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Lewis Scholarship

Thank you for your interest in the Edward B. Lewis Endowed Scholarship Fund established by the donor to be used for a worthy student or students preparing for the ministry or a church vocation.

Students who in fall 2016 will be juniors, seniors, or first-year master's students enrolled in a CAS major or graduate degree program are eligible to apply.

Application Deadline: March 15, 2016, for priority consideration—later applicants may be considered on a rolling basis through April 14. Successful applicants would be notified by April 15. 

If you have questions or concerns after reading the materials below, please contact the Department of Philosophy and Religion: or 202-885-2925.

All majors will be considered for the scholarship—the main selection criterion is the future plan of the student to enter the ministry or church vocation. 

Applications will be accepted through the online application form below and require a detailed statement of purpose/intent in the application that outlines not why, but what the student wants to do with an AU education. The committee will evaluate the seriousness of the purpose/intent of the student to pursue the ministry. Consideration will be given to those who have a desire to pursue career opportunities within the ministry, not only minister or leader of a church. Funds will be used for AU tuition.

FINANCIAL AID NOTICE: The Office of Financial Aid would like to remind students that receipt of a donor-funded scholarship may affect previously awarded financial aid packages, work-study opportunities, and merit-awards. Before applying for a CAS donor-funded scholarship, please contact your financial aid counselor to determine how this may affect your award package.

Entries will be acknowledged via your AU e-mail immediately upon submission, and you will later receive a letter from the committee indicating whether or not you have been selected for the scholarship.