Scholarships & Financial Assistance

Eligibility to Receive Scholarships and Financial Assistance

Master-Level

To qualify for financial assistance, individuals must be full-time, degree-seeking students. Nine (9) credit hours per semester is considered a full-time load for Master of Divinity and Master of Arts in Christian Ministry students. A full-time load can vary from six (6) to nine (9) credit hours per semester for Master of Arts in Faith & Leadership Formation students. Upon acceptance into one of our programs, students will be required to complete a Financial Assistance Application Form. Once the Financial Assistance Application Form has been completed, the Divinity School Scholarship Committee will review the student’s admissions materials and the Financial Assistance Application Form and determine a scholarship percentage award, which will then be released to the student. Scholarship percentage awards are determined based on merit and expressed need. Some semesters, financial assistance has been available to assist students who are taking a part-time load. Assistance will be awarded to part-time students as it is available. Students who are on academic restriction cannot be considered for financial assistance.

Doctor of Ministry

Campbell University Divinity School offers generous scholarship assistance for Doctor of Ministry study. 100% of our Doctor of Ministry students receive scholarship assistance. Once the Doctor of Ministry cohort is finalized, students will be notified of their scholarship awards. There is no additional financial assistance application process for Doctor of Ministry students.

 

Scholarships and Grants

Endowed Scholarships

Available for all degree programs.

Campbell University Divinity School has been blessed over the years by the monetary gifts of many donors, churches, and organizations. Endowed scholarships have been funded to assist students with the cost of divinity school. Endowed scholarships are available for qualified students. Primary criteria include grade point average, meeting the requirements of the individual scholarships, and full-time student status.

Honors Scholarships

There are a limited number of honors scholarships available to be distributed each academic year. Applicants who may qualify for the honors scholarships will have a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale. For the church music honors scholarship, applicants will have a minimum grade point average of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale. Applicants will also possess superb leadership skills and will demonstrate active participation in local congregations.

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Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Leadership Scholarships

Available for: Master of Divinity and MA in Christian Ministry

A limited number of Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Leadership Scholarships are available to students who support the ministry of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. These scholarships currently provide $4,000 per year to recipients. Invitations to the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Leadership Scholarship program are extended by the Financial Assistance Committee of the Campbell University Divinity School.

Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of North Carolina Scholarships

Available for: Master of Divinity and MA in Christian Ministry

A limited number of Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of North Carolina Scholarships are available to students who support the ministry of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of North Carolina. These scholarships currently provide approximately $2,200 per year to recipients. Invitations to the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of North Carolina Scholarship program are extended by the Financial Assistance Committee of the Campbell University Divinity School.

Charles B. Keesee Educational Fund

Available for: Master of Divinity, MA in Christian Ministry, and Doctor of Ministry

Baptist students who are residents of North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Georgia, Tennessee, or Kentucky may apply for grants from the Charles B. Keesee Educational Fund. (Students must have lived in one of these states for at least 12 months immediately prior to entering any educational institution.) Grants from the Charles B. Keesee Educational Fund are up to a maximum of $8,000 per student per year for Master of Divinity and MA in Christian Ministry students. Grants are also offered to Doctor of Ministry students up to a maximum of $4,000 per year. Application deadlines for consideration for the full academic year beginning in the fall are due April 1st for master-level students and May 1st for DMin students. Applications for the spring term only are due October 1st for master-level students and November 1st for DMin students. Grants are awarded on a yearly basis and all awards are determined by the trustees of the Charles B. Keesee Educational Fund, Inc. To request an application for the Charles B. Keesee Educational Fund Grant, please email keesee@campbelldivinity.org.

 

Institutional Aid

Direct Aid

Available for all degree programs.

Need-based financial assistance is coordinated by the Financial Assistance Committee. These grants are subject to the availability of funds. Qualified recipients will be full-time students and will demonstrate substantial need.

Loans

Available for all degree programs.

Unsubsidized and graduate plus loans are available for students. Completion of the FAFSA is required for loan consideration. Loans are handled and processed through the University’s Financial Aid Office. Students are encouraged to use loans as a last resort.

VA Benefits

Available for all degree programs.

Students who are eligible to receive VA benefits will work with Campbell University’s Veterans Affairs Office to determine and process benefits. Information about veterans’ benefits at Campbell University can be found here. The Veterans Affairs Office can be reached at (800) 334-4111, ext. 1311 or via email at coxj@campbell.edu.

 

Outside Scholarships

Over the years, Campbell University Divinity School students have received additional assistance to fund their graduate theological education through numerous outside scholarship opportunities. Outside scholarships are counted in addition to the scholarships and financial assistance provided by Campbell Divinity School. Because outside scholarships are external to the Divinity School, it is each student’s responsibility to understand and meet the requirements and deadlines of the outside scholarships for which they wish to be considered. 

See outside scholarship opportunities