Pre-Field Missionary Candidate Scholarship


  • North American (U.S. or Canada) citizenship
  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college/university or equivalent (BA degree).
  • Preparing for a career as a missionary outside of North America

Award Details

  • Complements any other funding to provide full-tuition for a M.A. at Wheaton College Graduate School.
  • Loan/scholarship.  For each year the recipient serves in full-time overseas Christian ministry after the completion of MA studies, 25% of the loan is forgiven and becomes a scholarship.  If the recipient does not deploy into overseas ministry, the amount of funding that was provided, as well as interest, must be repaid.

Application Details

  • The application window opens January 1 and applications must be completed by March 1 the year of awarding for summer or fall. Occasionally we have a fall selection for spring term start of awards. This deadline is October 10. Please contact the office to confirm that there will be a fall selection.
  • A complete scholarship application includes the 1) preliminary eligibility form, 2) application form, 3) three references
  • Complete a Preliminary Eligibility Form.  If you are considered eligible, you will be sent application information.
  • Candidates who meet the requirements and who are accepted into the Wheaton Graduate School are reviewed and evaluated shortly after these deadlines.
  • Scholarship applications and Graduate School admission are separate procedures.  Materials are not interchangeable.