service on-campus and in the local community, the Bonner, Bradford, Isaac Anderson, Chapel, and Church & College scholarship programs exemplify the purpose and spirit of the CCM. Each program offers a specific outlet for students to build leadership skills, discern professional and personal interests, and ultimately serve our local, national, and international communities. Students often have life-changing experiences that not only help finance their education, but also shape the direction and focus of their lives after Maryville College. Please read more about our special scholarship programs detailed in the following sections. If you have specific questions about any of these programs, please contact the Center for Campus Ministry, The Office of Church Relations, or Maryville Adventures in Studying Theology (MAST).
Maryville College is proud to be part of the Bonner Foundation network. The Bonner Scholarship program serves two purposes for Maryville College students. First, it allows students who might have financial hardships the opportunity to attend a first-rate school like Maryville College. Second, it pairs these students with community partners, providing much needed volunteer service for the surrounding community. Bonner students serve an average of ten hours each week, and also serve for two out of three summers. Students receive a monthly stipend plus additional financial aid, which varies depending upon financial need. Students receive expense money and stipends for each summer of service. This program is open to first-year students and upper-class replacements as needed, and is renewable for three years.
Open to entering first-year students who are actively involved in community service. Service hours are required in exchange for scholarship assistance. Application due by Feb 1.
$2,500 for each year plus additional grant money based on family's financial need. Renewable for eight fall/spring semesters of full-time study with satisfactory completion of required service and program participation.
Bonner Scholars also receive funds for two summers of service and opportunities for international travel.
The Bradford Scholarship, named for Tutt Bradford, seeks to serve Blount County in the area of adult literacy. The scholarship is open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors, and requires six hours of service each week in the area of adult literacy. Students often work with the Adult Basic Education programs in Blount County by tutoring inmates at the Justice Center, teaching ESL classes, or reading to residents of the senior centers in the area. The scholarship is worth $4,000 each year, and is renewable.
Applications will be available each spring from the Center for Campus Ministry.
Issac Anderson Fellowship
The Isaac Anderson Fellowship for Church Leadership provides support for students contemplating lives in the field of ministry. Two students are awarded the scholarship for each incoming class, and the award is renewable through graduation. The eight Isaac Anderson students meet monthly with Center for Campus Ministry staff to discuss issues of calling and vocation. Students receive stipend and expense funds to explore the ministry field in a summer internship setting. Students are also required to visit seminaries through the Seminary Exploration Trip each fall.
Awarded to first-year student leaders who want to explore their goals of work and calling in light of their Christian faith. Minimum combined 26+ ACT or 1170+ SAT (critical reading & math) score and minimum 3.5 grade point average. Will be in addition to the student's MC Academic scholarship. Campus interview required. Application due by Feb 1.
Annual award of $5,000. Renewable for eight fall/spring semesters of full-time study.
The Chapel Fellows program provides scholarship support to students who are interested in church leadership, especially music. The award goes to one student each year, and the four scholars meet monthly with Campus Ministry staff to discuss issues of church life. Students are required to help plan and lead chapel services each week, and participate in other Campus Ministry activities.
Awarded to first-year students who have experience and interest in worship leading, especially in music for worship. Students receiving this scholarship will be active participants in chapel leadership through the Center for Campus Ministry. Will be in addition to the student's MC Academic scholarship. Campus interview is required. Application due by Feb 1.
Annual award of $4,000. Renewable for eight fall/spring semesters of full-time study
Church & College Fellowship
The Church & College Fellowship provides assistance for students who are members of the Presbyterian Church (USA) and the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. In exchange for the scholarship funds, students become involved in a local church congregation. Church & College scholars are often found keeping the nursery, teaching youth Sunday School classes, or singing in the choir.
Awarded to first-year or transfer students who are active members of the Presbyterian Church (USA) or the Cumberland Presbyterian Church and who are committed to providing three hours per week of volunteer service to local Presbyterian churches. Will be in addition to the student's MC Academic scholarship. Campus interview required. Application due by Feb 1.
Annual award of $2,500. Renewable for eight fall/spring semesters of full-time study.
Expanding Horizons Scholarship
Expanding Horizons is an annual residential summer retreat program for rising 10th, 11th, and 12th graders designed to stimulate theological investigation while fostering community and building leadership capacity in high school youth by helping them discover and embrace the traditions of Christian faith and exploring, through the lenses of Bible study and theology, different responses to important contemporary questions. Students who participate in Expanding Horizons that subsequently enroll at Maryville College are eligible for an annual $500 scholarship. In return for this scholarship, students may help recruit participants for future Expanding Horizons programs or assist the program as mentors to participating high school students.