Northern Students

Scholarships

Our admissions counselors have been where you are, wondering if it is possible to follow God’s call into ministry, enhance knowledge, and sharpen skills without knowing how to answer financial questions. In addition to Federal Student Aid, Northern has several scholarship opportunities available for prospective students. We also recommend setting up a payment plan for consistent budgeting (learn more here).

For questions about Northern scholarships, contact Gordon Hackman (ghackman@seminary.edu).

Northern Seminary Scholarship Opportunities

The application deadline for Northern scholarships is August 22, 2017.

To apply for Northern Seminary scholarships you must complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the Northern Seminary Scholarship Application. Unless both of these have been submitted, the scholarship office does not email award letters nor are reminder notes sent to prospective or returning students. Northern Seminary assumes the student will take responsibility to complete the process if they intend to apply for a scholarship.

No action will be taken on an application until all requested information has been received by the financial aid office (and the prospective student has been accepted for admission). Applications that become complete after stated filing dates will be considered late and will be reviewed and awards made as funds permit. The following steps should be followed to apply for financial aid:

Step 1:

Apply for admission and gain acceptance into a Master’s-level degree program. Click here to apply.

Step 2:

Register for classes for the entire academic year with assistance from your pre-enrollment advisor/admissions counselor. Scholarship awards cannot be calculated until you register! MDiv and MACM students must register for a minimum of 6 hours per quarter to qualify for scholarships, and cohort MA students must register for all classes in the cohort sequence offered in the academic year.

Step 3:

Complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Northern’s school code for the FAFSA is G01736.

Step 4:

Complete the Northern Seminary Application for Financial Aid (Download Here). Submit the completed Northern Application to the Scholarship Office. This financial aid application, along with the completed FAFSA (see step 3), triggers your financial aid review.

Scholarships are awarded for an entire academic year and students must reapply by April 30 of each year.


 

Scholarships & Loans Available to Master’s Students

Northern Scholarships (DOWNLOAD APPLICATION HERE)

Northern scholarships are awarded based on merit and financial need. Included among these awards are various named scholarships, along with the Baugh Foundation scholarship for women without sponsoring churches and the Fisher scholarship for students in the MA in Urban Leadership program.

Requirements: Students must maintain a 2.5+ cumulative GPA.

Partners in Ministry Program (DOWNLOAD APPLICATION HERE)

If a student’s sponsoring church or ministry commits to fund 25% of the student’s tuition cost, Northern will match 25%, leaving 50% to the student. Students may receive either the Partners in Ministry scholarship or other Northern scholarships, not both.

Requirements: Students must maintain a 2.5+ cumulative GPA.

Spouse Grant

The spouse of any current full-time student may receive a grant towards 50% of tuition applied toward one course per quarter.

CIOS Interest-Free Loan Program (DOWNLOAD APPLICATION HERE)

Available to women and persons of color in any Master’s program. Interest-free loans are awarded to cover educational costs including tuition and fees.