Nashotah House is committed to making seminary education affordable for the Christian leaders of tomorrow. Institutional financial aid is directed towards residential programs, as distance education allows students to continue working while enrolled.

  • Merit Scholarships

    A variety of merit-based scholarships are made available, based both on academic achievement and a proven track record of church leadership for incoming students. Financial aid offers are made at the time of application based on resources available, and students are encouraged to apply by January 15 for full consideration. GPA Scholarships are awarded to the students in each cohort based on academic achievement in the previous Nashotah House term.

  • Named Scholarships

    Over our 175-year history, friends of Nashotah House have set up named scholarship funds to support students. These funds, based on criteria put in place by their founders, are awarded on the recommendation of the Dean. The prestigious Rath Scholarships, valued at $24,000 are awarded to a pair of Seniors based on GPA and leadership potential.

  • Work Scholarships

    Work Scholarships are assigned based on suitable aptitude and attitude and require the student to maintain a clear academic standing. Approximately two dozen on-campus Work Scholarship positions are available to residential students each year. These include:

    • Choral Scholarships: Get paid to learn the musical traditions of Anglicanism and lead our 9 weekly sung services - $500-750/term.
    • Sacristans: Oversee chapel operations and gain valuable experience in training and supervising your peers in preparing for the daily worship of the Church - $750+/term.
    • Refectorians: Oversee dish and dining rotas in the Refectory - $750/term.
    • Prefects & Porters: Assist with basic maintenance tasks in student housing, and assist guests visiting our campus - $250+/term.
    • Faculty Assistants: Assist faculty with research, grading, and miscellaneous tasks – hourly, up to $400/term.
    • AV Technicians: Support class and off-campus client operations with technical support for events – $10+ hourly.
    • Other opportunities as needed, including Library Assistantships, Advancement & Alumni Relations Assistantships, and other special projects as needed - $10/hr.
  • Need-based Scholarships

    When a student has an unmet need (tuition, room and board, books, and seminary fees) for the current academic year, Nashotah House has finite resources available to assist. Need-based grants are based on a student’s current financial situation and are applied after other scholarship and financial support options (such as parish and diocesan funds) have been explored. Nashotah House thanks the generous supporters of our scholarship funds for this opportunity to ease the debt loads of those preparing for lay and ordained ministry.

  • Fundraising Scholarships

    A major part of the parish and vocational leadership in the 21st century revolves around donor relations. Nashotah House offers support to hone those skills while at the seminary and reducing your student debt. Our Advancement Office will provide you with support and resources to set up a seminarian fund at your sending parish to provide a tax-free way for your family and friends to support the next generation of church leaders raised up out of the local church. Examples of newsletters, thank you letters, and presentations made by past seminarians are provided on request. A student may begin fundraising as soon as they have confirmed their acceptance at Nashotah House.

  • External Scholarships

    Numerous groups have scholarship funds to support theological education. A selected list is below. Students are encouraged to apply even for scholarships for which they are not explicitly eligible: many organizations fail to attract many applications and have excess funds to distribute.

The full list of scholarships will return within the next 2 weeks!


Due Date MDIV or MTS Regional TEC or Anglican Info / Apply
Action Institute Academic Grants & Awards

To support future religious, intellectual, and moral leaders who show potential in advancing understanding of theology.

Various Both No Both Learn More
Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Foundation

To advance education in fulfillment of its mission: “To promote lifelong learning.”

8/15 Both No Both Learn More
Alpha Tau Omega Foundation: J. Milton Richardson Theological Fellowship

Awarded to an ATO who plans to attend, or is enrolled in, an accredited graduate school in theology or the seminary.

3/31 MDIV No Both Learn More
Alvera Mickelson Memorial Scholarship

The AMMS is a $6,000 scholarship set aside specifically for women pursuing their master’s in a ministry-related field and goes exclusively toward tuition expenses.

06/14 Both No Both Learn More
American Association of University Women

Advancing educational and professional opportunities for women. 

Various Both No Both Learn More
Anne Kumpuris Scholarship – St. Mark’s Episcopal Church – Little Rock, AR

Need-based for third-year enrollment seeking Holy Orders in the Episcopal Church of the United States of America.

5/15 Both No Both Learn More
Champions for Christ

To assist students who are preparing for full-time Christian ministry.

7/1 & 11/1 Both No Both Learn More
Chaplain Samuel Grover Powell Scholarship

To provide scholarship assistance to students preparing for chaplaincy in any branch of the military. 

Various Both Chaplain Candidate Both Learn More
Diocesse of Mississippi

For young persons in Episcopal faiths.

Various Both No TEC Learn More
Dora Maclellan Brown Seminary Scholarship

Seeking a master’s degree at a theological seminary or graduate school approved by The Generosity Trust.

Various Both Chattanooga, TN Both Learn More
Dubose Scholarship Fund

Need-based only, open to any postulant or seminarian of the Episcopal Church 35 and older, who is enrolled in an approved seminary.

4/30 Both No TEC Learn More
Episcopal Church Foundation – Academic Track

Those applying to the academic track must be engaged in or embarking on a course of study at the graduate level.

