Urban/Ethnic Ministry Worker Scholarship



  • North American (U.S. or Canada) citizenship
  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college/university or equivalent (BA degree)
  • Priority for those of ethnic minority backgrounds
  • Completion of at least two years of full-time urban or ethnic ministry within North America
  • Affiliation with a Christian organization or denomination which will endorse the student's study plan and support the return to ministry upon completion of M.A. studies
  • Commitment to return to urban or ethnic ministry in North America upon completion of M.A studies

Award Details

  • Loan/scholarship.  For each year the recipient serves full-time in urban/ethnic ministry after the completion of M.A. studies, 25% of the loan is forgiven and becomes a scholarship.  If the recipient does not return to qualified ministry, the amount of funding that was provided, as well as interest, must be repaid.
  • Full-tuition scholarship  

Application Details

  • Complete a Preliminary Eligibility Form.  If you are considered eligible, you will be sent an application packet.
  • Deadlines:  fall term enrollment - March 1, spring term enrollment - September 15.
  • Complete files of candidates who meet the requirements for this award and who are accepted into the Wheaton Graduate School are reviewed and evaluated in late February. 
  • Scholarship applications and Graduate School admissions should proceed at the same time.  Materials are not interchangeable.

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