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Grants and Scholarships

Need Based 

Western Seminary Grant

Grants will be based primarily on financial need and will depend in large part on the amount of money available and the need of the applicant. Grants are awarded for an academic year (fall , spring and summer). Students must re-apply for grants every semester.  Eligible programs include Certificate, Diploma, Master's, Th.M., and Doctor of Intercultural Studies. Please see Community Service information below.

Important Enrollment Requirement: Students complete 15 credits within the awarded academic year (prorated if only enrolled for one or two semesters).

President's Pathway Scholarship

The President’s Pathway Scholarship program recognizes a student’s potential for leadership in ministry and ensures access for students with significant need. President’s Pathway grants may range from 21-100 percent of tuition, based on the application. This is a renewable grant; recipients must reapply every semester.

In order to qualify, students must:

  • Be newly admitted to one of the following programs: Master of Divinity, M.A. in Counseling, M.A. in Marital and Family Therapy, M.A. (Biblical and Theological Studies), M.A. in Ministry and Leadership, M.A. in Global Leadership, Master of Theology, or Doctor of Intercultural Studies.
  • Register for at least 4 credits per semester, and at least 15 credits over the course of three semesters
  • Serve in a ministry leadership role (may be paid or unpaid)
  • Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Have an Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) less than $1000 as determined by the FAFSA
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.33
  • Be in good academic standing (may not have been on an Academic Warning or Probation) while in attendance at Western
  • Be in good financial standing (no delinquent payments) while in attendance at Western

Church / Partnership Organizations

CB Church, CB Organization or Supporting Church Grant

Students who are staff members of CB churches, CB agencies or supporting churches may be eligible for a grant of up 10% to 20% of tuition costs. Contact the Financial Aid Office for details and eligibility. Student must reapply each year. Please see Community Service information below.

Important Enrollment Requirement: students receiving our partnership grants must complete at least 10 credits within the academic year. Application deadlines have been added to mirror all other grants.

Ministry Partnership Grants

Thanks to the strong partnership between Western Seminary and the following ministry organizations, staff workers in each organization may be eligible for a partial scholarship. Student must reapply each year. In order to apply, fill out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), and the Partnership Affirmation form (includes the Need-Based Grant application).

Important Enrollment Requirement: students receiving our partnership grants must complete at least 10 credits within the academic year. Application deadlines have been added to mirror all other grants.

The following is a list of participating churches and organizations.

Parachurches  

Local Church Partnerships

Other

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International Students

Doctor of Ministry and Doctor of Intercultural Studies

Alumni Audit Opportunity

Degree graduates of Western Seminary are invited to audit one course per year at no charge. Degree graduates include those who have completed a full master’s or doctoral degree program.

Get in Touch

Shelle Riehl
Shelle Riehl
Director of Financial Aid
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