Pro-Life Advocates Scholarship

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“Simple morality dictates that unless and until someone can prove the unborn human is not alive, we must give it the benefit of the doubt and assume it is (alive). And, thus, it should be entitled to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” -Ronald Reagan

It is not popular to hold the position that all human beings — no matter the circumstance of their conception, disabilities, gender, or even the inconvenience of their existence — are inherently valuable and to be honored.

Life is a gift and a celebration. We wish to uncover those independent thinkers who do not negate the dignity of humanity at the root of their being.

The Pro-Life Advocates Scholarship will be awarded to one student who recognizes the dignity and humanity of a human life, from the moment of their conception to natural death. This person embraces the value of every human life on this planet, especially the unborn, and lives out this conviction in their daily lives. Applicants for this scholarship must:

  • Unapologetically value and advocate for the protection of the dignity and gift of life from conception to natural death
  • Be able to articulate the value of all human lives (extra points for those who use data-driven research to emphasize the pro-life position) 
  • Be involved in some form of pro-life work (be creative - this can happen in many different ways)
  • Be an independent and critical thinker
  • Be any college student in a 2- or 4-year degree program 

To apply, share with us how your experiences have shaped your pro-life position and what actions and activities do you plan to take to promote the value and dignity of all human beings, especially the unborn.

How have your experiences shaped your pro-life position? What actions and activities do you take to promote the value and dignity of all human beings, especially the unborn?

Winners and Finalists

August 2023.

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The application deadline is Jul 24, 2023. Winners will be announced on Aug 24, 2023.

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Award amounts per winner are designated by the donor. Check the award amount for a detailed breakdown.

The winner will be publicly announced on Aug 24, 2023. Prior to the announcement date, we may contact finalists with additional questions about their application. We will work with donors to review all applications according to the scholarship criteria. Winners will be chosen based on the merit of their application.

Award checks will be sent to the financial aid office of the winner's academic institution in their name to be applied to their tuition, and in the name of their institution (depending on the school's requirements). If the award is for a qualified educational non-tuition expense, we will work with the winner directly to distribute the award and make sure it goes towards qualified expenses.

Before we award the scholarship, the winner will be required to confirm their academic enrollment status. Depending on the circumstances, verification of Student ID and/or their most recent transcript will be required.

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PRO-LIFE SCHOLARSHIPS

Want to persuade people to be  pro-life …  while recieving funding for school.

Phillip Baumberger Scholars can earn $2,000 per year, up to $8,000 throughout their undergraduate collegiate career while changing hearts and minds on abortion. Apply online today!

Change Minds like Parker: Apply Today!

HOW TO APPLY

  • Step 1: Read the Eligibility & Requirements
  • Step 2:  Read and prepare your answers to the Essay Questions
  • Step 3: Submit an Online Application
  • Step 4: Ask two people to submit Recommendation Forms

Application Deadline: May 3rd, 2024

Finalists will be contacted to schedule a phone interview and must submit proof of enrollment. 

Finalists will be notified by May 31st, 2024  by email regarding whether or not they’ve been selected as a scholarship recipient for the Fall 2024 Semester.

Please contact [email protected] with any questions about the Phillip Baumberger Scholarship or the application process.

Eligibility

  • 2024 Eligible Campuses: University of Nebraska Omaha, University of Nebraska Lincoln, Arizona State University, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • A minimum of either 1-2 years in undergrad remaining; 2 years for students new to ADA, 1 year for students who have volunteered on an ADA Dialogue Team in previous years
  • Able to fulfill the scholarship requirements, as outlined in the Requirements Section
  • Believe abortion kills an innocent person and should therefore be illegal in all circumstances*

* Only exceptions for Life of the Mother situations.  

Requirements

Beginning in August, students will receive the scholarship in three disbursements totaling $1,000 per semester.  Failure to comply with each requirement below will render a student ineligible to receive further funding.

