Northeastern Seminary


All students must annually complete FAFSA to qualify for ANY aid, including for continuation of awards.

Masters Degree Students (Click to expand)

Early Incentive Scholarship - Available to all master's students who are accepted and deposited before June 15 (for the fall semester) or November 15 (for the spring semester). Students receive this one-time award of $400 in their first semester.

Need-based Scholarship - Available to full-time master's students whose Estimated Family Contribution (EFC), as determined on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), falls between $0 and $16,000. Master of Divinity students receive $5,400 and Master of Arts students receive $3,150; each is prorated over the course of their program. Students must qualify annually to retain scholarship.

Academic Scholarship - Available to full-time master students in recognition of academic excellence. Selection criteria for this award are an undergraduate GPA of at least a 3.3, strength of recommendations, and quality of application essay. To be considered for this scholarship you must be accepted and deposited by the June 15 (for the fall semester) or November 15 (for the spring semester) deadline. Students must qualify by term to retain scholarship.

Endowed Scholarships
2012-13 Application

Babcock Scholarship for Ethnic Diversity - This scholarship is given annually to deserving students of African-American or Hispanic decent preparing for a career in ministry or theological education.

Bishop Richard D. Snyder Scholarship for Ministry Excellence - This award is given annually to students preparing for the ministry in the Free Methodist Church. Preference is given to students who are Conference Ministerial Candidates or Elders and who have a 3.0 GPA or higher.

Clark William Snyder Scholarship - This scholarship is given annually to needy and deserving NES students preparing for ministry.

Founders Scholarships - Awarded annually to deserving students of a broadly inclusive perspective.

Freda Burritt Lamson Scholarship - This award is given annually to gifted students that are members of the Free Methodist Church and are preparing for pastoral work in North America or for lifetime Christian service overseas.  Application.

Matt Jones Memorial Scholarship - This award is given annually to students pursuing the Master of Divinity degree for pastoral ministry in the Free Methodist Church or other denomination within the Wesleyan tradition.

Open Access Scholarship - This scholarship is given annually to individuals with a physical disability who are preparing for ministry or to persons preparing to serve the disability community.

Robert E. Smith Seminarian Award - Awarded annually to needy and deserving students preparing for either pastoral or teaching ministry. Preference shall be given to students from the greater Rochester, New York area.

Wayne McCown Scholarship - Awarded annually to needy and deserving students preparing for full-time ministry or a career in Christian higher education.

Wesley R. Skinner Scholarship - This award is given annually to NES students preparing for ministry in the Free Methodist Church of North America.

Teachers Assistant - To assist the full-time faculty of NES in his/her teaching responsibilities with compensation. Students are only eligible after completing BHT 511NE.

Genesis Conference of the FM Church-Seminary Scholarship - Annual scholarships of $250 will be provided to Genesis Conference LMC's, CMC's, and elders who are pursuing an M.A., M.Div., or D.Min. degree at a seminary approved by the John Wesley Seminary Foundation. If the local church will match this amount, an additional $250 will be provided by the conference (total available: $500 conference + $250 local church = $750).

Doctoral Students (Click to expand)

Northeastern Seminary Scholarship - 25% reduction in tuition based on financial need of the student as determined by Free Application for Federal Student Aid eligibility

Northeastern Seminary Presidential Scholarship - 50% reduction in tuition, based on evidence of academic strength in previous work and potential for contribution to ministry development

Terms of eligibility for scholarships above: must be enrolled in at least three courses per year and complete application process by scholarship deadlines.

Alumni Scholarship - An additional one-time $500 is awarded to NES M.Div. graduates.

Genesis Conference of the FM Church-Seminary Scholarship - Annual scholarships of $250 will be provided to Genesis Conference LMC's, CMC's, and elders who are pursuing an M.A., M.Div., or D.Min. degree at a seminary approved by the John Wesley Seminary Foundation. If the local church will match this amount, an additional $250 will be provided by the conference (total available: $500 conference + $250 local church = $750).

Additional Scholarship Sources (Click to expand)

Fund for Theological Education Fellowship - For students responding to God's calling who are 35 years of age or younger. For information and application, go towww.thefund.org. Deadline for application is March 1 and April 1, depending on type of fellowship application. Fund Finder: http://www.thefund.org/programs/

Graduate Theological Union Scholarship Link - There are over 500 different scholarships, grants, fellowships, and loan opportunities listed on this scholarships database. http://www.seedwiki.com/wiki/gtu_scholarships


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