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.
$2,000 per year for full-time master's students.
$1,000 per semester; $2,000 per year
Renewable for 2 additional years.
Students who are enrolled full time (6.0 credits per semester) in a master’s level program at either the St. Paul or San Diego campus. Must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA. Competitive online application, with no more than 10 recipients.
The application is now closed. The deadline was May 1.
Various amounts for high-potential students endorsed by a sending church.
Renewable for 3 consecutive years.
Each Kern Scholar will need the endorsement of a sending church. In most cases this competitive scholarship covers the majority of tuition and is funded by the Kern Family Foundation, Bethel Seminary, and the sending church. Selection committee nominates individuals to the Kern Family Foundation. Based on GPA, not need-based. Available to students at the St. Paul campus only.
Learn more about the Kern Scholarship and application process. March 20 deadline.
$6,000 need-based scholarship for Minnesota residents who are one-fourth or more Indian ancestry.
Up to $6,000 per year
Students must apply every year.
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.
Learn more about the Minnesota Indian Scholarship Program.
Up to $1,000 for students who served at least 90 aggregate days on active duty after September 10, 2001.
Up to $1,000 for books and supplies; payment for tuition and fees is determined by aggregate period of active duty service. To determine how much you will receive visit the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Student must apply every year.
You may be eligible if you served at least 90 aggregate days on active duty after September 10, 2001, or were honorably discharged from active duty for a service-connected disability after serving 30 continuous days following September 10, 2001.
Note: Children of a member of the Armed Forces who died in the line of duty on or after September 11, 2001, may be eligible for Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits under the Marine Gunnery John David Fry Scholarship Program.
Must be a student in good standing.
Learn more about the Post 9/11 GI Bill
Various amounts for returning full-time students.
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.
The application is now closed. The deadline was April 15.
Offered to returning Bethel Seminary students seeking a Master's degree who enrolled prior to the 2015-2016 academic year.
Various amounts for returning full-time students
Renewable through the 2018-2019 academic year.
Students who enrolled at Bethel Seminary prior to the 2015-2016 academic year. The amount is fixed based on the previous year's award.
There is not a separate application for this award. The financial aid office contacts eligible students, encouraging them to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Eligible students who do not submit a FAFSA, but register for courses on-time, will be offered the Returning Student Award.