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  • Scholarship

    50%

    Per Year

    Harold O.J. Brown Scholarship

    These competitive scholarships will be awarded to highly qualified individuals pursuing an MA in Bioethics whose work and ministry will likely intersect regularly with the contemporary and critical issues of life and health. Learn More

  • Assistantship
    up to

    50%

    Per Year

    Graduate Assistantship

    A limited number of graduate assistant positions are available through the TIU Athletic Department for new graduate students; this program is only available to new graduate students. Learn More

  • Scholarship

    35%

    Per Year

    Alan & Susan Ruud Scholarship

    These awards are based on academic merit and strategic leadership potential in the evangelical community. They are renewable for up to 3 years and cannot be combined with any other institutional scholarships. Learn More

  • Scholarship
    up to

    17%

    Per Year

    Dean’s Scholarship

    This award is based on a 3.2 minimum GPA from the transcript of the most recently completed degree (new students) or upon review of TIU cumulative GPA after completion of at least 20 credits (returning students). Learn More

  • Grant
    up to

    14%

    Church Partnership Grant

    This award is given to new students who currently attend a church that gives a minimum financial gift to TIU each year. Learn More

  • Grant
    up to

    14%

    Church Match Grant

    This award is granted to students whose church donates funds towards their Trinity education. Trinity will match donations each academic year. Learn More

  • Scholarship
    up to

    14%

    Per Year

    Graduate Leadership Scholarship

    A limited number of these scholarships will be awarded to students with evidence of outstanding leadership potential in the evangelical community. Learn More

  • Scholarship
    up to

    14%

    Per Year

    Global Impact Scholarship

    This scholarship is available to international master’s-level students who have demonstrated a commitment to serve in crucial locations, organizations, or roles that will impact the global church. Learn More

  • Grant
    up to

    14%

    Per Year

    Waybright International Student Grant

    This award is available for returning international students within an eligible program, full-time or half-time. Learn More

  • Scholarship
    up to

    14%

    Per Year

    Waybright Multicultural Development Scholarship

    This scholarship is awarded to U.S. citizens or Permanent Residents who represent multicultural backgrounds or cross-cultural experiences that will contribute to TIU’s core value of Community. Learn More

  • Scholarship
    up to

    10%

    Per Year

    Helga Henry Scholarship

    This award will be granted to outstanding women who desire to pursue a theological or graduate education. New students are recommended by the Admissions staff based on exceptional leadership potential. Learn More

Small Grants & Rebates Available

  • Diversity GrantUp to $1,000

    This grant celebrates ethnic diversity at Trinity. Learn More

  • Evangelical Free Church GrantUp to 1,000

    This grant is awarded to students who are members and regular attendees of an Evangelical Free Church. Learn More

  • Deposit Match Grant$125

    The Deposit Match Grant applies only to Master's-level students in degree-seeking programs at the Deerfield campus who allow their deposit to be reclassified as non-refundable. Learn More

  • Campus Visit GrantVARIES

    This grant is awarded to students who visit campus or attend an event through the Admissions Office. Learn More

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    Diversity Grant

    Amount Per Year Up to $1,000
    Number Awarded Unlimited
    Renewable Yes
    Eligibility Criteria This grant celebrates ethnic diversity at Trinity by awarding up $1,000 to students of underrepresented racial and ethnic minority populations enrolled in any master’s degree program. Student must be a U.S. citizen.
    Application Deadline Rolling
    Award Date Rolling

     

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    Harold O.J. Brown Scholarship

    Amount Per Year up to $6,500
    Number Awarded 1
    Renewable Yes
    Eligibility Criteria To be eligible for this scholarship, a student must apply to and be accepted as a degree-seeking student in the MA in Bioethics program at Trinity Graduate School. Additionally, at least one course must be taken each semester, and a student must maintain a GPA of 3.0.
    How to Apply  Apply for Financial Aid
    Application Deadline May 1
    Award Date Varies

     

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    Evangelical Free Church Grant

    Amount Per Year Up to $1,000
    Number Awarded Unlimited
    Renewable Yes
    Eligibility Criteria Trinity highly values the partnerships we share with the Evangelical Free Church of America. This grant is awarded up $1,000 to students who are members and regular attendees of an Evangelical Free Church.
    Application Deadline Rolling
    Award Date Rolling

     

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    Graduate Assistantship

    Amount Per Year Valued up to 50% of tuition
    Number Awarded Limited
    Renewable Yes, as determined by the Athletic Department
    Eligibility Criteria A limited number of graduate assistant positions are available through the TIU Athletic Department for new graduate students; this program is not available to current graduate students. It cannot be combined with any other institutional aid except a church match grant.
    How to Apply Contact the TIU Athletic Department for more information.

