Scholarships and Grants - Charlotte
The Christopher Brown Scholarship
The Christopher Brown Scholarship Fund is a merit-based scholarship designed to provide financial assistance to Gordon-Conwell students. A $1,600 scholarship will be awarded annually ($1,600 to one student or $800 to two students) to first-time or returning students who meet the following criteria:
Demonstrate dedication in ministry (Hebrews 12:1) by providing the following in writing:
- Personal testimony
- Previous and current ministry involvement and contribution
- Community connections and involvement
- Current pastor's endorsement
- Intended ministry goals
- Are committed to active, full-time ministry during and/or after degree is achieved.
- Have a ministry endorsement from a pastor.
- May be either part-time or full-time students, taking at least 4 - 6 classes throughout the year.
Have demonstrated financial need by:
- Completing the FAFSA at www.fafsa.gov or providing copies of most recent W-2/tax information.
- May also demonstrate financial need in writing, in addition to FAFSA or W-2.
- It is expected, but not required, that students have a 3.0 GPA in previous studies or at Gordon-Conwell.
- New students must be reserved (matriculation deposit and bio form submitted) before their application will be considered.
All students applying to the Christopher Brown Scholarship are strongly encouraged to participate in the Partnership Program.
The Christopher Brown Scholarship is not automatically renewed. Therefore students should apply each year.
The deadline for fall applications is April 1.The student(s) being awarded the scholarship will be notified in writing by the school and funds will be deposited into the student(s) account early in the fall semester. Click here to download an application.
The John and Lois Pierce Fellowship
The John and Lois Pierce Fellowship is designed to develop the personal and ministry potential of seminary students. Awarded annually to returning full-time students in a master’s program on the Charlotte campus, the Pierce Fellowship is a $1400 educational grant. Fellowship recipients will receive a $700 grant in the fall semester and a $700 grant in the spring or summer semester once they register for their 6th 3-credit course of the year. The fellowship will be awarded to applicants who have demonstrated experience and ongoing commitment to small group leadership, spiritual formation, and disciple-building training. Fellowship members will be expected to fulfill specific responsibilities in these areas. Available only for returning students who have completed at least two semesters at Gordon-Conwell and plan to take at least 6 3-credit courses per year. Complete information may be obtained from the Pierce Center website. Click here to download an application and click here to download a recommendation form.
Team Ministry Grant
The Team Ministry Grant is a need-based scholarship available to qualified married couples who are enrolled as full-time degree students. In a semester in which both are enrolled full-time (a minimum of seven credit hours), one student will pay the standard Charlotte rate and the second will receive scholarship assistance to reduce his/her tuition by 50%. Any semester (Fall, Spring, Summer) in which a Team Ministry Grant is awarded, no other seminary administered, need-based tuition assistance will be available.
The award is for one academic year and is subject to availability of funds. This scholarship is renewable, however you must reapply for financial aid each year. Download the Team Ministry Information Form for more details about this scholarship and how to apply.
The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association Scholarship
The purpose of this scholarship is to assist full-time Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) staff members with tuition expenses at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. The scholarship will cover 100% of tuition for courses at the Charlotte campus; students will be responsible for related fees. The candidate must be a current full-time staff member working a minimum of 35 hours per week and have served at the BGEA in a full-time capacity for at least four years. Spouses of staff meeting the above criteria are also eligible for this scholarship. In order to take advantage of this scholarship, the BGEA staff member must obtain a Verification of Eligibility Form from their HR office at BGEA then submit the completed form to the Financial Aid Office. This form will need to be submitted each academic year.