  • Attend summer training (new scholars only): 

New scholars will learn how to persuade pro-choice people using ADA’s 7-minute argument and how to teach the argument to other students during the all-expenses-paid summer training. Summer training is 2-weeks. During week 1 scholars will learn ADA’s arguments and practice on their own campus. During week 2, scholars will take an all-expenses-paid trip to another campus and practice teaching the argument to volunteers at that destination. Training dates are finalized in May based on finalists availability. You will be asked to submit availability with your application. 

Dates: July-August – Dates TBA –  See example schedule  

Returning scholars are exempt from this requirement . 

  • Campus Outreach: Scholars will work one-on-one with ADA staff to survey peers on abortion and use ADA’s 7-minute argument to persuade pro-choice people. 
  • Campus Mentoring:  Scholars will work one-on-one with other ADA volunteers, listening to their conversations and providing feedback. 
  • Weekly Dialogue Team Meetings: Scholars will host a 1 hour weekly meeting on campus for all members of the Dialogue Team (scholars and non-scholar volunteers). The purpose of these meetings is to share stories from campus, bond as a group and prepare for upcoming events. 
  • Dialogue trainings hosted by ADA staff: As leaders of the Dialogue Team, scholars will help advertise, recruit, lead and attend dialogue trainings for non-scholar volunteers. All time spent recruiting for these training counts towards scholar hours. 
  • Local ADA events : ADA hosts 3- 1 hour events that qualify for scholar hours. Scholars can obtain additional hours by being a guest speaker at optional ADA presentations. 
  • Dialogue Team Leadership:  Scholars will work together to run the Dialogue Team on their campus. Scholars can receive hours for leadership tasks that need to be done for the team; such as taking photos, booking rooms, leading meeting, etc. 
  • Miscellaneous opportunities approved by ADA staff
  • Advertise and recruit peers to attend Dialogue Trainings and join the ADA Dialogue Team:

As leaders of the Dialogue Team, scholars help the team succeed by advertising and recruiting people to volunteer in the program. Each scholar will have a goal of recruiting 3 volunteers to the Dialogue Team. 

Note: Non-scholar volunteers are eligible to apply for the scholarship during the following academic year and will be given preferential acceptance based on volunteer involvement during the prior year.

  • Participate in ADA’s “Prayer Team” Program

The “Prayer Team” program is where a team of community members support a particular scholar’s activism through prayer, receive a monthly email update on that scholar’s conversations and have the opportunity to meet that scholar at 2 in-person events. Scholars will be expected to participate in the Prayer Team program, regardless of personal religious views, in the following ways:

  • Provide stories from campus to ADA staff once a month to be shared with prayer partners
  • Provide conversation related “prayer requests” to ADA staff for prayer partners once a month. Example- “Have more confidence in conversations” or “Find more open-minded people on campus”
  • Attend the 1 hour “Prayer Team” kick-off event; scholars will share a story from campus and a prayer request at the event. Prayer partners will then pray for the scholars; scholars are not expected to participate in the prayer other than silently and respectfully being present in the room.

See FAQs for more details on the Prayer Team Program.

  • Maintain a 3.0 GPA
  • Submit a short reflection form at the end of every academic year offering feedback to improve the Dialogue Team and Scholarship experience.
  • Adhere to ADA’s Code of Conduct

Fifty hours a semester sounds like a lot. Is that manageable?

Do i need to be accepted to a university currently to be eligible for this scholarship, what college do i need to attend to qualify for the scholarship.

The list of eligible schools is expanded upon and updated every year as ADA plants new Dialogue Teams at new campuses. Refer to the eligibility section for the most up to date list.

What do you mean by “application materials”?

Who can fill out the recommendation form for me.

  • Religious leader
  • Former pro-life employer 
  • Sponsor of schools pro-life club
  • Leader of a pro-life or non-profit organization the applicant has volunteered with

What can I expect from summer training? Why is it mandatory?

What if i cannot make the summer training.

Summer training is required for new scholars. ADA will pay for all the expenses of summer training, including flights, lodging and food. If an applicant cannot attend summer training, they are not eligible for the scholarship. Some conflicts, like a summertime job, will allow students to attend training when it’s explained that the training is a requirement of a college scholarship.

