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.
Minnesota Indian Scholarship Program
$6,000 need-based scholarship for Minnesota residents who are one-fourth or more Indian ancestry.
AmountUp to $6,000 per year
Students must apply every year.
EligibilityMinnesota 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
- Fill out a separate application through the Minnesota Office of Education.
- Complete the FAFSA.
More informationLearn more about the Minnesota Indian Scholarship Program.
Returning Student and Doctor of Ministry Scholarships
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.
Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
April 15, 2016
How to apply
The application for 2016-2017 scholarships has passed and is no longer available.
Seminary Merit Scholarship
This scholarship is for incoming seminary students who demonstrate exceptional leadership qualities.
Amount$2,000 per year
Renewable each year
EligibilityStudents must be incoming, first-year students who are enrolling full time (6.0 credits per term) in a master's level degree program.
Academic requirementsStudents must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 for renewal.
DeadlineSpring of 2017 Bethel Seminary applicants must apply by January 10, 2017. Fall of 2017 Bethel Seminary appilcants must apply by May 20, 2017.
How to applyApply here.
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.
AmountAmounts 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.
The Certificate of Eligibility (CoE) determines your eligibility. If your eligibility changes, you must submit a new CoE.
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.