The following sponsored and endowed scholarships have been provided by alumni, friends of the University, foundations, and other philanthropic agencies.
These scholarships are awarded by the Office of Student Financial Planning in keeping with the normal standards and/or the conditions laid down by the donor. Qualified students will be considered for these scholarships on the basis of the regular Belhaven University financial aid application form. The availability of any of the following scholarships in any academic year depends upon the availability of funds for the scholarship.
Central Presbyterian/Ruth Blackburn
Established by Central Presbyterian Church of Jackson in memory of the church and Mrs. Ruth Blackburn, this scholarship is to be awarded to needy students who are member of the Presbyterian Church, U.S.A. with first priority to those living in Mississippi.
Warren G. Clarke Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established in 1973 from the estate of Warren G. Clarke, in Aberdeen, Mississippi. It provides financial assistance for worthy preministerial students.
Sarah Whittle Idom Memorial
This scholarship was established in 1973 by Mrs. A.B. Harvey in memory of her sister-in-law, Sarah Whittle Idom, to assist outstanding students in preparatory programs for medicine, law, or the ministry.
This scholarship was established by the Presbyterian Church of the Covenant in Houston, Texas, for the purpose of providing scholarship assistance for students going into full-time Christian service.
Sara Phillips Muir Scholarship
This scholarship was established in 1970 in memory of Sara Phyllis (Sally) Muir, a 1980 graduate of Belhaven. The scholarship is awarded annually to a female Bible major who possesses superior intellectual gifts and who is an evangelical Christian in the Presbyterian and Reformed tradition.
Reverend and Mrs. George Decatur
This scholarship was established in1968 by the children of Reverend and Mrs .George D. Mullendore. It is awarded annually to a preministerial student or a minister's son or daughter.
Howard H. Nichols, Jr. Memorial
This scholarship was established in 1970 by friends and family of Howard H. Nichols, Jr. son of Dr. and Mrs. Howard H. Nichols, Sr. of Jackson. This memorial scholarship fund provides assistance to students interested in youth work.
Fred Wallace Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Mr. and Mrs. Fred Wallace in 1963. It is available to preministerial students and is not to exceed $400 per year.
John William Moore Memorial
This scholarship was established in1970 by friends and family of John William Moore of Memphis, Tennessee, to assist worthy students preparing for full-time Christian service. John William Moore was a student at Belhaven University at the time of his death.
John Calvin Watkins Memorial
This scholarship was established in 1987 by Mrs. John C. Watkins. The scholarship is awarded annually to a music major, selected by the department of music, anticipating a career in church music.
The Reverend and Mrs. J.C. Watson
This scholarship is awarded annually to a student preparing for full-time Christian service.
Church Matching Scholarship Program
The Belhaven University matching program requires the recipient to be a full-time student and have financial need as demonstrated by the free Application for Federal Assistance (FAFSA) after other institutional scholarships have been awarded. The church is encouraged to give as much scholarship money as possible, but the matching amount will vary contingent on the student's need (normally up to $500).