December 16, 2016


Scholarship competition announced for incoming 2017-18 class

Deadline is Jan. 17 to apply for generous scholarships, many of them full-tuition

Methodist Theological School in Ohio is accepting applications for its 2017-18 scholarship competition. Scholarship applications will be accepted through Jan. 17. Finalists will be invited to campus for on-campus interviews Feb. 20 and 21. The application form is available online.

Thanks to the generosity of donors with a deep commitment to graduate theological education, MTSO offers many scholarships - 50 of them offering full tuition - to make seminary affordable. Among them: 

  • The Harding Scholarships: Full tuition plus $10,000 annual stipend.
  • The Alford Scholarships: Full tuition plus $2,000 annual stipend.

One in three full-time MTSO master's students has earned a full-tuition scholarship. The average annual non-loan aid award is $9,900.

Those who attend the February scholarship interviews will meet faculty and current students, tour campus, and get to know others who share their aspirations for religious leadership and service.

"Our February interviews are a special experience for prospective students," said MTSO Director of Admissions Benjamin Hall. "Obviously, the opportunity to earn scholarships is a big part of it. But it goes beyond that. Scholarship applicants get a sense of the campus, the faculty and their fellow students. Every year, we see people meet and begin friendships that last throughout their time in seminary and beyond."

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