The Irvin A. Busenitz Dean’s Scholarship is a full-tuition and fees scholarship that is awarded to the most promising students at The Master’s Seminary. Our aim is to enable these students to finish seminary without hindrances that they might faithfully preach Christ to the world.
Must have completed a minimum of one full year of coursework (i.e., 22 credits minimum) in the M.Div. program at TMS.
Must have a desire to pursue full-time pastoral ministry and exhibit the gifts and character consistent with 1 Timothy 3:1-7
Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.7.
Must submit the Irvin A. Busenitz Scholarship Application including the required essay and recommendation letters.
Must affirm the TMS Doctrinal Statement available at www.tms.edu.
Enrolled full time in a majority of on-campus classes.
To Retain Scholarship
Maintain a 3.7 cumulative GPA. If the student falls below the minimum 3.7 GPA, he will be given one semester of warning before the scholarship is revoked.
Student must remain at full-time status (11 units) with the exception of the student’s final semester before graduation.
Make significant progress to complete the M.Div. in a total of 4 years from the student’s first semester of enrollment.
Demonstrate a proven character consistent with 1 Timothy 3:1-7.
Affirm the TMS Doctrinal Statement every semester.
Financial Aid Application
M.Div. Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy
Irvin A. Busenitz Dean’s Scholarship Application with the essay and recommendation letters.
Forms can be found at www.tms.edu/finaid.
Fall: April 1st Priority Deadline; June 1st Final Deadline
Spring: October 1st Priority Deadline; December 1st Final Deadline