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A scholarship is a gift given to recognize your academic achievements, your vocational goals, or acts of service. We offer several scholarships for full-time seminary students. Full time enrollment is 6.0 credits per semester. Bethel institutional gift aid applies to fall and spring semesters only.

Bethel Military Scholarship

Up to $1,200 per year ($400 per semester) for students who have served in the U.S. armed forces.

Amount

Up to $400 per semester ($1,200 maximum per year)

Renewal

Students must apply every year.

Eligibility

New, regularly admitted, degree-seeking students who are serving, or have served, in the U.S. armed forces (includes reserves and National Guard). Recipients must be enrolled at least half time for the term. Recipients do not need to demonstrate need, and are not eligible for other Bethel-funded grants or scholarships. Students already receiving gift assistance from any source (including military benefits) that fully meets tuition are not eligible for this scholarship.

How to apply

Submit the Bethel Military Scholarship Application.

From Fall 2017 through Summer 2018: 2017-2018 form (pdf).


Corporate Partnership Scholarship

Up to $1,200 per year for students who are employed by a Bethel University Corporate Partner.

Amount

Up to $400 per semester (maximum $1,200 per year)

Renewal

Students must apply every year.

Eligibility

Degree-seeking students who are employed by a Bethel University Corporate Partner and are enrolled at least half time for the semester. Recipients do not need to demonstrate need and are not eligible for other Bethel-funded grants or scholarships. Students already receiving gift assistance from any source (including military benefits and employer tuition reimbursement) that fully meets tuition are not eligible for this scholarship. Recipients of this scholarship are not eligible for other Bethel-funded grants or scholarships.

How to apply

If your employer is a Corporate Partner, you may apply for the Corporate Partnership Scholarship. Download, complete, and submit the Corporate Partnership application to the financial aid office prior to the start of class. See a list of our corporate partners.

From Fall 2017 through Summer 2018: 2017-2018 Corporate Scholarship Application (pdf).


Minnesota Indian Scholarship Program

$6,000 need-based scholarship for Minnesota residents who are one-fourth or more Indian ancestry.

Amount

Up to $6,000 per year

Renewal

Students must apply every year.

Eligibility

Minnesota residents who are one-fourth or more Indian ancestry and demonstrate financial need. Awarded by state of Minnesota on a first-come, first-served basis. Recipients must be enrolled at least 3/4 time and be Pell or Minnesota State Grant eligible.

How to apply

  1. Fill out a separate application through the Minnesota Office of Education.
  2. Complete the FAFSA.

More information

Learn more about the Minnesota Indian Scholarship Program.

Returning Student and Doctor of Ministry Scholarships

Various amounts for returning full-time students.

Amount

Varies

Renewal

Non-renewable

Eligibility

Students enrolled full time (6 credits per semester) in a master’s level program, or who are enrolled in the Doctor of Ministry program. Available to students at the St. Paul or San Diego campuses only.

Academic requirements

Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Deadline

April 15, 2017

How to apply

Apply here prior to the April 15, 2017 deadline.

More information

The scholarship committee meets in June. Recipients will be notified in late June.

Seminary Merit Scholarship

This scholarship is for incoming seminary students who demonstrate exceptional leadership qualities.

Amount

$2,000 per year

Renewal

Renewable each year

Eligibility

Students must be incoming, first-year students who are enrolling full time (6.0 credits per term) in a master's level degree program.

Academic requirements

Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 for renewal.

Deadline

Spring of 2017 Bethel Seminary applicants must apply by January 10, 2017. Fall of 2017 Bethel Seminary applicants must apply by May 20, 2017.

How to apply

Apply here.

More information

At the time we award the scholarship, it will be called the "Seminary Merit Scholarship." Later, once we know what endowed scholarship money we have available that year, the Financial Aid Office will swap the Seminary Merit Scholarship for a named scholarship. The amount awarded will remain the same. This process will occur each year. Additionally, students are required to write a thank you note to the donor each year. The thank you note is an online process.


Yellow Ribbon Program

Students who receive 100% VA Chapter 33 are automatically considered for the Yellow Ribbon Program.

Amount

Amounts vary each year depending on the set tuition and fee costs. The Yellow Ribbon Program covers all tuition and fees not covered by the Post 9/11 GI Bill.

Renewal

The Certificate of Eligibility (CoE) determines your eligibility. If your eligibility changes, you must submit a new CoE.

Eligibility

Students must receive 100% of the Post 9/11 GI Bill. Students cannot be on active duty. Students who will no longer be on active duty at the start of the term are eligible for Yellow Ribbon.

Students receiving Yellow Ribbon ARE NOT eligible for any other Bethel Gift Aid unique to their school, i.e. the Royal Merit Scholarship for College of Arts and Sciences students, etc. Students can receive federal and state grants if eligible.

How to apply

Complete the Military Benefits Verification form. Submit your CoE to the Bethel Financial Aid Office.

More information

Visit Yellow Ribbon for more information.