Eligibility to Receive Scholarships and Financial Aid
To qualify for financial aid, individuals must be full-time, degree-seeking students. Nine (9) credit hours per semester is considered a full-time load. Upon acceptance into one of our programs, students who qualify for financial aid assistance will be awarded a financial aid package by the Financial Aid Committee based on merit and expressed need. Students taking classes on a part-time basis, or students who are on academic restriction cannot be considered for financial assistance.
Scholarships and Grants
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.
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.
More information on honors scholarship opportunities:
Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Leadership Scholarships
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 $4000 per year to recipients. Invitations to the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Leadership Scholarship program are extended by the Financial Aid Committee of the Campbell University Divinity School.
Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of North Carolina Scholarships
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 $2200 per year to recipients. Invitations to the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of North Carolina Scholarship program are extended by the Financial Aid Committee of the Campbell University Divinity School.
Charles B. Keesee Educational Fund
Baptist students who are residents of North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia 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 and an additional award is available for summer school. Grant applications must be submitted by April 1 of each academic year for the next full academic year. Grants are awarded on a yearly basis.
New Student Aid
A first-year award is available to assist new full-time students with the costs associated with starting a new program of study. This aid currently provides $20 per semester hour to qualified students.
Need-based financial assistance is coordinated by the Financial Aid Committee. These grants are subject to the availability of funds. Qualified recipients will be full-time students and will demonstrate substantial need.
Loan opportunities are available to students. Completion of the FAFSA is required for loan consideration. Loans are handled and processed through the University’s Financial Aid Office.
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 scholarship and financial aid 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
Financial Aid for Doctor of Ministry Students
Campbell University Divinity School offers limited scholarship assistance for Doctor of Ministry study. Because one’s church or parachurch ministry will benefit significantly from your studies, students may desire to seek assistance from these organizations or churches as well. If such places are unable to assist with the total costs of a program, many are willing to help to the extent they can.
If no church or supporting organization can assist you with financial support, low-cost student loans can be an important source of support. Consult with the Director of Admissions if you are interested in such programs.