November 14, 2017


MTSO announces premier scholarship competition

Methodist Theological School in Ohio has opened its national premier scholarship competition for students who plan to enroll in the fall of 2018. The application deadline is Jan. 16, 2018. Details and an application form are available at

The average non-loan aid award for MTSO’s master’s degree students is $10,500 per year. The school offers more than 50 full-tuition scholarships, some with additional stipends, as well as many partial tuition scholarships. One-third of MTSO master’s students have earned full-tuition scholarships.

“We’re committed to making graduate theological education practical and affordable for our students,” said Benjamin Hall, MTSO director of enrollment management. “We’ve developed innovative class schedules that fit busy lives. And with the support of generous donors, we’ve assembled an outstanding array of scholarships. A lot of our best students are busy people, and we want to help them thrive.”

Premier scholarship candidates will be evaluated based on academic achievement (an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher is required) and potential for leadership. Applicants must be available to participate in the scholarship interview process Feb. 19 and 20, 2018.

“Our scholarship interview process is valuable to everyone involved,” Hall said. “It’s not uncommon for prospective students to form friendships over those two days that last through seminary and into their careers. We look forward to meeting this year’s candidates.”

Methodist Theological School in Ohio provides theological education and leadership in pursuit of a just and sustainable world. In addition to the Master of Divinity degree, the school offers master’s degrees in counseling, theological studies and practical theology, along with a Doctor of Ministry degree.

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Danny Russell, communications director, 740-362-3322