COVID-19 Need-Based Grants

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Seminary has received additional federal funds as part of the CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF). The Seminary has allocated a portion of these funds to be used for a one-time need-based grant to students for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the pandemic. Distribution of these funds will be done on a first-come first-served basis until exhausted.

Grants will not exceed $750 per student for the 2020-21 award year.

To be considered all of the following criteria must be met:

  • Must be enrolled at least half-time in an eligible program (defined below), and enroll in  at least one synchronous Zoom course during the 2020-21 academic year:
Eligible Program Minimum Credits
Doctor of Ministry 3
MA in Religious Studies 6
MA in Transformative Leadership and Spirituality 6
PhD in Islamic Studies and Christian-Muslim Relations 6
Graduate Certificate in Islamic Chaplaincy 6


  • Must have a completed, error free,  2020-21 FAFSA on file and meet all eligibility to participate criteria as defined under section 484 of the Higher Education Act.
  • Must have experienced unanticipated expenses/loss of income due to COVID-19

To apply, submit the completed form to the Registrar’s Office.

COVID-19 Need-Based Grant Application

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