Samuel Robinson Awards for Junior & Senior College Students

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Samuel Robinson Awards for Junior & Senior College Students

A scholarship is a right way to get the financial support you need to gain your academic goals. Presbyterian Church has announced that the applications for Samuel Robinson Award are now open. This scholarships program is for those members who are juniors or seniors in college and attending a Presbyterian related college or university. The Samuel Robinson Award is a competitive essay based program that seeks to stimulate interest in the Westminster Shorter Catechism by challenging Presbyterian Church all the participants.

Contestants will have to write a 2,000-word essay on an assigned topic related to the catechism to further exhibit the understanding of the Westminster Shorter Catechism. A panel of chaplains will evaluate the essay. At the end of the program, more than one winner will be selected. The award amount will be varied based on the score. Two candidates with the highest score will be granted $7,500 in scholarship. On the other hand, the lowest award for an application with an essay will be $2,000. Interested candidates can submit their entry online through the portal of Presbyterian Church.

Presbyterian Mission Agency works as a ministry and mission agency of the Presbyterian. It has been committed to partnering with congregations, mid councils, worshipping communities, mission networks and many other groups to develop further and support Christ’s disciples. The motive of this organization is to inspire, equip and connect the church in three main areas: evangelism and discipleship, servant leader formation, and justice and reconciliation.

Brief Description

To get quick information regarding the program, please check out the table below:

Organization  Presbyterian Mission Agency
Educational Level  Junior or senior college students
Subjects  All
Amount  Various
Access Mode  Online
Number of Awards  N/A
City  All
Nationality  Domestic
Country  USA
Application Deadline  December 1, 2021
Application Fee  N/A
RequirementsApplication form, Essay and W-9

Who is Eligible?

  • Write an original essay 2,000-word on a related assigned topic.
  • Students must be members of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).
  • Student must be junior or senior attending a Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)-related college or university.

How to Apply?

To apply to this contest, the candidates must write an essay of at least 2000 words and attach the essay p with the application form.

The essay topic is given below:

  • Westminster Shorter Catechism (English)
  • Westminster Shorter Catechism (Spanish)    

Supporting Documents

  • Application form,
  • Essay
  • W-9 form


The two students with the highest scores get $7,500. The lowest award for an application with an essay is $2,000. Students are provided with a study Bible from the Betty Chrisman Fund for students who memorize the Westminster Shorter Catechism. This scholarship program will effectively reduce your financial burden, and you will be able to fulfil your study requirement.

Application Deadline

Applications are now open. Please apply as soon as possible. Entries are open until December 1, 2021.

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