Students who have been admitted to Gordon-Conwell at the South Hamilton campus for a Master’s Degree or a Doctor of Ministry (D.Min) degree can apply for the Partnership Program by completing the application forms.
All application materials, including letters of recommendation (if applicable), must be received by these times to be eligible. The forms required are:
Partners are individuals you know that will become members of your “supporting team.” They can be family, friends, members of your small group or church members. As part of the application, you will provide the names of approximately sixteen individuals and a sending church that will be willing to support you through prayer and financial support throughout your seminary education.
Scholarship recipients will be awarded a full-tuition scholarship towards their annual tuition. Recipients must be approved for renewal.
As a general rule, most Gordon-Conwell scholarships are not “combinable” with other Gordon-Conwell scholarships. However, accepted students may augment this scholarship through student loans and/or other non-institutional (non-GCTS) scholarships. For more information about these opportunities, contact our Financial Aid Office by sending an email at [email protected]
Primary criteria for selection will be:
Commitment to the local church
Strong sense of calling
Proven leadership in ministry
All Master degree programs or Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) degree programs can apply, excluding Master of Theology (Th.M.)
U.S. citizen or green card holder
Scholarship recipients will receive:
All financial support garnered by Partnership scholars is placed into the Partnership Program Scholarship Fund. Rather than receiving direct support from donors, scholars are given a full-tuition scholarship for their participation in the Partnership Program. This enables donors to give on a tax-deductible basis, and Partnership recipients to receive aid in the form of an academic scholarship. Gordon-Conwell reserves the right to administer these funds as appropriate and provides other institutional resources. The “qualified scholarships” provided in the Partnership Program have been approved by the Internal Revenue Service through a private letter ruling.
Our hope is that all program participants will seek to build support from their team beyond the minimum guidelines, as they seek to build and maintain enthusiastic ministry networks. Regardless of how much money is given by supporters, program participants will receive a full-tuition scholarship towards tuition, in addition to the other value-added program elements that focus on personal development in the areas of calling, stewardship, and discipleship.
The Partnership Program is designed so that those scholars that are selected will be able to participate for the duration of their academic program. All Partnership recipients will receive personal guidance and evaluation from the Partnership Program Director, which will include a semi-annual assessment for renewal. Those program recipients that have demonstrated sincere effort and success in the various elements of the program can expect to be approved for scholarship renewal. You must renew the scholarship each year in writing.
Yes, you can forward the Partnership Program letters of recommendation to the same three people as completed your GCTS recommendation. Please keep in mind you want to include people who can best describe your strengths for this scholarship. (Letters of recommendation are only required for current GCTS students who are applying.)
No, this is for application purposes only. This exercise is meant for you to start thinking about who you would like to invite to participate in the Partnership Program with you.
Yes, the Partnership Program is available to current GCTS students as well. A minimum of 1.5 to 2 years must be remaining in your studies.
Yes, any student, both new and current, is welcome to apply for spring acceptance, with the exception of the Master of Theology (Th.M.) degree program.
No, you can take as many or as few courses each semester as you desire.
Unfortunately the Partnership Program Scholarship is available to U.S. citizens and green card holders only. For additional information concerning international students contact the Doctor of Ministry Office.
All Master level degree programs and D.Min., excluding Master of Theology (Th.M.), can apply. If you are a current GCTS Partnership Program student in good standing, you are able to continue in the Partnership Program for your Th.M. degree.
On March 15 of each year, simply sign and return a renewal agreement form. All forms should be submitted to the Partnership Program Director.
Yes, you can take as many courses as you would like.