Grants, scholarships and awards

At Everence, we believe in the power of working together to help each other grow and succeed on our life journeys. One way we do that is through our grants, scholarships and awards programs.

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Communities of Stewardship

Grants with a purpose

 Each and every day, all of us interact with one another. In big and small ways, our lives impact everyone we come into contact with – whether we realize it or not.

Our members believe that. And we do, too. That's why we provide grant programs, as a way for our members to be part of building local communities of stewardship in their own backyards.

Sharing Fund grants

Each year, we partner with congregations across the country to help thousands of families through our Everence Sharing Fund Program. These grants help meet the needs of individuals in your church and local community.

Learn more about our Sharing Funds

Chapter grants

We also provide funds for regional Everence chapters to help a variety of projects and programs, like:

  • Housing projects and homeless shelters
  • Community playgrounds and low-income daycares
  • Medical clinics and blood drives
  • Food pantries
  • Community disaster relief
  • And more
For more information about your regional chapter, contact your local Everence office.

Investing in Your Future

College scholarships

A college scholarship for you or your children is one of the potential benefits of doing business with Everence®.

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Here's how it works:

  • Regional scholarships of $750 are awarded by the student's local Everence office.
  • From the regional winners, Everence awards three national scholarships – one of $1,250 and two of $250. This means the top three recipients will receive scholarships totaling $2,000 or $1,000.
  • Download a scholarship application for 2018-2019.

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Scholarship recipients are chosen based on their:

  • Leadership activities and honors, awards or recognitions received.
  • Community, extracurricular, employment and other activities.
  • Written answer (250 or fewer words) to a question about how they have invested in the lives of others.

To be eligible, students must:

  • Own or be using an Everence product that has been in effect for at least six months prior to March 1, 2018.* 
  • Be enrolled full time (at least 12 credit hours) in an accredited two- or four-year undergraduate or trade school program.
  • Have a grade point average of at least 2.5 on a 4.0-point scale.
  • Submit a completed scholarship application – with all appropriate documentation – postmarked, emailed or faxed by Feb. 28, 2018.

Previous recipients may apply again.

See the 2017-2018 Everence scholarship recipients

*A student may also meet this eligibility requirement if his or her parent or legal guardian owns or is using an Everence product that has been in effect for at least six months prior to March 1.

Looking for a student loan, too?

Our innovative private student loan options – available through Everence Federal Credit Union – reward academic growth and student responsibility.

Find out more

College scholarships: Additional details

  • Applications are accepted from Jan. 1 through Feb. 28 for the upcoming academic year.
  • Scholarships are good only for the year issued and are not transferable to the next year. Students may reapply each year they are enrolled in undergraduate studies.
  • Regional scholarship winners will be notified after May 10. National winners will be notified by June 12.
  • Scholarship funds are made payable to the school or college and distributed by July 25.
  • Scholarship funds may be used to pay tuition or book costs and related course fees.

Role Models

Journey Award

Do you know someone who is a role model when it comes to being a responsible steward of his or her gifts and resources – including time, talent, money, health and the earth? Then nominate them for an annual Everence Journey Award!

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Recognizing stewardship

Journey Award recipients receive a combination award gift:

  • A donation to a nonprofit organization of their choice – $5,000 for national award recipients and $500 for regional.
  • A "blessing cup" – symbolizing how Journey Award recipients are like vessels that hold and nurture resources for God's work during their stewardship journeys. 

Nominate someone Award guidelines