Admissions & Aid

We are excited you’ve chosen Regent University as a partner to fulfill your calling and equip you for ministry. Whether you are interested in studying how to be a pastor, a scholar, or you are looking to enhance your Christian education, you will find that we are more than just a seminary. We’ll help you sharpen your theological and leadership acumen and expand your ministry skills.Our experienced admissions staff is ready to assist you through every step of the seminary admissions process. If you have any questions, please contact the Regent University School of Divinity Admissions Office at 800.723.6162, or email divinityadmissions@regent.edu. We look forward to serving you.

Admissions Events

Attending a Regent admissions event can be one of the smartest things you’ll do as you plan to pursue your degree. Our on-campus and online events will help clarify your goals and calling while answering your questions about more practical issues like the admissions process and financial aid.

Admissions

Admissions requirements vary by program. You may view the requirements for your program of interest by clicking on the appropriate link below.

Master’s

Doctoral

Certificates

Note: Army active duty, reserve and national guard members may find detailed information on the application process through GoArmyEd on our GoArmyEd Admissions Guide.

Non-Degree Applicants

For those who want to study a particular Bible or ministry topic, the Alumni & Pastors Continuing Education Program is available to graduates of the Regent University School of Divinity as well as pastors who are full-time, paid employees of a church. All non-degree courses are taken at the master’s level through a combination of online and on campus course formats. Post-graduate level courses are not available for non-degree options. Admission into a non-degree program requires completion of a four-year bachelor’s degree in any field of study from an institution holding regional or ATS accreditation with a 2.50 or higher GPA.

International Applicants

In addition to the program-specific requirements for each program above, as an international applicant you will need to submit supplementary admissions materials. These requirements will change depending on several factors such as your citizenship or visa status. For more information about how to apply to seminary, please visit our International Applicants.

Financial Aid

Your education is an important investment, preparing you for far-reaching personal and professional dividends. In addition to university-wide financial aid opportunities, we are pleased to offer a variety of ways to assist you with the costs of graduate school, including scholarships, grants, tuition discounts for military members, and participation in the federal student loan program. Explore the links below to learn more about each of the following financial aid opportunities.

Please keep in mind that school-based awards cannot exceed the cost of tuition. We are unable to assist with living expenses with our financial aid funding. Thank you for understanding this limitation.

Financial Aid Eligibility

All students are encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to receive full consideration for all available scholarships and grants. The School of Divinity does not require students to accept federal loans, but utilizes the FAFSA data to consider need-based awards. Submit your FAFSA at least two months prior to the start of classes to ensure that loans with be available by the payment deadline.

  • Ph.D. students are not required to submit the FAFSA to receive Divinity financial aid.
  • International students are ineligible for federal loans and are not required to submit the FAFSA.
  • Please note these important financial aid deadlines.

Endowed Scholarships

Regent University School of Divinity students may apply to the following endowed scholarships by completing the online Endowed Scholarship Application. The application is made available once a year during the Summer semester. Scholarships are awarded for the entire following academic year at that time. Current students will receive notification via their student email when the application for the following academic year has been made available.

Scholarships for Academic Merit and Demonstrated Financial Need

Description: This is an endowed scholarship fund awarded to students with academic merit and demonstrated financial need.
Eligibility: Applicants must complete the FAFSA and have a minimum GPA of 3.5.
Stipulations: Requires recipient to write a thank you letter.

Description: This is an endowed scholarship fund awarded to students with academic merit and demonstrated financial need.
Eligibility: Applicants must complete the FAFSA and have a minimum GPA of 3.5.
Stipulations: Requires recipient to write a thank you letter.

Description: This is an endowed scholarship fund awarded to students with academic merit and demonstrated need.
Eligibility: Applicants must complete the FAFSA and have a minimum GPA of 3.5.
Stipulations: Requires recipient to write a thank you letter.

Description: This scholarship provides resources for exceptional students who consistently demonstrate academic excellence, financial need and Christian character.
Eligibility: Applicants must complete the FAFSA and have a minimum GPA of 3.5.
Stipulations: Requires recipient to write a thank you letter.

