Entering Basic Degree students (MDiv, MAPT, MATS, and Dual MDiv/MAPT) who complete the Academic Scholarship Application form and return it to the Admissions Office by March 15 are considered for Columbia, Honor, and Deans Scholarships.
The Admissions Committee awards these scholarships on the basis of academic and leadership abilities, commitment to and involvement in the church, and demonstration of outstanding promise for ministry. Applicants must be citizens of the United States or Canada. Students who have applied may expect to receive notification of academic scholarships by early April.
Academic scholarship recipients, except for Columbia Scholars, may also be eligible for need-based financial aid and are encouraged to apply. Total scholarship and need-based aid may not exceed the maximum seminary assistance limits.
A Columbia Scholarship covers: tuition, a single dorm room in Florida Hall and the full meal plan. A Columbia Scholarship will be renewed for succeeding years if the recipient maintains full-time status, retains a grade point average of 3.50, and continues to show outstanding potential for ministry.
An Honor Scholarship covers full tuition for the calendar year. The scholarship will be renewed for succeeding years if the recipient maintains full-time status, retains a grade point average of 3.30, and continues to show outstanding potential for ministry.
Deans Scholarships for entering students vary in amount based on funding availability. Most recently the awards have been $5,000.00 for an academic year. They award covers: fall, winter, and spring terms. These scholarships are not renewable.
Merit Scholarships for Returning Students
Each year all returning students are considered for Merit Scholarships on the basis of class ranking, as well as, demonstration of promise for ministry. Approximately 15 scholarships are awarded each academic year.