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

Bullet name award deadline Link
 

Dr. Gary M. Moore Great Plan Scholarship

Oklahoma City Community Foundation

$20,000 February 15, 2021 See Details
 

Dr. Gary M. Moore Great Plan Scholarship

Oklahoma City Community Foundation

award

$20,000

deadline

February 15, 2021
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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

award

Up to $4,000

deadline

Varies
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Peters Foundation Scholarship

Herman and Katherine Peters Foundation

Up to $5,000 April 01, 2021 See Details
 

Peters Foundation Scholarship

Herman and Katherine Peters Foundation

award

Up to $5,000

deadline

April 01, 2021
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Arnold and Janice VanderBok Family Scholarship

Calvin College

$2,400 February 01, 2021 See Details
 

Arnold and Janice VanderBok Family Scholarship

Calvin College

award

$2,400

deadline

February 01, 2021
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Eugene and Joan Deur Scholarship

Calvin College

$2,200 February 01, 2021 See Details
 

Eugene and Joan Deur Scholarship

Calvin College

award

$2,200

deadline

February 01, 2021
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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

Varies
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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

Varies
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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

Varies
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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

Varies
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The Watson-Wong Scholarship Fund

Azusa Pacific University

$1,500 Varies See Details
 

The Watson-Wong Scholarship Fund

Azusa Pacific University

award

$1,500

deadline

Varies
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