Description: This is an endowed scholarship fund awarded to students with academic merit and demonstrated need.
Eligibility: Applicants must complete the FAFSA and have a minimum GPA of 3.5.
Stipulations: Requires recipients to write a thank you letter.

Description: This is an endowed scholarship fund awarded to students with academic merit and demonstrated financial need.
Eligibility: Applicants must complete the FAFSA and have a minimum GPA of 3.5.
Stipulations: Requires recipient to write a thank you letter.

Description: This is an endowed scholarship fund awarded to students with academic merit and demonstrated financial need.
Eligibility: Applicants must complete the FAFSA and have a minimum GPA of 3.5.
Stipulations: Requires recipient to write a thank you letter.

Scholarships with Specific Qualifications

Description: Recognizing our shared vision for advancing global evangelism and in an effort to continually impact our world for Christ, the School of Divinity and Benny Hinn Media Ministries have formed a partnership to assist students with their ministry training who have a call to reach the lost and hurting of the world, whether across the street or across the ocean.
Eligibility: Applicants must possess a call to evangelism and demonstrate a high-impact ministry potential. Applicants must complete the FAFSA and have a minimum GPA of 3.5.
Stipulations: Requires recipient to write a thank you letter.

Description: This is an endowed scholarship fund awarded to Doctor of Ministry (D.Min) students affiliated with the Church of God in Christ.
Eligibility: Applicants must be a current student in the D.Min program and be affiliated with the Church of God in Christ denomination. Applicants must complete the FAFSA and have a minimum GPA of 3.25.
Stipulations: Requires recipient to write a thank you letter.

Description: In loving memory of Dr. Charles Holman who taught in the School of Divinity for 24 years. This scholarship was established to honor the life of one of the founding faculty members of the CBN School of Divinity in 1982 and to carry on one of his lifetime goals, “to integrate my professional academic life with a deep sense of what God is about in our world and in the lives of His people. This means that I make it a practice to think devotionally as well as academically, as I live out my life.”
Eligibility: Applicants must be full-time masters students, majoring in Biblical Studies or have a declared track in hermeneutics with the intention of pursuing a career in Christian scholarly work (teaching, writing or research). The student must also demonstrate a high commitment to a local church. Applicants must complete the FAFSA and have a minimum GPA of 3.5.
Stipulations: Requires recipient to write a thank you letter.

Description: In loving memory of Connie Echols McBath for her influence and investment in the life of Dr. B. Courtney McBath, the senior founding pastor of Calvary Revival Church.
Eligibility: Applicants must be African American students enrolled full-time in the Master of Divinity or the Master of Arts program. Student must also be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States. Applicants must complete the FAFSA and have a minimum GPA of 3.25.
Stipulations: Requires recipient to write a thank you letter.

Description: The Wright Scholarship provides assistance to Divinity students demonstrating a call to the full-time Christian preaching ministry.
Eligibility: Applicants must demonstrate intent to be in full-time preaching ministry for at least five years after graduation. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Applicants must complete the FAFSA and have a minimum GPA of 3.5.
Stipulations: Requires recipient to write a thank you letter.

Description: Lindvall Chaplain’s Scholarship is an endowed scholarship that is awarded to individuals preparing for military chaplaincy.
Eligibility: Applicants must be preparing for military chaplaincy, serving as a staff specialist in any branch of the U.S. military, and be enrolled as a full-time student. Applicants must complete the FAFSA and have a minimum GPA of 3.5.
Stipulations: Requires recipients to write a thank you letter.

Description: This is an endowed scholarship for students pursuing evangelism or missions ministry.
Eligibility: Applicants must be preparing for evangelism or missions ministry. Applicants must complete the FAFSA and have a minimum GPA of 3.5.
Stipulations: Requires recipient to write a thank you letter.

Description: This is an endowed scholarship established by Laura Shiflett to honor her husband, the late Rev. Bill B. Shiflett. This scholarship covers up to 100% of tuition costs for the academic year, and will be awarded to a M.A., M.Div, D.Min or Ph.D. student.
Eligibility: Applicants must be currently enrolled full-time in a Divinity Master of Arts, Master of Divinity, Doctor of Ministry, or Doctor of Philosophy program. Applicants must complete the FAFSA and have a minimum GPA of 3.5.
Stipulations: Requires recipient to write a thank you letter.

