Religious Education

In secular usage, religious education is the teaching of a particular religion (although in the United Kingdom the term religious instruction would refer to the teaching of a particular religion, with religious education referring to teaching about religions in general) and its varied aspects: its beliefs, doctrines, rituals, customs, rites, and personal roles. In Western and secular culture, religious education implies a type of education which is largely separate from academia, and which (generally) regards religious belief as a fundamental tenet and operating modality, as well as a prerequisite for attendance.

The secular concept is substantially different from societies that adhere to religious law, wherein "religious education" connotes the dominant academic study, and in typically religious terms, teaches doctrines which define social customs as "laws" and the violations thereof as "crimes", or else misdemeanors requiring punitive correction.

The free choice of religious education by parents according to their conviction is protected by Convention against Discrimination in Education.

Religious education is controversial worldwide. Some countries, such as the United States, do not publicly fund religious education nor make it part of compulsory schooling. In other contexts, such as the United Kingdom, an 'open' religious education has emerged from Christian confessionalism that it is intended to promote religious literacy without imparting a particular religious perspective. This kind of religious education has drawn criticism because, it is argued, there is no neutral perspective from which to study religions and any kind of compulsory schooling is likely to impact on the formation of a student's religious identity

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Scholarships for Religious Education Majors

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McAllaster Honors Scholarship - Greenville University

Greenville University

$20,500 Varies See Details
 

McAllaster Honors Scholarship - Greenville University

Greenville University

award

$20,500

deadline

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James L. Pogue Scholarship

Union College, Nebraska

Up to $4,600 Varies See Details
 

James L. Pogue Scholarship

Union College, Nebraska

award

Up to $4,600

deadline

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United Methodist Clergy & Dependent Award - Texas Wesleyan University

Texas Wesleyan University

Up to $4,000 Varies See Details
 

United Methodist Clergy & Dependent Award - Texas Wesleyan University

Texas Wesleyan University

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Up to $4,000

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CU Boulder Arts & Humanities Achievement Scholarship

University of Colorado Boulder

$4,000 January 15, 2023 See Details
 

CU Boulder Arts & Humanities Achievement Scholarship

University of Colorado Boulder

award

$4,000

deadline

January 15, 2023
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CU Boulder Arts & Humanities Gold Scholarship

University of Colorado Boulder

$3,000 January 15, 2023 See Details
 

CU Boulder Arts & Humanities Gold Scholarship

University of Colorado Boulder

award

$3,000

deadline

January 15, 2023
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Jack Howard and Mary Ellen Martin Scholarship in Ministry

Southern Nazarene University, School of Theology & Ministry

$2,000 Varies See Details
 

Jack Howard and Mary Ellen Martin Scholarship in Ministry

Southern Nazarene University, School of Theology & Ministry

award

$2,000

deadline

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Cox Communications Scholarship

Nash Community College

$2,000 Varies See Details
 

Cox Communications Scholarship

Nash Community College

award

$2,000

deadline

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Christian Service Award-Florida Southern College

Florida Southern College

$2,000 Varies See Details
 

Christian Service Award-Florida Southern College

Florida Southern College

award

$2,000

deadline

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Saxton Theology Scholarship

Union College, Nebraska

$1,525 Varies See Details
 

Saxton Theology Scholarship

Union College, Nebraska

award

$1,525

deadline

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U-High Innovative Developments in Education Award (IDEA)

University of Iowa, College of Education

$1,500 Varies See Details
 

U-High Innovative Developments in Education Award (IDEA)

University of Iowa, College of Education

award

$1,500

deadline

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