Will there be an extension on the scholarship deadline?

What does the selection process entail, i’m pro-life but i’m not religious or not christian. can i still apply.

  • Provide stories from campus to ADA staff once a month to be shared with prayer partners.
  • Provide conversation related “prayer requests” to ADA staff for prayer partners once a month.  Example- “Have more confidence in conversations” or “Find more open-minded people on campus”
  • Attend the 1 hour “Prayer Team” kick-off event; scholars will share a story from campus and a prayer request at the event. Prayer partners will then pray for the scholars; scholars are not expected to participate in the prayer other than silently and respectfully being present in the room. 

How do I receive the scholarship money?

After successful completion of summer training, scholars will receive the scholarship each semester in three disbursements, totaling $1,000 per semester, $2000 per academic year. Scholars will be paid the disbursements through direct bank deposits. Scholars must have met the eligibility and scholarship requirements at each disbursement milestone to receive the disbursement and to be eligible to receive the next disbursement. ADA expects scholars to earmark this funding for either; tuition, school-mandated fees and/or  mandatory course expenses, such as lab fees, textbooks or equipment. Scholarship funding is only tax-free when spent on the above expenses.

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Finalists will be notified by May 31st, 2024  by email regarding whether or not they’ve been selected as a Scholarship recipient for the Fall 2024 Semester.

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Pro-life Scholarship

Pro-life Scholarship

As a pro-life activist, you've probably heard or read about the various scholarship opportunities out there for college students. For the many individuals on this side of the debate, it's important to ...

Scholarship Type:

Scholarship for Students Who Participate in Pro-life Activism

Offered by:

PLEXUSS Foundation

United States

April 30th, 2024

Up to $ 250

How can I win this Pro-life Scholarship?

For a chance to win this scholarship, please respond to a prompt below:

In your opinion, should everyone have the right to oppose abortion and euthanasia? your 250-500 word response may feature:

  • Any exceptional real-life experiences.
  • Your sources of inspiration.

How will you empower others to exercise their pro-life rights? Your 250-500 word response may include:

  • Your achievements.
  • How you have influenced those around you.

In what way do you plan on educating your loved ones more about Pro-life? Your 250-500 word response may feature:

  • Your personal experiences with Pro-life situations.
  • Your plans for the future.

Which values are important to you, and how have they influenced you? In your 250-500 word response you may include:

  • A brief personal history
  • How you hope to influence others

Requirements:

Demonstrable Pro-life activism and a completed PLEXUSS profile.

As a pro-life activist, you’ve probably heard or read about the various scholarship opportunities out there for college students. For the many individuals on this side of the debate, it’s important to protect human life, even if it is still a fetus. Unfortunately, most of these opportunities are restricted to majors in fields like biology, chemistry, and other natural sciences. However, pro-life activists fall into a category that is not often acknowledged by scholarship providers: social justice. Because of this imbalance, it can be difficult to find scholarships as a pro-life activist. But don’t give up hope just yet! There are still plenty of ways for you to fund your college education while continuing to fight for the rights of the preborn.

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Can you get a college scholarship for pro-life student activists?

Yes, definitely. There are many scholarships for pro-life students, and the great thing is that you don’t have to be an expert debater to qualify for them. If you want to find scholarships for pro-life student activists, you’ll be able to find some that are perfect for you. There may even be scholarships that are specifically for people who are also Christian. Most pro-life scholarships are open to all students, regardless of religion or political persuasion. You’ll also find that most of the scholarships are offered by pro-life organizations or pro-life groups on campus. You can also ask your local pro-life group if they know of any scholarships that you can apply to.

What college financial aid support is available for students who are pro- life?