     

    Contact the TIU Athletic Department
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    Deposit Match Grant

    Amount Per Year $125
    Number Awarded Unlimited
    Renewable No
    Eligibility Criteria The Deposit Match Grant applies only to full-time students in Master’s-level degree-seeking programs at the Deerfield campus who allow their deposit to be reclassified as non-refundable. First semester enrollment must be full-time in order to be eligible. Deposits are valid only for the original academic year submitted, and must be re-submitted if students postpone enrollment.
    How to Apply Select deposit match on Notice of Intention.
    Application Deadline June 1 (Fall), November 1 (Spring)
    Award Date Rolling

     

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    Alan & Susan Ruud Scholarship

    Amount Per Year $5,000
    Number Awarded 20
    Renewable Yes
    Eligibility Criteria This scholarship is available to master’s-level students who have an incoming GPA of 3.5 or higher and display strategic leadership potential. Students must maintain a 3.25 GPA and enroll in at least 10 residential hours each semester while at Trinity. This scholarship is not available to MA/T and MEd students.
    How to Apply Apply for Financial Aid.
    Application Deadline Rolling
    Award Date Rolling

     

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    Dean’s Scholarship

    Amount Per Year $500, $1500 or $2500
    Number Awarded Unlimited
    Renewable Yes
    Eligibility Criteria Eligibility for this scholarship is based on a 3.2 minimum GPA from the transcript of the most recently completed degree (new students) or upon review of TIU cumulative GPA after completion of at least 20 credits (returning students). For master’s-level students.
    How to Apply Apply for Financial Aid.
    Application Deadline Rolling
    Award Date Rolling

     

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    Campus Visit Grant

    Amount Per Year Varies
    Number Awarded Unlimited
    Renewable No
    Eligibility Criteria Trinity will provide a grant of $250 to all scheduled and approved admissions visitors. Trinity will provide a grant of $500 to all registered participants of Explore. This grant will be awarded to students who enroll in their first degree program on the Deerfield campus, and students can receive only one campus visit grant.
    Application Deadline Rolling
    Award Date Rolling

     

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    Church Partnership Grant

    Amount Per Year up to $2000
    Number Awarded varies
    Renewable yes
    Eligibility Criteria Awarded to new master’s-level students who currently attend a church that give a minimum financial gift to TIU each year. In order to receive the grant, students must be “approved” by the pastor as a regular attendee of the sending church.
    How to Apply Complete the Trinity Church Partnership Grant Application.
    Application Deadline The first day of the student’s first semester at Trinity

     

    Apply for the Church Partnership Grant
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    Church Match Grant

    Amount Per Year up to $2000
    Number Awarded unlimited
    Renewable yes
    Eligibility Criteria Trinity will match up to $500 for contributions given by any church; up to $1,000 for contributions given by Evangelical Free Churches or for Trinity alumni per academic year
    How to Apply Complete the Trinity Church Match Grant Application.
    Application Deadline First day of the student’s first semester at Trinity
    Award Date Rolling

     

    Apply for the Church Match Grant
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    Global Impact Scholarship

    Amount Per Year Up to $2000
    Number Awarded Limited
    Renewable Yes
    Eligibility Criteria This scholarship is available to international master’s-level students who have demonstrated a commitment to serve in crucial locations, organizations, or roles that will impact the global church.
    How to Apply Apply for Financial Aid
    Application Deadline May 1
    Award Date Varies

     

    Apply for Financial Aid
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    Graduate Leadership Scholarship

    Amount Per Year Up to $2000
    Number Awarded Varies
    Renewable Yes
    Eligibility A limited number of these scholarships will be awarded to students with evidence of outstanding leadership potential in the evangelical community.
    How to Apply Apply for Financial Aid.

     

    Apply for Financial Aid
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    Waybright International Student Grant

    Amount Per Year Up to $2000
    Number Awarded Varies
    Renewable Yes
    Eligibility This award is available for returning master’s-level international students within an eligible program, full-time or half-time.
    How to Apply Contact the International Student and Scholars Office during first year of enrollment.

     

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    Waybright Multicultural Development Scholarship

    Amount Per Year Up to $2000
    Number Awarded Unlimited
    Renewable Yes
    Eligibility Criteria This scholarship is awarded to U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident master’s-level students who represent multicultural backgrounds or cross-cultural experiences that will contribute to TIU’s core value of Community.
    How to Apply Apply for Financial Aid.
    Application Deadline Rolling
    Award Date Rolling

     

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    Helga Henry Scholarship

    Amount Per Year Up to $1500
    Number Awarded 30
    Renewable Yes
    Eligibility Criteria This award will be granted to outstanding master’s-level women who desire to pursue a theological or graduate education. New students are recommended by the Admissions staff based on exceptional leadership potential.
    How to Apply Apply for Financial Aid.
    Application Deadline Rolling
    Award Date Rolling

     

    Apply for Financial Aid

**Tuition discount percentage for Masters-level scholarships and grants is based on 10 credit hours (charged at the regular full-time rate) per semester (Fall and Spring). Tuition for Master’s level classes is $620/credit hour.
**Trinity scholarships, grants, and rebates are not ordinarily available in the Summer semester. Please review the Summer Financial Aid Application for exceptions.