Thanks to many generous donors, AMBS is pleased to offer a wide range of scholarships.

  • More than 95 full- and part-time students receive scholarships and need-based financial aid from AMBS.
  • The average amount of student tuition costs covered by need-based financial aid and scholarships at AMBS is more than 65%.
  • Less than 5% of our degree-seeking students borrow to pay for their AMBS studies, on average. (According to the Association for Theological Schools, in general, an average of 40% of U.S. and Canadian students borrow to attend seminary.)

Find scholarships

Select from the categories below to find out which scholarships you are eligible to apply for.

Meet the AMBS Admissions Team

From your first inquiry about seminary study to your transition from applicant to student, we’re here to help you.

Photo of Janeen Bertsche Johnson
Janeen Bertsche Johnson, MDiv
Admissions Associate
Teresa Thompson Sherrill
Teresa Thompson Sherrill, MDiv
Enrollment & Financial Aid Specialist
Paul Keim, PhD
Paul Keim, PhD
Student Services Coordinator
Mary Ann Weber, MA
Director of Enrollment

Scholarship tips

What do Scholarship Committee members look for when they evaluate applications and decide who gets which scholarship? In general, the committee takes these questions into consideration:

  • Essay — What does it reflect about you, your formation and self-awareness, your sense of call to seminary and your goals for your education? Grammar, writing style and demonstration of scholarship are important. Please stay within the designated word limits for the essay.
  • Education and Grade Point Average (GPA) — Are you a serious student who is ready to tackle the rigors of graduate school? What kinds of coursework have you done that will prepare you for seminary? What types of non-academic experiences have you sought out?
  • References — What do they convey about you? What do your references observe about you that identifies you as having gifts for ministry and aptitude for theological study?
  • Personal experiences — What kinds of leadership positions and experiences have you had? What’s your story, and where are you headed?

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