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Scholarships and other Financial Resources

Paying for graduate school can be daunting, but did you know that 85% of CTS are grant or scholarship recipients? Explore a few of our Scholarships and grants below then click over to our comprehensive list of grants and scholarships here. See how some of our students have been helped by various scholarships and grants below.

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DOC/UCC Scholarship

CTS is offering a full tuition scholarship for MDiv students who are members of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) or the United Church of Christ. Early application is recommended. Additional information and scholarship criteria can be found here.

The Pastoral Excellence Scholarship

The Pastoral Excellence Scholarship is a full tuition scholarship program for MDiv students at CTS interested in focusing on preparation for parish ministry. Applying to Pastoral Excellence Scholarship begins with applying for admission to Christian Theological Seminary. It is offered to students who have shown high academic achievement and commitment to preparation for ordained ministry in a congregation.

Saltsburg Second Chance Scholarship

Available to full-time student who has completed 30 hours of coursework toward an MDiv degree and did not receive a 75% or higher merit scholarship upon first admission to CTS.

John Ray“What a blessing it has been to have received the Saltsburg Second Chance Scholarship. And how fitting it is that an award for theological study would demonstrate the same kind of grace that God has shown us all by giving humanity another chance. “
John Ray (MDiv 2018)