Covenant Seminary is excited to announce our new Church-Match Scholarship program for students receiving seminary funding from their churches. The scholarship will match up to 30% of the students’ tuition cost, totaling a 60% tuition reduction for qualifying students. The program will benefit students and churches by helping them partner more effectively in the process of preparing new leaders for a lifetime of ministry.
The Church-Match Scholarship is available for students in all of Covenant’s degree programs and all learning formats (except for those through our Phoenix site, the Missional Training Center), which includes those studying full-time, part-time, on campus, online, or through one of the Seminary’s new hybrid-format options.
- Covenant will match the funding given by a student’s church up to 30% of the total tuition cost. If the church gives less than 30%, Covenant will match the amount given. If the church gives more, Covenant will still match 30% of the tuition cost. A representative from the church must complete the Church-Match Intent Form at least 30 days prior to the student’s initial start term. The form must be received by Covenant before the student registers for courses.
- There are no time limits for this scholarship. As long as the student maintains satisfactory academic progress (SAP) and the church continues funding the student’s tuition, the student is eligible for the Church-Match Scholarship. Students will be able to move with purpose toward degree completion while maintaining a sustainable pace, enabling them to maximize learning, flexibility, and momentum.
- The scholarship does not “stack” with other Covenant Seminary scholarships but other external scholarships can still apply to the remaining balance.
Along with the new scholarship, the Seminary has also retooled its scholarship structure in general to offer even more benefits to students in our online and hybrid degree programs, including higher scholarship amounts and longer-term scholarship availability.
- Now, all hybrid-format Master of Divinity (MDiv) scholarships will last for six years, allowing students in that program to take courses part-time.
- Online Master of Arts (Biblical and Theological Studies) (MABTS) students are now eligible for scholarships lasting for five-year terms.
- Online Master of Arts (Theological Studies) (MATS) and hybrid-format Master of Arts in Ministry (MAM) scholarships are now available for four-year terms.
Dr. Mark Dalbey, president of Covenant Seminary, sees the program as a win for both students and churches: “The Church-Match Scholarship program provides additional assistance for students preparing for ministry and enables them to enter their callings without accruing burdensome debt. Churches benefit because the program enhances their ability to support students under their care and helps produce future leaders for Christ’s church and Kingdom. We are pleased to offer this new scholarship program and grateful for God’s provision that enables us to do so.”
For more information on the Church-Match Scholarship, contact our Admissions office at 1.800.264.8064 or firstname.lastname@example.org.