Graduation from an accredited four-year college/university or equivalent (BA degree)
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 MA studies
Commitment to return to urban or ethnic ministry in North America after graduation
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 full-time in urban/ethnic ministry after the completion of MA 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.
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) two references
Complete a Preliminary Eligibility Form. If you are considered eligible, you will be sent application information.
Candidates who meet the requirements for this award and who are accepted into the Wheaton Graduate School are reviewed and evaluated shortly after these deadlines
Scholarship application and Graduate School admission are separate procedures. 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.