Description: This is an endowed scholarship for Ph.D. students pursuing a career in Christian research, teaching, or writing.
Eligibility: Applicants must complete the FAFSA and have a minimum GPA of 3.5.
Stipulations: Requires recipient to write a thank you letter.

School Based Scholarships

Value: $500/semester
Description: Regent University College of the Arts & Sciences alums that are ready to pursue their graduate degree can take advantage of this scholarship. This award cannot be combined with other school-based scholarships and grants.
Eligibility: You must be enrolled full-time to receive $500 per semester or $250 if enrolled part-time.

Value: Up to $750/semester
Description: The School of Divinity will match any church submitted support, dollar for dollar, up to $750 per semester while a student is enrolled full-time or up to $375 per semester for part-time enrollment.
Stipulations: Learn more and submit an application if you are seeking the Church Match Grant for the current academic year.

Value: 25%
Description: This award is specifically for military personnel (active duty, reserve, or National Guard) pursing a master’s or doctoral degree. This grant will assist personnel as they seek promotion or planning for a second career after military service. This discount does not combine with other school-based awarding. Learn more.
Eligibility: The student must verify their current military status by submitting documentation to Student Financial Aid.

Value: 15%
Description: This award is specifically for spouses of active duty military personnel pursing a master’s or doctoral degree. This discount does not combine with other school-based awarding. Learn more.
Eligibility: The student must verify their current military status by submitting documentation (spouses Leave and Earnings Statement or active duty orders) to Student Financial Aid.

Non-Degree Seeking Awards

Eligibility:

  • Graduates of the Regent University School of Divinity
  • Pastors who are full-time, paid employees of a church

Description: Qualified individuals may take one Divinity 500-600 level course each academic semester for $150 tuition per 3-credit course plus applicable fees.

Additional Financial Aid Information

The following awards and fellowships are from external sources.

 

Ambassadorial Scholarships

Eligibility: This program sponsors several types of scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students as well as qualified professionals pursuing vocational studies. All applicants must be citizens of a country in which there are Rotary clubs and active within the club, must have completed at least two years of college-level coursework or equivalent professional experience before commencing their scholarship studies. Initial application must be made through a Rotary club in the applicant’s legal or permanent residence or place of full-time study or employment.

Deadline: Check with your Rotary Club.

 

American Indian Graduate Center Scholarships

Eligibility: Student must be a member of a federally recognized American Indian tribe or Alaska Native group, or possess one-fourth degree federally recognized Indian blood. Student must demonstrate financial need after exhausting available aid at the college financial aid office. Student must be attending an accredited graduate school in the U.S.

 

Americorps

Type: Fellowship

Award: Full-time members receive an education award of $4,725 to pay for college, graduate school, or to pay back student loans. They also receive health insurance, training, and student loan deferment. About half of the members also receive a modest annual living allowance of about $9,300, along with health insurance. Members who serve part-time receive a partial education award.

Eligibility: Must be a U.S. citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident age 17 or older. Members must serve full or part time over a 10- to 12-month period.

 

Ayn Rand Essay Scholarship

Type: Contest

Award: 1st Place Prize: $10,000, (3) 2nd Place Prizes: $2,000, (5) 3rd Place Prizes: $400, (20) Finalists: $100, and (20) Semifinalists: $50

Eligibility & deadlines: Must be a college student and write an essay based on Ayn Rand’s Novel “ATLAS SHRUGGED” according to the guidelines. For complete information on this program please click on the title above.

 

Childhood Cancer Survivors

Award: Amounts may vary.

Eligibility: Click title above for additional information. Note: Some states excluded.

Deadlines & additional Info: For additional information please call 1-800-227-2345.

 

Daniel Kovach Foundation Scholarship

Award: Amounts may vary.

Deadline & additional info: For additional information on the individual programs, deadlines and general information, please click on the title above or email info@collegescholarships.org.

