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Financial Aid Scholarships

We believe that no qualified student should be discouraged from pursuing a seminary degree for merely financial reasons. Whether that is accomplished through standard financial aid, various student payment options, or through the many scholarships, grants, and discount options, BTS will work with each individual student to create a plan that will allow you to realize your goals.

Listed below are some great scholarship opportunities.

Scholarships Available Through Biblical Seminary

Below are scholarships offered through Biblical Seminary. Please note the requirements for each offering; not all students are eligible to apply.

Richard C. Arthur Memorial

The Arthur Scholarship is available to qualified students (new or returning) whose objective is to serve and minister in urban contexts.

Big 33 Faith Foundation

The Big 33 Faith Foundation scholarship is based on financial need and ministry goals. The prospective applicant must be committed to living out faith in Jesus and engaging culture for the gospel.

Church Planters Scholarship

The Church Planters Scholarship is available to qualified students (new and current) who have financial need and are preparing for or currently engaged in ministry as a church planter, either domestic or international.

Thelma Kummer Scholarship

The Thelma Kummer Scholarship is awarded to a 2nd or 3rd year Master of Divinity student who is committed to the Westminster Confession of Faith. In addition, a qualified student must be actively serving in local KAPC, KPCA, KPUS, OPC or PCA groups and actively engaged in pastoral ministry or planning to do so in the future. Must have a 3.2 GPA or higher.

Dr. John W. Murray Scholarship

The Dr. John W. Murray scholarship awards a candidate who is pursuing mission and/or evangelism and demonstrates financial need and meets guidelines for successful studies.

Rapp Scholarship

A prospective candidate for the Rapp Scholarship is a student in good standing who has financial need after having actively sought out other ways to pay for tuition such as through employment or developing a support system.

Jeffrey Douglas Smith Scholarship

The Jeffrey Douglas Smith Scholarship is available to a Master of Arts student who is nearing the end of their program and has a financial challenge that endangers their ability to complete their degree at BTS.

Download the Form to Apply for BTS Scholarships

Complete the form and send to the Financial Aid Office

Outside Scholarships

Below are scholarships from outside groups for which any student may be eligible. BTS is not affiliated with, nor do we necessarily endorse these organizations.

Korean American Scholarship

The Korean American Scholarship (KASF) is a non-profit 501(c)(3), volunteer-managed organization established to provide scholarships to the Korean American students, encourage community and civic service as an integral part of leadership development, and nurture the sense of pride and confidence in Korean cultural heritage and tradition.

Requirements:

  • Financial Need
  • Scholastic Achievement
  • Recommendations
  • Essay and a list of extracurricular activities (including community service).

Women’s International Fellowships

Women’s International Fellowships are awarded for full-time study or research in the United States to women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Both graduate and postgraduate studies at accredited U.S. institutions are supported.

Requirements:

  • Recipients are selected for academic achievement and demonstrated a commitment to women and girls.
  • Recipients return to their home countries to become leaders in business, government, academia, community activism, the arts, and sciences.

A & F Scholarship

The A&F Scholarships are available to all students currently registered in any accredited post-secondary institution. To apply for this scholarship you will need to write describing your educational career and life goals. Explain your plan for achieving these goals.

$1,000 Scholarship

Alpha Kappa Alpha Scholarship

The Alpha Kappa Alpha Education Advancement Foundation exists to promote lifelong learning.

Requirements:

  • Full-time student, sophomore or beyond
  • Currently enrolled in an accredited degree-granting institution
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 (B average)
  • Demonstrates community service and involvement
  • Essay Submission

Calihan Academic Fellowships

The Calihan Academic Fellowships provide scholarships and research grants to future scholars and religious leaders whose academic work shows outstanding potential.

Requirements:

  • Awards are open to current students in theology, philosophy, religion, economics, or in related fields.
  • Strong academic performance is essential.
  • Candidates must have a demonstrated interest in the themes of the Acton Institute.
  • Candidates must display the potential to advance the themes of the Acton Institute.

The Center for Scholarship Administration

The Center for Scholarship Administration has hundreds of scholarships available by online application. Click on the scholarships tab and browse available applications. Deadlines are posted. Deadlines open and close throughout the year.

Champions For Christ Scholarship

The Champions For Christ Scholarship exists for those who are Christ’s servants called to follow Him, commissioned to share His word, dedicated to ministry, and leading others to Christ.

Requirements:

  • Applicant must be going into full-time Christian ministry.

Epsilon Sigma Alpha Foundation

The Epsilon Sigma Alpha Foundation awards numerous scholarships annually, you do not have to be an ESA member to apply for a scholarship, and our application process is online.

Requirements:

  • Online Application

Harvesters Student Scholarship

The Harvesters Student Scholarship exists to support individuals who subscribe to the Evangelical Christian faith to participate in professional and educational services as witnesses for their faith in action and to contribute to international development.

Requirements:

  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Full Time enrollment
  • Financial Need

The Leopold Schepp Foundation

The Leopold Schepp Foundation has awards that are based on demonstrated financial need. The maximum annual award is $8,500. Applicants must submit copies of their and their parents’ most recently filed income tax returns (2011). A detailed estimate of academic expenses and resources is required.

Requirements:

  • Under the age of 40

Logos Bible Software

Logos Bible Software has scholarships available for anyone. All you have to do is watch a video and fill out a questionnaire to be entered to win this scholarship. Open to everyone.

Requirements:

  • Watch a video
  • Fill out some information

Ministry Education Grant Program

The Ministry Education Grant Program is funded by the Shepherds for the Savior. The Ministry Education Grant Program seeks to assist those preparing for a ministry career.

Requirements:

  • Fill out Application

Novak Award

The Novak Award is named after distinguished American theologian Michael Novak. This $10,000 award rewards new outstanding scholarly research concerning the relationship between religion, economic freedom, and the free and virtuous society.

Requirements:

  • Must be nominated by a professor, university faculty member, or other scholar

Roothbert Fund Scholarship

The Roothbert Fund Scholarship seeks candidates who are “motivated by spiritual values,” and works to foster fellowship among them. While the Fund does not emphasize any particular form of religious practice or worship, it seeks to provide support to persons motivated by spiritual values.

Requirements:

  • Must have current or permanent address located in one of the following States of the United States or planning to move to one of such States prior to March 1 of the year in which the application is made: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Delaware, Maryland, District of Columbia, Virginia, West Virginia, or North Carolina.

Biblical Theological Seminary
We are an evangelical seminary with locations in suburban and urban Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Our focus on missional theology and missional training will help prepare you for ministry no matter where you serve.

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