Scholarships & Employment Opportunities

Religious Leadership Awards
The Religious Leadership Award program was established to assist students interested in lifelong religious leadership, including both ordained and lay ministry, professional work in faith community music leadership, and the range of service and outreach activities. A portion of the awards give preference to students from the Christian traditions, but students from all religious backgrounds expressing and exploring interest in lifelong religious leadership are encouraged to apply. Several scholarships will be awarded on a competitive basis to both incoming and currently enrolled students based on academic achievement and their commitment to lifelong religious leadership. For more information on the Religious Leadership Awards, visit the university's scholarship page.

Interfaith Coordinator Scholarships
Interfaith Coordinators are current Puget Sound students who have applied for and been chosen to receive scholarship support while working in a range of spiritual and religious leadership areas. Students of all faith traditions and spiritual backgrounds are encouraged to apply for these scholarships. Interfaith Coordinators are expected to work 5-8 hours each week, and receive $2000 in scholarship each semester. Interfaith Coordinators attend staff meetings each week, and meet individually with either the University Chaplain or the Social Justice Coordinator every other week for mentoring and supervision. Scholarship renewal for the spring term requires approval of the University Chaplain. Other university scholarships.

Cyrus Ames Wright Scholarship
Reverend Dr. Cyrus Ames Wright, an ordained minister of the United Methodist Church, established this scholarship to assist students who are preparing for professional religious leadership. Scholarships ranging up to $20,000 will be awarded to students enrolled full-time who meet the following criteria:

  • Preparing for the ministry
  • Sophomore, junior, or senior class standing during the coming school year
  • Demonstrate financial need by completing the Free Application for Student Financial Aid (FAFSA)

For more information on the Cyrus Ames Wright Scholarship, please visit the university's scholarship page.

Hurley Community Service Endowed Scholarship
The Puget Sound Hurley Community Service Endowed Scholarship Fund was established in 2002 to provide returning students with financial support to implement innovative service-oriented programs. The purpose of the award is to encourage students to engage in planned and focused community service that will impact their lives today and after they leave Puget Sound.