 

Fund for Theological Education

Type: Fellowships

Award: Amounts may vary.

Eligibility: Must be pursuing a vocation in ministry and theology. The program offers three kinds of fellowships:

  • Undergraduate Fellowships: for rising juniors or seniors.
  • Congregational Fellowships: for first year of a Master of Divinity students.
  • Ministry Fellowships: for second year of a Master of Divinity students.

 

Get Educated Online Scholarship Program

Amount: $1,000 – awarded twice per year.

Eligibility: Must be a U.S. citizen enrolled in an accredited online degree program located in the USA with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.

Application: Click on the scholarship title in order to access a link to download the official application.

Additional Info: Applicants must submit a 500 word essay, attach a copy of your most recent high school or college transcript, attach a copy of your most recent FAFSA or 1040 tax return, and mail everything to the address listed on the application.

 

Go! Overseas Study Abroad Scholarship

Award: $1,000

Eligibility: Must be enrolled or plan to enroll in a Study Abroad program at the time of submission. Student will be judged on their essay completed as part of the application.

 

Go! Volunteer Abroad Scholarship

Award: $1,000

Eligibility: Any student participating in a volunteer program abroad is eligible to apply. The award is based on the students essay submitted with the application.

 

Guide to Online Schools Scholarship Opportunities

Amount: Varies – typically around $2,000.

Eligibility: Varies depending on specific award offered.

Application: Click on scholarship title to access online application.

Additional Info: The scholarships change and vary throughout the years. Please click on scholarship title to review deadlines, awards, and other pertinent information.

 

Hazel Stone Memorial Scholarship

Award: Contact for more details

Eligibility: Program assists Jewish, Christian women interested in evangelism. Applicants must have committed their life to serving Jesus Christ, be committed to going to Bible college or seminary and must display a financial need in affording college costs.

Deadlines & additional info: Applications are available by contacting Hazel Stone Memorial Scholarship, c/o Jews for Christ, 60 Haight St., San Francisco, CA 94102.

 

Hispanic Theological Initiative

Award: Awards range from $15,000 – $17,000

Eligibility: Program is aimed at exceptional Doctoral and Dissertation candidates who are likely to make an impact in the academic community in seminaries and or departments of religion. Must be a Latina/o who can give evidence of a commitment to Latino faith communities. Applicants must be interested in pursuing an academic doctoral degree in either: religion, theology or sociology of religion.

Deadlines & additional info: For complete information on this program, please click on the title or call 800-575-5522.

 

iModules Scholarships

Award: (10) $1,500 per year

Eligibility: You must be a full-time student with a C grade point average. 

Institute for Humane Studies

Type: Scholarships, Fellowships, Internships and Research Grants

Award: From $3,000 stipend to $12,000 scholarships

Eligibility & deadlines: For additional information please click on the title.

 

Le Petit Scholarships

Award: Two $1,000 scholarships per semester

Eligibility: For any student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program in the Fall 2012 or Spring 2013 semester at any accredited American college, university, or institution of higher education.

Deadline & Additional Info: Applicants should email their essay of 500 words or more to LeScholarship@gmail.com. Submission deadlines are December 15, 2012, and May 15, 2013.

 

Lifetime Federal Tax Credit

Type: Tax credit

Award: 20% tax credit for first $5,000 of tuition and fees through 2002, and for the first 10,000 thereafter.

Eligibility: Lifetime Learning Credit for College Juniors, Seniors, Graduate Students and working Americans pursuing lifelong learning to upgrade their skills. For those beyond the first two years of college, or taking classes part-time to improve or upgrade their job skills, the family will receive a credit. The credit is available for net tuition and fees (less grant aid) paid for post-secondary enrollment after June 30, 1998. The credit is available on a per-taxpayer (family) basis. The credit is phased out for joint filers between $80,000 and $100,000 of income, and for single filers between $40,000 and $50,000 (indexed after 2001).

