The Seminary awards generous scholarships to candidates with evidence of high academic distinction and outstanding potential for leadership in the church. Students applying for the Master of Divinity and Master of Arts degree programs are considered for Scholarships for Excellence. All applicants with a minimum of 3.3 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) in undergraduate and prior graduate study are automatically reviewed for scholarships based on academic achievement. Other candidates are nominated by a pastor or governing body official, or by Louisville Seminary. Some of these candidates may carry a 2.5 GPA minimum if they also demonstrate a profound promise for ministry.
Scholarships for Excellence are awarded for the academic year. They are renewable each year upon the annual evaluation of the recipient’s grade point average (3.3 minimum for Academic Achievement and 2.8 for Promise for Ministry scholars), character and commitment to ministry. All awards are for a maximum of three academic years of full-time study for the Master of Divinity degree and the Master of Arts in Marriage & Family Therapy program and a maximum of two academic years of full-time study for the Master of Arts (Religion). Educational credits that are transferred in toward a degree at Louisville Seminary may impact a student’s eligibility for scholarships. Please check with the Office of Recruitment and Admissions for details.
All admitted master’s-level students who do not receive a Scholarship for Excellence will receive a 100% Tuition Grant. These funds pay for the cost of tuition for the hours required for a degree. Students need to maintain minimum hours of enrollment to maintain a Tuition Grant. Note that required fees are not covered by tuition grants.