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North American Missionary Scholarship


  • North American (U.S. or Canada) citizenship
  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college/university or equivalent (BA degree)
  • Completion of at least one full term (no less than two years) of service as a career missionary outside North America
  • Affiliation with a recognized mission organization or denomination which will endorse the student's study plan
  • Commitment to return to his or her ministry outside North America upon completion of M.A. studies
  • Healthcare workers: Medical missionaries who are professionally active and meet the above requirements also may be eligible for this award.

Award Details

  • Full-tuition for an M.A. program at Wheaton College Graduate School.
  • Loan/scholarship.  For each year the recipient serves in his/her ministry outside of North America after the completion of M.A. 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.

Application Details

  • 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 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.