Financial aid for students who are pro-life is available in a few different forms. Federal student aid is available for all students, regardless of their political or religious beliefs. You’ll likely qualify for a Pell Grant if you’re eligible. The Federal Stafford Loan is also available to all students, including those who are pro-life. These loans can be used for any college-related expenses such as tuition, books, or room and board. You can pay them back after you graduate. There are also other pro-life scholarships and grants that you can apply for. Many pro-life organizations offer scholarship funds to students who are pro-life. This is a great way to save money on college since the money is coming from specific pro-life organizations. Some of these scholarship funds are available only to students who are pro-life and also Christian. There are also a number of local pro-life organizations that offer small scholarships to pro-life students.

Are there available grants for individuals who are pro- life?

Yes, there are grants for individuals who are pro-life. The first thing you’ll want to do if you’re interested in finding pro-life grants is to establish yourself as a pro-life activist. You can do this by participating in pro-life events in your community or joining a pro-life organization on or off campus. Once you’ve established yourself as a pro-life advocate, you can start applying for pro-life grants. If you’re not sure where you can find pro-life grants, you can start by doing a Google search. You can also ask your local pro-life group if they know of any pro-life grants in your area. Some pro-life organizations offer grants to students who are pro-life. You can also apply for grants from local organizations. You can find a list of pro-life grants at the end of this article.

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Are there full-ride scholarships for those who are pro- life?

Yes, there are full-ride scholarships for pro-life students. These scholarships are given to students who are pro-life and who excel academically. Some pro-life organizations also provide full-ride scholarships to students who are pro-life and also Christian. If you’re a pro-life student who excels academically, a full-ride scholarship is a great way to save money on college. Some pro-life organizations offer full-ride scholarships to only students who are pro-life and also Christian. You may also ask your local pro-life group if they know of any full-ride scholarships that you can apply to.

Why should I apply for pro- life scholarships?

There are many reasons why you should apply for pro-life scholarships, especially if you’re interested in saving money for college. First, you can use the money to pay for college-related expenses such as tuition, books, room, and board, or even living expenses if you’re living at home. There are also no-interest loans available for students who are pro-life. These loans can be used for any college-related expense. Second, you can use the money from pro-life scholarships to show others that you’re serious about being pro-life. Scholarships show your professors and peers that you’re serious about your education and that you’re a motivated student. Third, pro-life scholarships are given to students who are pro-life. This means that you have to maintain your pro-life values in order to receive the scholarship. This means that you’ll have to prove that you’re a pro-life activist who is serious about their beliefs. Finally, pro-life scholarships are offered by different pro-life organizations and local pro-life groups. This means that there’s a variety of pro-life scholarships to choose from.

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How do I fill out a pro- life scholarship application?

The application process for pro-life scholarships is generally much shorter than those for other scholarships. This is because the scholarships are given to students who are pro-life and who excel academically. Many pro-life scholarships ask you to write about how you’re a pro-life activist and how you plan to use your degree to help others. Some pro-life scholarships ask you to write about your beliefs, especially if you’re a Christian and are applying for a Christian-specific scholarship. Other pro-life scholarships ask you to write a short essay about what inspires you to be pro-life. If you’re unsure how to fill out an application for a pro-life scholarship, you can look at the sample application on the website.

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    Eligibility. Full-time graduate or undergraduate students who are involved in the pro-life movement are eligible to receive the scholarship. The scholarship will be awarded every year, so you are welcome to apply next year if you are not eligible this year or are not selected as the winner of the $4,040 scholarship this year.

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    Life is a gift and a celebration. We wish to uncover those independent thinkers who do not negate the dignity of humanity at the root of their being. The Pro-Life Advocates Scholarship will be awarded to one student who recognizes the dignity and humanity of a human life, from the moment of their conception to natural death.

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    HOW TO APPLY. Step 1: Read the Eligibility & Requirements. Step 2: Read and prepare your answers to the Essay Questions. Step 3: Submit an Online Application. Step 4: Ask two people to submit Recommendation Forms. Application Deadline: May 3rd, 2024.

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    Some pro-life scholarships ask you to write about your beliefs, especially if you’re a Christian and are applying for a Christian-specific scholarship. Other pro-life scholarships ask you to write a short essay about what inspires you to be pro-life. If you’re unsure how to fill out an application for a pro-life scholarship, you can look at ...