Dallas Theological Seminary Scholarship Program
The Scholarship Program at Dallas Theological Seminary (DTS) provides tuition aid and other financial assistance for Dallas Theological Seminary students from the United States and around the world. The DTS Scholarship Committee selects qualified candidates for scholarship awards based on their financial need and other requirements as established by DTS and the terms of scholarship agreements established by donors.
Students often face great financial pressure during graduate studies, and many students do not have the support of their families to study God's Word and prepare for ministry. While the seminary strives to keep tuition rates low, graduate level education is costly. Most students work at least part time while trying to balance work, study, family life, and ministry commitments. When they graduate their income will likely continue to be modest.
By contributing to a DTS Scholarship Fund you not only reduce the financial burden a student bears, you make an investment into the Word of God and lives of pastors, women's ministry influencers, and missionaries worldwide. Your gift to a new or existing scholarship affords students both the support and the encouragement to start and finish seminary so they can pursue the ministry to which God has called them.
There are a number of different types of scholarships to consider, all of which are very important to DTS students. You may choose to establish distinct funds and name them in honor or memory of someone, or you may wish to contribute to a variety of General Scholarship funds. Following is a brief description of some of the Scholarship options.
- A minimum gift of $1,500 and an annual commitment for at least five years is required to establish a Current Scholarship.
- No fees are charged to establish or administer a Current Scholarship.
- A minimum gift of $25,000 is required. A donor may build the fund to $25,000 through smaller gifts; however, distribution will not occur until the fund reaches $25,000.
- There is no cost to establish an Endowed Scholarship, but a small fee is assessed quarterly to cover the cost of investment management and administration.
- The principal is invested and a portion of the investment value is distributed each year (currently 5%).
The Foundation currently manages a number of established scholarships. Some are very general, while others have more specific criteria, such as students pursuing PhD studies, both American and international; students in various departments (New Testament, Old Testament, or Counseling); students with certain ministry goals (chaplaincy, overseas service, or discipleship in the business community). Anyone can contribute to any of these and other scholarship accounts. If you have a certain area of interest, the Foundation can help direct your scholarship giving to that area.
The Foundation will assist you in developing a Scholarship Fund or directing your giving in a way that meets your desires for supporting men and women who wish to be formally trained to impact the world for Christ.
Create your own student scholarship using our Scholarship Establishment form.
For more information about giving into an existing scholarship or establishing your own scholarship, please contact: