Graduation from an accredited four-year college/university or equivalent (BA degree)
Completion of at least two years of service as a career missionary outside the home country
Affiliation with a recognized mission organization or denomination which will endorse the student's study plan
Commitment to return to ministry at the completion of MA studies
Healthcare workers: Medical missionaries who are professionally active and meet the above requirements also may be eligible for this award.
Full-tuition for a M.A. program at Wheaton College Graduate School.
Loan/scholarship. For each year the recipient serves in his/her ministry cross-culturally after completion of MA studies, 25% of the loan is forgiven and becomes a scholarship. If the recipient does not return to overseas ministry, the amount of funding that was provided, as well as interest, must be repaid.
Complete a Preliminary Eligibility Form between July 1 - December 1. Eligibility cannot be determined before this and forms are not accepted after this. If you are considered eligible, you will be sent an application packet.
The deadline for submitting scholarship application materials is December 1 of the year prior to which you seek to be admitted into Wheaton College Graduate School.
Complete files of candidates who meet the requirements for this award 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.