Scholarships, Grants, and Discounts

Scholarships, Grants, and Discounts

Scholarships, Grants and Tuition Discounts are a great way to reduce the amount that it costs to attend school.

Applying for Grants & Scholarships

Note: International students can go straight to step 2 since the FAFSA is a federal application (financial need status will be determined through other aspects of the application process).

How do I apply?

  1. Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  2. Complete an Online Scholarship Application.
  3. Respond to your award offers via the Award Letter which can be found on your Student Portal. You will receive an email notification when you have awards pending

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Application Deadlines

2018-2019 Academic Year Deadlines:

Our final Fall 2018 awards have been given out. The next deadlines are for Spring 2019 applications and awards:

  • First Priority Deadline: November 1, 2018
  • Second Priority Deadline: December 1, 2018

The Scholarship Committee will meet during the following weeks to review applications:

  • Week of November 16th
  • Week of December 7th

Students will be notified within 48 hours after a meeting has occurred to know if they either did not did not receive a scholarship. Any applicants that do not receive a scholarship will be given consideration in the next meeting.

2019-2020 Academic Year Deadlines:

The Scholarship Application will be available for the 2019-20 year starting on January 2, 2019.

  • First Priority Deadline: March 1, 2019
    The Kingdom Scholarship, and Engaging Hope Scholarship Applications are also due by this      March 1, 2019
  • Second Priority Deadline: May 1, 2019
  • Third Priority Deadline: July 1, 2019

The Scholarship Committee will meet during the following weeks to review applications:

  • Week of April 12, 2019
  • Week of May 17, 2019
  • Week of July 5, 2019

Students will be notified within 48 hours after a meeting has occurred to know if they either did not did not receive a scholarship. Any applicants that do not receive a scholarship will be given consideration in the next meeting.

Other Scholarships

The Kingdom Scholarship and the Engaging Hope Scholarship have separate applications that must be completed. All documentation must be submitted by March 1, 2019.

If you have been told by your Admission Counselor to apply or feel that you meet the criteria please complete the application below.

Engaging Hope Scholarship Application

This scholarship is geared towards new students. It is a 50% or 100% tuition discount where the priority goes towards international students or minority students. The purpose of the Engaging Hope Scholarship is to provide scholarships for new students. Applicants must be a full time student in either the MDiv or a Master of Arts program, demonstrate financial need, and be in good standing.

This scholarship has been fully awarded for the 2018-19 year. Please apply when our 2019-20 application opens around January 1st, 2019.

Kingdom Scholarship Application

This scholarship is geared towards new students. It is a 50% tuition scholarship for full time MDiv students committed to pastoral ministry. The purpose of the Kingdom Scholars Endowed Scholarship is to provide tuition assistance for deserving MDiv students pursuing careers in full-time ministry (pastor, youth pastor, worship pastor, counselor, church planter, missionary). Recipients must be willing to sign a good-faith statement committing to pursuing a career in full time ministry, be a resident of the US, 35 years of age or younger at the time of application, have a 3.1 GPA from the most recent degree obtained, maintain a 3.25 GPA, and be willing to participate in all tacit curriculum events as outlined by the Seminary for the purpose of developing community. Along with the application, references and essay, selected applicants will also have to complete an interview with the Scholarship Committee.

This scholarship has been fully awarded for the 2018-19 year. Please apply when our 2019-20 application opens around January 1st, 2019.

Eligibility

Institutional Grants & Scholarships are available to eligible students and are only awarded during the Fall and Spring semesters. Minimum credits, GPA, and other specific requirements can be found in the downloadable Scholarship Guide. One application will be required for the entire award year. A new application isn’t necessary for renewable scholarships as long as eligibility for a specific scholarship is maintained.

Register for, and maintain, at least the minimum required amount of credit hours per semester:

  • Half-time: You must be registered for at least 5 credits per semester to maintain eligibility for the Seminary Grant, and a small handful of institutional scholarships. ThM, global, and extension campus students need only be enrolled in 3 credits per semester to be eligible for half-time scholarships.
  • Full-time: You must be registered for at least 9 credits per semester to maintain eligibility for most institutional scholarships. ThM, global, and extension campus students need only be enrolled in 6 credits per semester to be eligible for full-time scholarships.

