Union Theological Seminary Financial Aid

Financial Aid

External Aid

Students are encouraged to apply for funding from external sources, which will reduce any loan that may have been recommended. Funding may come from churches, denominations, foundations, The Fund for Theological Education, or similar agencies and organizations.


Fund for Theological Education Scholarships

College Board 
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Student Services
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Financial Aid
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Ford Foundation
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U.S. Department of Education


Funding Sources 

Formation House International Community

UCC Scholarship for Seminarians

UCC Council of Racial and Ethnic Ministries scholarships for UCC Seminarians of Color

  • PhD Scholarship Award for those preparing to teach in a seminary setting. Application deadline is March 20.

  • Garrett Trust Fund Scholarship for one-time emergency need, available year-round to full time MDIV students.

  • Cannon Endowment Fund Scholarship for students preparing for Military Chaplaincy.  Members of the United Church of Christ, Christian Church Disciples of Christ, United Methodist and Presbyterian, USA, may apply. Application deadline is April 1.

  • William R. Johnson Scholarship for 2nd and 3rd year seminary students who are LGBT.  Application deadline is April 1.

  • The Adrienne M. and Charles Shelby Rooks Fellowship for Racial and Ethnic Theological Students.  Application deadline is March 1.

  • The Rev. Dr. Hector E. Lopez Scholarship for Latina and Latino UCC Seminarians (attending a UCC Seminary).  Application deadline is March

Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults

Higher Education & Leadership Ministries of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) ministerial Student Grants

The Robert Fund - Small Grants up to $ 3,000

Grant to Support Final Year in Ph.D. Program - $19,000

Awards AND Scholarships for UUA Seminarians

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation LGBT Scholarship and Mentorship program for Religious and Theological Study 

Point Foundation - The LGBT Scholars Program

WMC Foundation Scholarships

Scholarships for UMC Graduate Students 

The Beatitudes Society: Fellowships and more 

$1,000 Scholarship for Catholic Women in Graduate Theological Study

Financial Aid Opportunities for American Baprist Seminarians

ELCA Seminarian "Fund for Leaders"

The David-Putter Scholarship Fund

International Student Funding Sources

AAUW Educational Foundation Fellowships and Grants

International fellowships for women who are not US citizens or permanent residents.

Financial Aid for Foreign Nationals
Sources of financial aid for international students including publications, organizations, and loans, as well as general information about studying in the USA.

Financial Aid Information Page
Sources of financial aid for international students including publications, organizations, loans, information on taxes, visas, health insurance, and related web sites.

Institute of International Education
Sources of financial aid for international students including the Foreign Fulbright Program, publications, organizations, loans, and general information about studying in the USA.

International Education Financial Aid
Sources of financial aid for international students.

Scholarships and resources for international students.

Scholarships and resources for international students.

Scholarships Canada
Sources for aid for Canadian students.

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organizations
Comprehensive list of scholarship resources for approximately 129 different countries.

U.S. State Department
Graduate education information in the US as a foreign student including publications, financial aid, admissions, testing, and visas. 


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