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Merit Awards

Referred to as the President’s and Dean’s Awards, PSR offers a limited number of merit scholarships. These scholarships are made available to accepted students for our master’s programs.

Students accepted to our master’s programs must apply by the appropriate priority deadlines to be considered. Applicants may, if they wish, submit additional materials that support their candidacy for these awards. MA applicants are strongly encouraged to submit a writing sample. Recipients of these awards must be enrolled at least half-time.

In order to retain a merit award, merit scholars must continue to make satisfactory academic progress.

(PSR also offers scholarships made available by generous donors. Qualifications for these are the same as the merit scholarships.)

Need-based Scholarships

Each year Pacific School of Religion distributes scholarships to qualified students with financial need. Students are eligible for a percentage of tuition, based on demonstrated financial need and availability of funds. International students are eligible for these scholarships. These scholarships are not available for DMin students.

Scholarships are available to eligible students who are enrolled at least half time (4.5 credits for MDiv, MTS, MAST, CAPS, CSR, CSSC, and CST students; 6 credits for GTU Common MA students).

Denominational Partner Scholarships

Our Denominational partners The United Methodist Church, The United Church of Christ, and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) also offer various scholarship opportunities.

We strongly encourage you to research these scholarships further to learn more and to find the most up-to-date information.

Disciples Seminary Foundation

Pacific School of Religion maintains a close relationship with the Disciples of Christ through the Disciples Seminary Foundation. Since 1987, PSR and DSF have offered high level scholarships to DOC students seeking MDiv, MTS, and MAST degrees.

For Spring 2020, this scholarship is being offered at 100% of tuition.

Learn more about the Disciples Seminary Foundation here.

Phillips University Seminary Scholarship Program

United Methodist Church Scholarships

UMC Scholarship Portal

Ministry as a Career Scholarships

Georgia Harkness Scholarship Award

Jeanne Audrey Powers Leadership for Change Scholarship

United Church of Christ Scholarships

UCC Scholarship Portal

The Helen and Richard Brown Endowment for Pastoral Scholarships

Adrienne M. and Charles Shelby Rooks Scholarship Fellowship for Racial and Ethnic Theological Students

Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Scholarships

Disciples Home Mission

Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund

Scholarships from Outside Organizations

We strongly encourage you to research these scholarships further to learn more and to find the most up-to-date information.

Justin and Sara Haruyama Ministerial Scholarship

Scholarship Databases

LGBTQ Scholarship Database (via

Graduate Theological Union Scholarship Database

The Forum for Theological Exploration’s FundFinder

Hawai’i Community Foundation Scholarships