Full Tuition Scholarships

Presidential Scholarship

The Presidential Scholarship is a competitive, merit-based scholarship awarded to new students beginning in the Fall term of each academic year. This scholarship covers up to 100% of the tuition costs and is a very unique opportunity for those sensing God’s call on their life. Students will be encouraged, edified, and formed through a process of learning and mentoring.

Benefits of the Program

  • Students are able to fully engage in academic and ministerial training without the financial concern of tuition.
  • Each student will be able to have a yearly coaching meeting with the President of Northern Seminary to discuss growth, learning opportunities, and church ministry.
  • Following graduation, students are able to audit a course at Northern for free each year in order to assist with life-long learning.

 To Be Considered, an Applicant Must:

  • Have a degree from an accredited undergraduate institution with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Be admitted into a Masters program (MDiv or MACM)
  • Submit a completed Presidential Scholarship application form (filling out the interest form below will initiate your receipt of this application from the Admissions office)
  • Be able to articulate a call to ministry through a 2-3 page essay
  • In addition to the required Northern admission application reference, Presidential Scholarship candidates must submit two additional references in support of their Presidential Scholarship application
  • Participate in an on-campus interview
  • Be committed to full-time study

  APPLICATIONS DUE APRIL 1ST

 

Scholarship Application Form

 

John Perkins Fellowship

New students each year are offered The John Perkins Fellowship.  Each student receives this scholarship which covers up to 100% in tuition costs for a Master of Divinity with an emphasis in Christian Community Development. Each Perkins Fellow will be invited to engage in a transformational experience. During the program, students are mentored, participate in urban ministry internships, and receive first-hand training from top urban ministry leaders.

Benefits of the Program

  • Students are able to fully engage in academic and ministerial training without the financial concern of tuition.
  • Students are mentored by top urban ministry leaders.
  • In-context learning allows for immediate practical ministry training and transformational educational opportunities.
  • Community building activities designed for Fellowship participants allow students to
    create a network of supportive peers.
  • Following graduation, students are able to audit a course at Northern for free each year in order to assist with life-long learning.

To Be Considered, an Applicant Must:

  • Have a degree from an accredited undergraduate institution
  • Be admitted into the Master of Divinity program with an emphasis in Christian Community Development
  • Submit a completed John Perkins Fellowship Application form
  • Be able to articulate a call to urban ministry through a 2-3 page essay
  • In addition to the required Northern admission reference, Perkins candidates must submit two additional reference letters in support of their John Perkins Fellowship application
  • Participate in an on-campus interview
  • Be committed to full-time study*
  • Currently live or agree to live in an urban setting approved by the program director (see “Living in Community” section below)
  • Attend the community building activities, which are normally held in the Lawndale neighborhood of Chicago
  • Currently serve or agree to serve in a ministry role at an urban church or ministry

*Degree must be completed in 3-5 years

Living in Community:

Students must live in an urban setting. This allows students to truly be transformed by the experience. All must engage in the community-building activities often held in the Lawndale neighborhood of Chicago.

Through a partnership with Lawndale Community church, each year a limited number of volunteer internships at Lawndale Community Church are made available to John Perkins Fellows.

APPLICATIONS DUE APRIL 1ST

 

Scholarship Application Form

Church Planting Residency (Lansing, MI)

In partnership with American Baptist Churches of Michigan and Northern Seminary, Christ Community Church (Lansing, MI) will host a new fresh expression beginning Fall 2019. This residency includes a scholarship for 100% tuition costs in the MATM program along with a housing and living stipend. Residents must live in Lansing, IL or be willing to relocate for the residency program.

Click here for the press release and more information about this scholarship.

For more information about the Church Planting and Renewal Residency, or to apply to be a resident in the program, contact Dr. Mike Moore, Program Director at mdmoore@seminary.edu.

APPLICATIONS DUE BY APRIL 1ST

 

 

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