Scholarships for New Students

What if seminary were free? It's not an impossible dream. One in three MTSO students has received a full-tuition scholarship, some with additional stipends. Among all of our full-time master's students, the average non-loan aid award is $9,900 per year.

Among our premier scholarships:

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

As a scholarship applicant, you will be evaluated based on your academic achievement (an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher is required), leadership in the church and community, and potential for ministry.

Apply today

All of our full- and partial-tuition scholarships share a single application form. To apply, download the PDF application. Upon completion, you may either print and return it in the U.S. mail or attach it to an email to finaid@mtso.edu. Addresses are provided on the application form.

Download the 2017 scholarship application.

Those currently applying for admission in Fall 2017 are strongly encouraged to submit a scholarship application with their admissions application. By turning in a scholarship application, you will ensure that you are considered for all scholarships for which you might be eligible.

Scholarship interview days

Promising prospective MTSO students will gather on campus Feb. 20 and 21 for scholarship interviews, after which premier scholarships will be awarded. Along with the potential award of full tuition, you'll have a chance to meet the people who will prepare for ministry alongside you. Lifelong friendships will begin during these two days. Apply today to ensure that you will be considered for this opportunity. 

See all of MTSO’s financial-aid options, including non-scholarship aid.

Learn more about MTSO’s individual premier scholarships and the donors who made them possible.

Get information on scholarships for current students.