Scholarships & Financial Aid for Churches & Pastors

Houghton College has developed numerous scholarships and financial aid awards that help make a Houghton education affordable for qualified students. Many of these are targeted specifically at pastors’ and missionary kids. For complete information on these and Houghton’s many other scholarships and financial aid opportunities, please contact the student financial services office at 585.567.9328 or

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Church Matching Scholarship

Houghton will match up to $750 per year for scholarships awarded by the student’s local church.

David C. Pollock Missionary and Pastors’ Kid Scholarship

This scholarship fund was established by several donors to provide support for children of missionaries or pastors. Awards are typically $1,000 – $2,000 per year and students are selected based on financial need and availability of funds.

Wesleyan Campus Challenge/Bible Bowl Scholarships

Houghton accepts scholarships awarded to winners of the Wesleyan Campus Challenge and Bible Bowl competitions. Recipients may redeem one-quarter of the total scholarship awards per year.

George and Grace Lee Loan/Grant

The Lee Loan/Grant is awarded to students who are intending to pursue full-time Christian service and are recommended by the theology department. The award amount varies based on need. Forgiveness will be one year’s portion of a student’s total obligation to the loan fund for each one-half year of completed full-time Christian service following graduation from Houghton College. If a student does not enter full-time service, the loan is payable over 10 years with a 6% interest rate.