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 student must provide a letter, at the time of enrollment, showing that they are under the care of a Presbytery. 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. The student must provide a letter showing that they are under the care of a Presbytery. 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 Student Academic Scholarship
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, 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.
This scholarship is available to international students who enroll full-time of nine hours or more in each of the fall and spring semesters, and three hours or more in the summer. Limited scholarships are available and funding is dependent upon the availability of funds. Money is limited so apply early. The scholarship cannot be continued to a second degree program. (This scholarship is currently unavailable.)
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