• To Apply
    • 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
    • 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.

Application Forms

  • 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


  • Fall: April 1st Priority Deadline; June 1st Final Deadline
  • Spring: October 1st Priority Deadline; November 1st Final Deadline