We provide a range of opportunities for students to help pay for their higher education journeys. Here are the options currently available for students who are United States or Canadian citizens or permanent residents.

Scholarships for United States or Canadian Citizens/Permanent Residents 

  • MDiv Ministry
  • General Masters
  • Church Partnership
  • American Minority
  • Spousal Scholarship
  • Presidential Award
  • Leaders of the Kingdom Scholarship
  • Walter and Helen Lee
  • Mephibosheth
  • Joseph F. Ryan
  • George Sinclair,
  • George Sinclair Scholar
  • Westminster Seminary Patricia Comber Scholarship

Basic Eligibility Requirements

  • Citizenship or permanent resident status within the U.S. or Canada
  • If applicable, non-defaulted status of government FFEL, Direct or Perkins loan(s)
  • Full-time enrollment status (12 credits minimum for both fall and spring semesters; exception: Church Partnership Scholarship)
  • Enrollment in the MDiv or MAR program
  • Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) measured after attempting 24 credit hours or completion of two semesters (whichever comes first). Cumulative GPA, unless otherwise noted, must be greater than or equal to 2.5 (qualitative) and the credit completion rate greater than or equal to 75% (quantitative). If a student fails to maintain SAP, a probationary semester may be granted to permit the student an opportunity to reestablish compliance with SAP requirements.

Other eligibility requirements that may apply are listed in the guideline section under the relevant scholarship or on the Westminster website. If any eligibility requirement is not maintained, the student will lose his or her scholarship.

Basic Application Materials
The following items should be submitted with each application:

  • Westminster’s financial aid application for U.S. and Canadian Students, completed and submitted via the student application status page after being admitted to Westminster.
  • For U.S. citizens and permanent residents only: a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA, submit online). Note to tax-filers: The application will not be processed unless the student’s FAFSA indicates that a tax return was already completed and filed.
  • Tax return transcript information: Electronically transfer to FAFSA using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (preferred) or provide a Tax Transcript (available from www.irs.gov). For Canadian applicants, please submit the previous year's T4(s).
  • Non-tax filers: Complete the non-tax filer worksheet.
  • Additional documents (such as essays or letters of reference) as required by the specific scholarship for which the student is applying.

Provisional Award Status
If the “under care” or equivalent letter is not submitted by the time awards are determined, an otherwise eligible student will be considered a Provisional MDiv Ministry Scholarship recipient and awarded the equivalent of the General Masters Scholarship until such time as the letter is received or the start of the semester, whichever comes first. 

If the letter is received after the start of the fall semester, the student will be eligible to receive the MDiv Ministry Scholarship in the spring semester only (if the letter is received after the start of the spring semester, the MDiv Ministry Scholarship will not be awarded for the spring semester).

Spousal Scholarship
The Spousal Scholarship is need-based and covers tuition for up to the number of credits that the “full-time student” (as defined below) is paying for in a given semester or term. Scholarship funds awarded must be applied only to classes necessary for the program in which the non-paying spouse is enrolled. Students with less need may be awarded a 50% matching scholarship.

Basic Eligibility Requirements

  • Spouse of a full-time MDiv or MAR student.
  • If applicable, non-defaulted status of government FFEL, Direct or Perkins loan(s).
  • Admitted and enrolled in the MDiv, MAR, or residential MAC program.
  • Satisfactory academic progress measured after attempting 24 credit hours or completion of two semesters and at least 12 credit hours (whichever comes first). Cumulative GPA greater than or equal to 2.5 (qualitative) and a credit completion rate greater than or equal to 75% (quantitative). 

Application Materials
The following documents must be submitted with each application. 

  • Westminster’s Spouse Scholarship Application form, completed and submitted via the student application status page after being admitted at Westminster.
  • For U.S. citizens and permanent residents only: a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA, submit online). Note to tax-filers: The application will not be processed unless the student’s FAFSA indicates that a tax return was already completed.
  • Tax return transcript information. Electronically transfer to the FAFSA using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (preferred) or provide a Tax Transcript (available from www.irs.gov). For Canadian applicants, please submit the previous year's T4(s).
  • Non-tax filers: Complete the non-tax filer worksheet.
  • Proof of marriage (e.g., copy of marriage certificate, joint tax return or affidavit).

Review scholarship deadline information here.

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