Maintain your cumulative GPA

All students must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress. Be aware of your scholarship's specific requirements.

Award Letter

If you have been awarded a scholarship, its name can be found on the Student Portal via the Award Letter or under ‘My Finances, Account Information, Registration Bill’ (until it is actually disbursed, at which point it will become its own line item under your actual Account Information).

Tuition Discounts

Unlike grants and scholarships, tuition discounts are not competitive. The discount will be awarded if the applicant qualifies. Like grants and scholarships, discounts are subject to the terms and conditions listed in the Academic Catalog. Please contact Financial Aid for more information.

Church Partnership Discount

A discount for those students who’s Church pays at least 40% of their tuition. The Financial Aid Office will add the discount once the payment from the Church is received. If the payment is not received before the Add/Drop date for that semester no Discount will be given. Please note the combination of the Church payment and the Discount given by Denver Seminary will never exceed 100% of the students total tuition charges for the semester. Please see the charts below for how much of a discount will be given as it is based on the number of credits you are enrolled in.

Residential Programs ThM or Fully Online DMin % Discount

 

 

Number of Credits

9 or more credits 6 or more credits 3 or more credits 10%
6-8 credits --- --- 7%
5 credits 4-5 credits 1-2 credits 5%
4 or less credits 3 or less credits --- 3%

Cru Discount

A tuition discount for employees of Cru in the Great Plains region. The amount varies for full ($205.00 per credit hour) and part time employees (20% of total tuition), where full time is described as 32 hours a week or more. Students must submit a form to the Financial Aid Department each year to confirm continued employment. If the form is not received the discount will not be renewed. The discount will be added once the student submits their form to the financial aid office.

Navigators Discount

A 35% tuition discount for students who are full-time employees of Navigators who wish to pursue an advanced certificate, diploma, or degree. Full time is described as 32 hours per week. Students must submit a form to the Financial Aid Department each year to confirm continued employment. If the form is not received the discount will not be renewed. The discount will be added once the student submits their form to the financial aid office.

Youth For Christ

A tuition discount for employees of Youth for Christ. The amount varies for full (20% of total tuition) and part time employees (15% of total tuition), where full time is described as 32 hours a week or more. Students must submit a form to the Financial Aid Department each year to confirm continued employment. If the form is not received the discount will not be renewed. The discount will be added once the student submits their form to the financial aid office.

Project Bridges

A 25% tuition discount for Denver Seminary students enrolled in the programs offered at the Washington DC campus. Students must meet these requirements:

  • Be a member or employee in good standing at a church that is a member of Project Bridges.
  • Be an employee of an organization that is a member of Project Bridges.

To apply please complete the Project Bridges Tuition Scholarship Application and have your church or organization send it to Project Bridges via FAX at 301.262.0305 or email to . If your church or organization isn’t a member of Project Bridges, please visit www.projectbridges.org for more information.

First Baptist Church of Glenarden Discount

A 25% tuition discount for students attending the Washington DC campus that are members in good standing at the First Baptist Church of Glenarden.

Spouse Half-Tuition Discount

A 50% tuition discount available to spouses of full-time students (classified as 9 credits for Residential programs, 6 credits for Fully Online Global programs, 3 for the DMin program) where the full-time student is enrolled in a degree seeking program. Both the student and spouse must be attending Denver Seminary concurrently, the spouse receiving the discount will be the spouse that has the lesser credits, or is non-degree seeking. If the student receiving the discount also has Denver Seminary given scholarships or grants those would be cancelled as to not exceed the 50% discount. Contact Financial Aid to receive this discount, documentation may be requested to show proof of marriage.

External Scholarship Resources

Here are a few External Scholarship Resources and Search Engines that can be helpful with obtaining outside funding. Just as we recommend never paying to complete your FAFSA, never pay to complete a scholarship application. See the Federal Trade Commission for their recommendations on scholarship scams. Also reach out to your local Church and other organizations that you are a part of, to see if they have scholarships that you may not be aware of.