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Other Scholarships

Racial/Ethnic Scholarships 

Eligible, new and returning full-time students in the Master of Divinity, Master of Arts (Theological Studies), and Master of Arts in Practical Theology programs are awarded Racial/Ethnic Scholarships of $200 per each 3 credit hours (up to $1,800 per year) for the fall, spring, extended spring. No application is necessary, simply indicate your race/ethnicity on the CTS financial aid application or contact the Financial Planning Office to self declare  your race/ethnicity via email or letter.

A Racial/Ethnic Scholarship recipient may also be eligible for need-based financial aid and is encouraged to apply.


Columbia Friendship Circle Scholarships 

The Columbia Friendship Circle funds a number of scholarships annually. Full-time second or third year Presbyterian Church (USA) students who have demonstrated both a strong commitment to God's call and diligence in studies at Columbia Seminary, have dependent children, and have demonstrated financial need are considered for these scholarships. No application is necessary.

A Columbia Friendship Circle Scholarship recipient who shows need is also eligible for additional need-based financial aid. Additional need-based awards are governed by the maximum seminary financial assistance limits.