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.