3/15 Both No TEC Learn More
Episcopal Church Foundation – Transformational Ministries Track

Ministries at the community or congregational level that will change individuals, groups, or communities in positive ways.

3/15 Both No TEC Learn More
Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania

The T. James Fernley, III scholarship is awarded to two full-time seminary students going into their senior year of study with the intention of being ordained. Applicants must be from the Diocese of Pennsylvania.

April Both No TEC Learn More
Evangelical Educational Society

Grants are for innovative ministry projects, with evangelism at their core. They are NOT for tuition and fees.

9/25/2017 & 2/5/2018 Both No TEC Learn More
George Mercer Jr Memorial Scholarship Fund (Episcopal)

To provide support for the education of seminarians at all Episcopal seminaries. Fund distribution determined at each seminary. No application.

Various Both Various TEC
Holy Trinity Centennial Scholarship Trust

Scholarship aid to persons actively involved in or committed to future participation in the ministry of the Episcopal Church.

3/30 Both No Both Learn More
International Order of the King’s Daughters and Sons

Awarded to those in financial need who have answered God’s call on their lives and are enrolled in a Master of Divinity.

4/1 MDIV No Both Learn More
Irene S Wischer Education Foundation

Scholarships to exceptional students, preference to applicants who are Christians and attend church regularly.

3/1 Both Texas Both Learn More
Julie Ann Jones Memorial Theological Scholarship

Scholarship Contact: Sally M. Jones, P.O. Box 382, 205 North Market Street, Brenham, Texas 77833

1/31 Both Texas Both
Knights Templar Educational Foundation

Provide financial assistance to students who meet the required qualifications, which may vary from state to state.

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Lex Mathews Scholarships for Women

To provide educational opportunities for women who have been in the workforce or who need to upgrade their skills.

4/30 Both Resident of Diocese Both Learn More
Logos Bible Software Seminary Scholarship

The scholarship is a one-time scholarship and is awarded to a different student every quarter.

Various Both No Both Learn More
Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation

For sons/daughters of current or former Marine or Marine Reservists 866-496-5462

3/1 Both No Both Learn More
Military Chaplain Association

Support for training the next generation of chaplains.

March – May Both Chaplain Candidate Both Learn More
Military Reserve Tuition Assistance

Members of the Selective Reserves are eligible for tuition assistance. Each branch determines how to administer its own.

Various Both No Both Learn More
Opal Dancey Memorial Foundation

For those seeking a Master of Divinity degree and who will be serving in pulpit ministry – IL, IN, MI, MN, NY, OH, PA, WI.

4/1 MDIV Various Both Learn More
Pat Tillman Military Scholarship

Invests in military veterans and their spouses through academic scholarships based on merit.

3/15 Both Veterans and Military Both Learn More
Seminary Consultation on Mission

To encourage, cross-pollinate, and coordinate mission interests of the schools.

Various Both Missions Both Learn More
Sheperd Scholarship – Scottish Rite Freemason

Must be affiliated with Masonic organization. The objective is to aid worthy candidates in obtaining baccalaureate or graduate.

1/1 to 3/31 Both No Both Learn More
Shepherds for the Savior

Ministry Education Grant Program supports Christian students studying for a ministry career.

4/1 & 11/1 Both No Both Learn More
The Episcopal Church

Over 60 scholarships are available through the Episcopal Church.

Various Both No Both Learn More
The Estelle Beaumont Ellison Scholarship Fund

For individuals that show evidence of moral character, academic excellence, financial need, and regular participation in a Christian church.

3/1 Both San Antonio TEC Learn More
The Fund for Theological Education

Leadership incubator that inspires young people to make a difference in the world through Christian communities.

Various Both No Both Learn More
The Order of the Daughters of the King – Master’s Fund

To assist Daughters and other women to attend school to prepare for missionary and other church-related work.

Various Both No Both Learn More
The Roothbert Fund

To provide support to persons motivated by spiritual values – ME, NH, VT, RI, MA, CT, NY, NJ, PA, OH, DE, MD, DC, VA, WV, NC.

2/1 Both State Specific Both Learn More
The Scudder Association

Religious and Spiritual Studies

4/15 Both No Both Learn More
The Society for the Increase of the Ministry

Need-based is on hold for 17-18, Merit-based requires bishops nomination by mid-February.

2/15 or 3/31 Both No TEC Learn More
Veda Sweeney Memorial Scholarship

A resident of Wisconsin who is preparing for Christian ministry and accepted into a seminary leading to ordination.

7/15 Both Wisconsin Both Learn More
William A. Heath Scholarship Trust

Contact: Lori Nichols – Relationship Associate – William Heath Educational Fund Third Floor, 600 Cleveland St. Clearwater, FL 33755-0200 – (727) 298-5935

Various Both Southeast Both
Women Scholarships

Applications may be either current or new students and must be a female age 50 or over and be able to demonstrate financial need.

October – January Both No Both Learn More
World Wide Baraca Philathea Union

World Wide Baraca Philathea Union Scholarship, 610 South Harlem Avenue, Freeport, IL 61032 – Scholarship for students preparing for ministry.

1/1 to 3/31 Both No Both

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