Steiner Bivocational Scholarship

  • Purpose: To assist students who are training for bivocational ministry or pastors who are combining congregational ministry with other employment
  • Recipient: Awarded annually to students who are training for bivocational ministry or pastors who are combining congregational ministry with other employment
  • Amount: Varying amounts
  • Application deadline:  April 1

Other scholarship information

  • Scholarship type: Ministry
  • Duration: Recipients must reapply for this scholarship each year, submitting an updated essay with each renewal application
  • Recipient’s program: Master of Divinity Campus; Master of Divinity Connect; MA in Christian Formation; MA: Theology and Global Anabaptism; MA: Theology and Peace Studies; Graduate Certificate in Theological Studies
  • Recipient’s location of study: On campus or from a distance
  • Recipient’s enrollment status: Full time or part time
  • Recipient’s permanent residence: U.S., Canada or international
  • Recipient’s church affiliation: None specified

Procedures to apply

Applicants must submit the following by April 1 for the upcoming academic year: 

  • Complete the online Scholarship Application
  • Submit an essay of 350 to 500 words describing your plans for — or current engagement in — bivocational ministry. Past recipients will need to submit an updated essay each time they reapply.