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COLSON SCHOLARSHIP

The Charles W. Colson Scholarship provides former prisoners with a college education and life formation program that develops them as Christian leaders.

In 1988, the Charles W. Colson Scholarship was established by a generous friend of the Institute for Prison Ministries (IPM) and named in honor of Chuck Colson for his valuable service to the field of prison ministry. Since its introduction, numerous candidates have received scholarships to attend Wheaton College’s undergraduate and graduate school, or the correctional ministries credential program. This Colson scholarship program is administered by IPM.

Who is eligible?

Applicants must: 

 Be a Christian

 Be a U.S. Citizen

 Have a felony record (Felonies must NOT include a sexual offense, arson or repeat violent offenses)

 Be out of jail or prison for at least one full year by April 1 of the application year.

 Be established in a local church

 Be accepted into Wheaton College (undergraduate and graduate schools) 

EDUCATIONAL AWARD OPTIONS

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM

Bachelor’s Degree

There are 40 majors offered from such areas as Art, Bible, Business/Economics, Christian Education and Ministry, Communications, Engineering, History, Languages, Mathematics, Music, Psychology, Science, and Sociology.
https://www.wheaton.edu/academics/programs/

Award:

Assists with tuition and on-campus room and board for single students, assists with tuition and on-campus room for married students.

FAQ
Will I have to move to Wheaton, IL to be a Colson Scholar? Yes. Wheaton College is a traditional face-to-face program.

Do Colson Scholars have to live on campus?
Yes. Undergraduate scholars must live in campus housing and have the choice of dorm or apartment.


What if I have a family, will I have to live on campus?
Yes. Wheaton College has family housing.

How do I strengthen my application?
We encourage applicants to transfer in 30+ hours of college credit – taken within the last five years and in the community which can be applied to the liberal arts courses. Feel free to contact IPM for course advising.


APPLICATION DATES: January 1 – February 1

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Graduate Program

Masters

Wheaton College Graduate School offers master’s degree programs in the areas of psychology, education, ministry, leadership, and bible/theology. Each program is designed to provide excellent training in theory and praxis from a distinctly Christian perspective.

Award:
Scholarship assists with tuition for a Master’s Degree only.

https://www.wheaton.edu/graduate-school/degrees/

APPLICATION DATES: January 1 – February 1

APPLY

Testimonial

Amanda Bagnall, former Colson Scholar, shares her journey and road to healing.

 

Interested? Contact us today to apply to become a Colson scholar!

We are looking for Colson scholar candidates!

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