Seminary Scholarships

To be eligible for all the scholarships listed herein, students must fill out the FAFSA form available at Azusa Pacific Seminary or the Graduate and Professional Center. For more information, contact the seminary at (626) 815-5448.

Pastoral Scholarship

Students admitted to the Master of Divinity program may qualify for a Pastoral Scholarship up to $4,000: $1,250 in the fall semester and $1,250 in the spring semester of the first year, and $750 in fall and $750 in spring of the following year.

Students admitted to the Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies program may qualify for a Pastoral Scholarship up to $2,500: $1,250 in the fall semester and $1,250 in the spring semester.

This scholarship is applicable to the first year of full-time study, and it is available to the 10 most qualified applicants in each degree program. The Pastoral Scholarship is not stackable with any other Azusa Pacific Seminary scholarship. In following years, needs-based scholarships may be available based on availability of funds.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Acceptance into the M.Div. program.
  • A minimum 3.4 grade-point average from a regionally accredited undergraduate program.
  • Recipients must complete at least 9 units in the fall and 9 units in the spring semester of their first year, and maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • The decision of the Scholarship Committee is final.

How to Apply

To learn more about the Pastoral Scholarship or to apply, contact APU’s Graduate and Professional Center at (626) 815-4570 or gpc@apu.edu.

APU Alumni Discount

APU graduates receive a 15 percent tuition discount in the first year of enrollment in an Azusa Pacific Seminary master’s program.

Kern Scholar Program

The Kern Scholar Program is designed for younger men and women who are committed to serving God in local congregations after completing a Master of Divinity degree. The program fully funds tuition for the three-year program for at least seven new students per year.

Those who are selected to be Kern Scholars will join a learning community in which students progress together toward their academic and ministry goals. They take selected classes together and come together for social events, retreats, and other activities. The program is sponsored by the Kern Family Foundation of Waukesha, Wisconsin.

Eligibility Requirements

In order to qualify for the Kern Scholar Program, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • 27 years of age or younger by the second Friday of April
  • Undergraduate grade-point average (GPA) of 3.25 or higher on a 4.0 scale from an accredited institution
  • Commitment to full-time ministry in a local church
  • U.S. citizenship
  • Commitment to participate in community-building activities, meetings with Kern Family Foundation representatives, and a Kern Scholars Retreat
  • Acceptance into the M.Div. program (apply online for the M.Div. or call (626) 815-4565 to request a printed application)
  • Commitment to complete the M.Div. program in three years

Once accepted as a Kern Scholar, students must take all courses on APU’s main campus in Azusa, California, and maintain a 3.25 GPA throughout the course of the program.

How to Apply

Download the Kern Scholar Program Application (PDF), fill it out, and email the completed application to APU’s Graduate and Professional Center at gpc@apu.edu.

In order to apply, you must also fill out and submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), available online.

Additional Information

If you would like additional information on the Kern Scholar Program, contact the Graduate and Professional Center at gpc@apu.edu or (626) 815-4570, or write the Kern Scholar Program director at:

Azusa Pacific Seminary
Azusa Pacific University
PO Box 7000
Azusa, CA 91702-7000

Campus Ministry Internship and Scholarship Program

The Campus Ministry Internship and Scholarship Program exists for two reasons. First, by recruiting and training talented prospective workers in college ministry, the program furthers the intentional discipling of undergraduate students on APU’s campus through internship positions in the Spiritual Life office. Over the three years of the program, interns work one year each in the areas of (1) chapel, (2) small-group discipleship, and (3) pastoral counseling. Second, interns graduate equipped with experience and education to serve in fast-paced campus ministries, chaplain’s offices, or related ministries with a college or young-adult focus. All of this is achieved through a combination of high-level work experience and financial aid in the form of an internship and partial scholarship for the Master of Divinity (M.Div.) degree program.

Each year for the full three years of the M.Div. program, successful applicants receive up to $5,700 in graduate internship funds (earned by working 20 hours per week for approximately 8 months of the year) plus a $10,200 scholarship.

Eligibility Requirements and How to Apply

Interested students must meet the following criteria:

Questions? Contact the program administrative team at campusministry@apu.edu or (626) 815-3855.

Chung Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to Korean students who wish to provide pastoral leadership to Korean churches.

Daniel Kim Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to students in the Korean master’s theology program.

Dean’s Scholarship

This scholarship is available to all students admitted to any program at Azusa Pacific Seminary. Contact the seminary for more information.

Denominational Scholarship Funds

Several denominations provide scholarships for students who attend Azusa Pacific Seminary.

  • Brethren in Christ
    Azusa Pacific Seminary, (626) 815-5448
  • Church of God, Anderson
    Azusa Pacific Seminary, (626) 815-5448
  • Friends Church
    Kent Walkemeyer, D.Min., director, Friends Center, Azusa Pacific Seminary, (626) 815-5077
  • Wesleyan Church
    Azusa Pacific Seminary, (626) 815-5448

Earl E. Grant Scholarship

This scholarship is granted to students attending classes at the San Diego Regional Campus.

Greenwald Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to School of Theology students who are of Latin American descent and preparing for Christian service.

Hausman Scholarship

This scholarship offers $900 and is divided between two or three students, with varying amounts.

James L. Stamps Foundation Scholarship

This scholarship assists the pastoral staff of small churches. Students must be pursuing degrees from Azusa Pacific Seminary to be eligible for awards.

Joshua Kim Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to Korean students from the Los Angeles Regional Site doing master’s theology work.

Lou Ann Scott Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to an outstanding Azusa Pacific Seminary student.

Samuel Pambakian Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to School of Theology students who have a calling and intent to minister to the Armenian community within the U.S. and internationally.

John and Dorothy Hartley Scholarship

This scholarship is granted to students whose area of interest is biblical studies and who have a desire to minister in overseas or inner-city missions.

Watson-Wong Scholarship

This scholarship in honor of William Joseph Watson and Sic Way Wong benefits APU graduate students studying theology. Download the 2019-20 Watson-Wong Scholarship Application (PDF).

Youn Sung Lee Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to students preparing for Korean ministry.

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