 

Lilly Reintegration Scholarship

Award: Amounts vary

Eligibility: Applicant must be diagnosed with schizophrenia, schizophreniform disorder, schizoaffective disorder, or bipolar disorder. Must currently be receiving medical treatment, including medications and psychiatric follow-ups. Must be actively involved in rehabilitative or reintegrative efforts, such as clubhouse membership, part-time work, volunteer efforts, or school enrollment. NOTE: Correspondence and distance learning courses, online courses and non-credit courses are not covered under this scholarship. This scholarship is only available to U. S. citizens attending classes within the United States.

Additional info: Completed application package includes an application form, essay, transcripts, recommendation forms from three references, and school financial requirements including a completed FAFSA. The application can be downloaded by clicking on the title. If you have any questions you may e-mail them at lillyscholarships@reintegration.com. You may contact them by calling 1-800-809-8202.

 

Logos Scholarship

Award: $1,000

Eligibility: Now there is a scholarship that is open to everyone and doesn’t take a week’s worth of late nights to apply for. At SeminaryScholarship.com all you have to do is watch a demonstration of Logos Bible Software and fill out a brief application. Once your application is submitted you will be entered to win a $1,000 scholarship and a digital theological library that, in print, would cost over $6,100.

 

Lois Roulston Beach Suburban Republican Women’s Club Single-Parent Scholarship

Award: $1,500

Eligibility: Must be a single parent continuing his/her education.

Deadline: April 15, annually

Additional info: submit completed applications to southerntealady@cox.net, or email to Tonya Jones, Beach Suburban Republican Women’s Club, 3845 Liberty Ridge, Virginia Beach, VA 23452.

 

National Federation of the Blind

Award: (30) $12,000

Eligibility: Must be legally blind and meet the other criteria outlined in the application form.

Deadline: March 31

Additional info: For an application or additional information, please click on the title or contact: Peggy Elliott, Chairman, National Federation of the Blind Scholarship Committee, 805 Fifth Avenue, Grinnell, Iowa 50112.

 

National Italian American Foundation (NIAF)

Type: Scholarships & Grants

Award: $2,000-$12,000

Eligibility: The NIAF will award scholarships and grants to outstanding students. The awards will be made on the basis of academic merit and divided between two groups of students.

Deadline & additional info: For current deadlines and other information, please click on the title. Applications for NIAF scholarships can only be submitted online.

 

Scholarships for Native American Students

Award: Amounts vary

Eligibility: Native American students who demonstrate academic achievement, clearly defined goals, leadership, the determination to succeed, and the desire to return to their communities and help others realize their dreams.

 

Project Management Institute

Award:$1,000

Eligibility: The Hampton Roads Chapter of the Project Management Institute is offering up to five scholarships to any student preparing to enter or already attending a college or university and pursuing a bachelor, master’s or doctoral degree.

Deadline: June 1

Additional Info: For more information, please click on the title above.

 

Read Preacher/ Scholar Award

Type: Contest

Award: (1) $20,000 (3 runner ups) $1,000

Eligibility: Candidate must be in their final year of pursuing a Master of Divinity degree and attend a school that is a member of the Association of Theological Schools. The candidate must be scheduled to receive their degree no later than June of the year they compete. Candidate must be nominated by their seminary. No more than two nominations from one school will be considered in a given year.

Additional Info: All materials (hard copy and electronic submissions) must be received by Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church. Click on the link for the most up-to-date information.

 

Reverend Doctor Joyce G. Moss Theologian Scholarship

Award: For students attending Richmond Virginia Seminary or Regent University School of Divinity with the intent of pursuing a full-time career in Christian ministry. 

Eligibility: Preference will be given to full-time students who have at least a 3.0 grade point average. Applicants may be from outside the Hampton Roads area.

Deadline: April 1

 

Roothbert Fund, Inc.

Award: $2,000-$3,000 Eligibility: Applicant must be a permanent resident of the following states as of March 1: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Delaware, Maryland, District of Columbia, Virginia, West Virginia, or North Carolina. All applicants are eligible regardless of sex, age, color, nationality or religious background. While the Fund does not emphasize any particular form of religious practice or worship, it seeks to provide support to persons motivated by spiritual values. Completed application forms must be postmarked no later than February 1 to be considered for the following year. Applications for renewal grants have the same deadline.

