You may be wondering what a “Covenant Relationship” with the Presbyterian church looks like at Austin College. It means that we approach every student with humility, hospitality, and honesty. Humility means we don’t claim to tell students whether or how to have faith or what their faith should be. Hospitality means that we work hard to help every interested student find communities to live out their chosen faith. Honesty means we continue to cherish our historic and ongoing relationship with the Presbyterian church. It is because we are related to the Presbyterian church that we approach every student with humility, hospitality, and honesty.
#ROONATION: What do we value?
The College seeks to serve the Presbyterian Church through two distinct scholarship and financial aid programs:
Awarded to students who have been members of a Presbyterian Church (USA) congregation for at least six months and have demonstrated high academic achievement. Strong candidates will have demonstrated consistent involvement in the life of the Church. A limited number of $1,000 to $3,000 awards are available each year. This scholarship is renewable for each undergraduate year, provided the student maintains good academic standing and remains involved in meaningful ways in the life of the Church and/or in service to others. Nominations should be submitted by January 15 to College Chaplain John Williams.
Awarded to Austin College students who are dependents of Presbyterian Church (USA) Professionals. Awards for qualified students range from $1,000 to $15,000 annually. For details about this program, including eligibility criteria, please contact College Chaplain John Williams at 903.813.2220.
Average gift aid awarded last year was $30,403. Apply now!
Meet Our Alumni
Since graduating Austin College, I attained two Master’s degrees and became the Pastor/Head of Staff of Covenant Presbyterian Church in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Being a Sallie Majors Intern prepared me to approach situations with a creative lens. Rather than doing something the way we have always done it in the life of the church, I… [Read More]
I graduated from Austin College in 2010 with a major in Psychology and Religious Studies. I received a Master’s Degree in Social Work with a Concentration in International Social and Economic Development in 2013 from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. I moved back to Texas from Tanzania in 2018. I started working for UT… [Read More]
As a Sallie Majors Church Relations Intern at Austin College, I refined my leadership, organizational, and teaching skills through planning and leading retreats for youth across the state and beyond. I earned my MA and PhD in Philosophy and Religion from California Institute of Integral Studies’ Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness program, where I am now… [Read More]