For Tuition Discounts, contact Melissa Malinoski, Director of Admissions, firstname.lastname@example.org, 901-334-5857.
Cumberland Presbyterian Honor Scholarships
Cumberland Presbyterian Honor Scholarships for full tuition may be awarded each year to two students who had an undergraduate minimum cumulative GPA of 3.50 on a 4.00 scale and who are enrolled in the Master of Divinity program. The scholarship funds include the 60% service loan allotment. The Honor Scholarship is awarded automatically each semester as long as the student maintains a seminary minimum cumulative GPA of 3.50. Should a student fail to maintain the required GPA, the scholarship will be dropped for the semester immediately following. Should the student regain the required GPA, the scholarship will be reinstated.
Cumberland Presbyterian Service Loans
Cumberland Presbyterian students may apply for financial assistance in the form of service loans for up to 60% of tuition. The note for the service loan contains a stipulation which calls for cancellation of the note after a period of service in the Cumberland Presbyterian Church as set forth in the service loan agreement. An exit interview with a Business Office representative is required prior to graduation. Follow-up monitoring will be conducted by the Business Office following graduation on a semi-annual basis in order to ascertain that recipients are fulfilling their service loan obligation.
African American Academic Scholarships
African American students who graduated from undergraduate studies with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.50 on a 4.00 scale, and who are enrolled full-time (9+ hours) in each of the fall and spring semesters and minimum three hours in the summer, are eligible for a discount of 40% of tuition. Students must maintain minimum semester and cumulative GPAs of 3.50. Should the student fail to maintain the required GPAs and full-time’ enrollment in any one semester, the student will not be eligible to receive the scholarship funds for the following semester. If the student regains semester and cumulative 3.50 GPAs and enrolls in the required number of hours, the student will be eligible for the scholarship in the following semester.
Limited scholarships up to 100% are available for international students. The scholarship cannot be continued to a second degree program. The student must be enrolled full-time (9+ hours) each fall and spring semesters, and minimum three hours in the summer.
Special tuition reductions are available for the following classifications of students:
- Auditors over 65 years of age
- MTS alumni
- Seminary personnel
- Spouses of seminary personnel