Additional info: VERY IMPORTANT–BEFORE YOU CONSIDER APPLYING: Please note that applicant interviews are scheduled on extremely short notice in March and are held in New York (NY), New Haven (CT), Philadelphia (PA) and Washington, DC. The Fund designates a three-month period from November 1 to January 31 each year in which printed applications forms are made available. Requests for application forms should be directed to the Fund after November 1 for the ensuing school year. To obtain a copy of the current application form, submit a written request with a stamped, self-addressed envelope to: The Roothbert Fund, Inc., 475 Riverside Drive, Room 1830, New York, NY 10115 between November 1 and January 31.

 

Sallie Mae Fund Scholarships

Award: Awards vary upon program

Eligibility: To be eligible for the Sallie Mae Fund Scholarship Programs, students must be accepted and enrolled at a Title IV eligible, accredited postsecondary two- or four-year college or university, vocational, or technical school in the United States or Puerto Rico and meet program-specific eligibility requirements.
Below is a list of scholarship programs:

  • Sallie Mae Fund “First in My Family Scholarship Program”: This program is in partnership with the Hispanic College Fund. Scholarships range from $500 to $5,000 per Hispanic-American student.
  • The Sallie Mae Fund Unmet Need Scholarship Program: This program is intended to help financial aid officers meet the needs of students whose financial aid packages fall short by $1,000 or more. Open to families with a combined income of less than $30,000.
  • The Sallie Mae Fund American Dream Scholarship Program: This program offers scholarships ranging from $500 to $5,000 to African-American students with demonstrated financial need.

Deadlines & additional info: For further information on these scholarship programs, please click on the title or call: 1-888-272-5543.

 

Soroptimist International Woman’s Opportunity Award

Award: Local award is $1,500 with the possibility of a regional award ($3,000 – $5,000)

Eligibility: Must be a female looking to enter or re-enter the job market or to further her skill and training to upgrade her employment status.

Deadlines & additional info: For more information please email womensoppsouthatlantic@soroptimist.net.

 

Stoody-West Fellowship

Type: Scholarship/Grant

Award: $6,000 Fellowship

Eligibility: The grants will assist two Christian students in their post-graduate study at an accredited U.S. college or university who intend on pursuing a career in religious journalism.

Deadline: Applications are due by March 15 annually

Additional Info: To apply please download application from link above.

 

Student Ministries, Inc.

SMI seeks to empower ministers-in-training to gain practical experience while in school by contracting with them to perform ministry projects in their cultural setting. For additional information please click on the title or contact: Student Ministries, Inc., 300 W. Davis, Suite 530, Conroe, TX 77301-2573; or call: Phone: 936-756-2790 or 866-653-8802, Fax: 936-756-2809 or 877-653-8801, Email: info@studentministriesinc.org.

 

USA Funds Access to Education Scholarship Program

Award: Contact for more details

Eligibility: Program is open to high school seniors or individuals who plan to enroll or are enrolled in full or half-time undergraduate or full-time graduate coursework at an accredited two or four year college, university or vocational/technical school. Students must be enrolled through Feb. 1 of the upcoming year. Applicants must have an annual adjusted income of $35,000 or less, and be a US citizen or eligible non-citizen. Applicants must not currently be in default on any student loans.

Deadlines & additional info: For additional information, please click on the title or call 1-800-537-4180. Download an application.

 

Virginia Advisory Council on Military Education (VA-ACME) Scholarship Program

Award: Multiple $1,000 scholarships.

Eligibility: There are five different scholarship categories. Please review the VA-ACME Flyer for more information and details.

Deadlines and additional info: All VA-ACME scholarship applications and attachments must be post-marked by February 4, 2013. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Winners will be notified in March 2013 by phone and email.

 

Virginia Cable Telecommunications Association (VCTA) and Donald A. Perry Foundation

Award: $1,000 to $3,000

Eligibility: Program awarding those students who demonstrate potential as a future leader in Virginia.

Deadlines & additional info: For additional information, please click on the title or call 1-877-648-VCTA (8282).