Graduation from an accredited four-year college/university or equivalent (BA degree).
Completion of at least two years full-time Christian service in student's homeland context.
Affiliation with a Christian organization or national denomination which will endorse the student's study plan and support the return to ministry upon completion of MA studies.
Commitment to return to one's Christian organization or national denomination upon graduation.
Healthcare workers: Internationals who are professionally active and meet the above requirements.
Loan/scholarship. For each year the recipient serves in ministry outside of North America after the completion of MA studies, 25% of the loan is forgiven and becomes a scholarship. If the recipient does not return to his/her ministry and homeland, the amount of funding that was provided, as well as interest, must be repaid.
The base award includes tuition and insurance. Additional funds may be received for living expenses based on need.
Students are responsible for transportation costs to and from Wheaton, dependent expenses, and a portion of their remaining budget.
The application window opens July 1 and applications must be completed by December 1 the year prior to matriculation and awarding.
A complete scholarship application includes the 1) preliminary eligibility form, 2) application form, 3) primary reference, and 4) secondary reference.
Submit a Preliminary Eligibility Form or update your earlier one within your admissions portal.
If you are considered eligible, you will proceed to the application.
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.
Those selected for awards receive immediate notification.
Scholarship applications and Graduate School admission should proceed at the same time. Materials are not interchangeable.
Graduate School Academic Programs
The Billy Graham Scholarship Program financially supports all master's programs at Wheaton (not certificates or doctoral studies). Find the programs here.