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Samuel Robinson Award

Offered by Presbyterian Mission Agency

Reviewed by Brian GeigerLast updated Jul 25, 2023
Multiple awards worth up to


Grade level

College Upperclassmen

Application deadline:


Scholarship Overview

Are you a college junior or senior attending a Presbyterian college or university? If that sounds like you, we encourage you to check out the $2,000 Samuel Robinson Award! To apply for this award, you must meet with a chaplain or campus ministry staff member and successfully recite the responses to the 107 questions in the Westminster Shorter Catechism. If you choose to submit an additional essay and/or project, you may even win up to $4,000. If this sounds like a great opportunity to you, we encourage you to start memorizing and apply! 

Eligibility information

This scholarship is open to college juniors and seniors attending a Presbyterian university who are able to successfully recite the responses to the 107 questions in the Westminster Shorter Catechism. Applicants must also meet the below eligibility requirements.

Grade Level

College Upperclassmen

Minimum GPA

No GPA requirement

Academic Interest


Religious Affiliation


Application information

To apply for this scholarship, students must meet with a chaplain or campus ministry staff member and attempt to recite the responses to the 107 questions in the Westminster Shorter Catechism. Applicants must also submit the below application materials and may choose to submit an optional essay or project to be considered for additional awards.

2,000-word essay


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Scholarship FAQ

Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact Presbyterian Mission Agency at [email protected].

Is this scholarship renewable?

No, the Samuel Robinson Award is not renewable.

Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

For help writing the essay component of this scholarship application, check out our guides How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay and How to Start a Scholarship Essay (With Examples).
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