Become a Student

Learn how you can become a student at MTS by requesting information from the Admissions Department.  

Scholarships

Welcome to Memphis Theological Seminary!  It is our hope that scholarship funds will be available to assist you in paying tuition and other fees.  Please take note of the information and look through our scholarships categorized below.

NEW STUDENTS

Newly admitted students must have submitted a complete application by May 31 to be considered for the fall semester and November 30 for the spring semester. Students will be notified via MTS e-mail of their scholarship awards. Submit an online scholarship application to be considered for our scholarships. Click here for the scholarship application.

CURRENT STUDENTS

Current Students must complete the Scholarship Application Form each year, by May 31. Students will be notified by MTS e-mail of their scholarship awards.  Submit an online scholarship application to be considered for our scholarships. Click here for the scholarship application.

MTS scholarships are used to pay MTS tuition and fees ONLY, unless otherwise specified, and are awarded on a full-academic year (two semesters), fall and spring semesters only. Please note, MTS scholarship will be reduced if a student receives awards from outside sources that in combination exceed the student’s cost of attendance.

Through gracious donors we are able to offer the following scholarships. Students must maintain a semester and cumulative grade point average of 3.00 and be enrolled in six semester hours in a degree-seeking program in order to be considered for these scholarships listed. 

It is necessary to report to the Office of Financial Aid any change in circumstances, including outside scholarship awards not considered in the offer of assistance. By law, the Office of Financial Aid must make adjustments to prevent or correct “over awards” that may result from the receipt of these outside sources of financial assistance.

SCHOLARSHIP POLICIES ARE REVIEWED ANNUALLY AND ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE FROM YEAR TO YEAR. MTS POLICY MAY PROHIBIT ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS TO EXCEED THE COST OF TUITION. MTS RESERVES THE RIGHT TO USE OUTSIDE SOURCES OF SCHOLARSHIPS IN DETERMINING IF ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS EXCEED THE COST OF TUITION. SCHOLARSHIPS WILL BE GIVEN AS FUNDS ARE MADE AVAILABLE.

ADMISSIONS DEPARTMENT

We appreciate your interest in Memphis Theological Seminary. The MTS admissions staff is committed to supporting you in your theological journey. We are here to help you while you are discerning your call, considering degree and certificate options, and supporting you as you do ministry in the real world. At MTS we are committed to educating and sustaining men and women for ordained and lay ministry in the church and the world through shaping and inspiring lives devoted to scholarship, piety, and justice. Please don’t hesitate to ask how we can assist you along in your journey.

Admissions Associate

Rev. Byron Forester

Rev. Byron Forester

Admissions Associate

 Byron is a graduate of Bethel College (1974) and of Memphis Theological Seminary (2007). He serves as pastor of the Newbern, TN Cumberland Presbyterian Church and the Roellen, TN Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Byron spends Monday mornings as a volunteer at Manna House, a place of hospitality for poor and unsheltered people, He and wife, Michelle Brown have three daughters. They live five blocks from MTS.

Contact Byron:
bforester@memphisseminary.edu
901-334-5841