Graduate Scholarships & Grants

Academic Scholarships
(Effective for students entering in Fall 2013 and following)

Full Tuition Scholarships (provide up to full tuition)
For new full-time students who demonstrate the most outstanding scholarship achievement, Christian character and leadership ability. Criteria/requirements include:

  • Minimum 3.67 cumulative college GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Must be active member of a Restoration Movement church
  • Interview with the Academic Dean of the Graduate School or representative
  • Limited number of scholarships available each year
  • Renewable each year student is full-time and GPA is maintained at 3.67 or above
  • May not be used for audit tuition or directed study courses
  • Recipients not eligible for any other graduate tuition scholarships, awards or discounts.
  • Specific full-tuition scholarships:
  • MDiv Heritage Scholarship – up to full tuition to complete first MDiv (90 graduate credit hours)
  • MAR Heritage Scholarship – up to full tuition to complete first MAR (54 graduate credit hours)
    • Requires acceptance and commitment to completing a Master of Arts program with a concentration in Theological Studies or Biblical Studies
  • MAR Church History Scholarship – up to full tuition to complete first MAR (54 graduate credit hours)
    • Requires acceptance and commitment to completing a Master of Arts program with a concentration in Church History

Academic Scholarship (provides up to $1500 per semester, applied to tuition only)
For new full-time students who demonstrate exceptional scholarship achievement, Christian character and leadership ability. Criteria/requirements include:

  • Minimum 3.5 cumulative college GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Award amount: Up to $1500 per semester to be applied to tuition only
  • Renewable if full time and a 3.5 cumulative GPA is maintained
  • May not be used for audit tuition or directed study courses
  • Recipients not eligible for any other graduate tuition scholarships, awards or discounts

Leadership Scholarship: (provides for full or half-time students, applied to tuition only)
For new full-time students and half-time students on the basis of Christian character and leadership ability and financial need. Criteria/requirements include:

  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative college GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Award amounts:
    • Full time (9+ credit hours per semester) – up to $750 per semester to be applied to tuition only
    • Half time (5-8 credit hours per semester) – up to $350 per semester to be applied to tuition only
  • Renewable if 3.0 cumulative GPA is maintained and enrollment requirement for hours is met
  • Applies to tuition only; may not be used for audit tuition or directed study courses

Non Academic Scholarships & Grants

Graduate International Grant (provides up to full tuition)
For new full-time international students who are fully committed to returning to his/her home country upon completion of studies at CCU. International students receiving their bachelor’s degree in the United States and applying for the Graduate International Grant must first return to their country of origin to eligible. This Grant is awarded on the basis of academic merit, Christian service, and financial need. Criteria/requirements include:

  • 3.0 cumulative college GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent)
  • Submit an essay explaining vocational goals and financial situation
  • Provide a personal reference from a recognized, national (home country) church leader
  • Provide a personal reference from a resident missionary in applicant’s home country
  • Provide documentation of secured sponsorship to guarantee payment of all non-tuition expenses, fees, or provide proof of sufficient funds to cover these expenses.
  • Award amount: up to full-tuition for first MAR (54 graduate credits)
  • Renewable if full-time and 3.00 cumulative GPA is maintained
  • Applies to tuition only; may not be used for audit tuition or directed study courses
  • Restriction: Grant is not available to students seeking the Master of Arts in Counseling degree

Christian College Staff/Campus Minister Grant (provides up to 6 credits per year, applied to tuition only)
For individuals who currently are employed full time as a faculty members or administrators at any sister college of the Christian Church/Church of Christ or involved in full-time campus ministry supported by the Christian Churches/Churches of Christ. Criteria/requirements include:

  • Acceptance into a graduate degree program
  • Must have completed at least one year of continuous employment at the current college or campus ministry
  • Submit Christian College Staff/Campus Minister Grant Application for each term grant is to be awarded
  • Provide a current letter from the Bible College or Ministry verifying employment, including start date of full-time employment.
  • Award amount: up to the cost of six credit hours of tuition per academic year
  • Eligible courses will be taken on the main campus of CCU or at one of the CCU extension sites
  • Cannot be applied to tuition for online, directed study or ECLE classes

Full-Time Minister Grant (provides up to the cost of one class)
For individuals who currently are employed full time in church ministry and have taken no previous graduate-level coursework at CCU. Criteria/requirements include:

  • Acceptance for initial enrollment at Cincinnati Christian University
  • Must have completed at least one year of continuous employment in current ministry
  • Submit Full-Time Minister Grant Application for term for which the Grant is to be awarded
  • Provide letter from current church verifying employment, including the start date of full-time employment
  • Award amount: up to the cost of one class
  • Eligible courses will be taken on the main campus of CCU or at one of the CCU extension sites
  • Cannot be applied to online, directed study or ECLE courses

Endowment Scholarships
Cincinnati Christian University has received a number of gifts to establish permanently endowed scholarships. These scholarships are awarded to undergraduate and graduate students based on restrictions and requirements individually found within those scholarships. All students who are eligible based on the stated requirements will be considered automatically by the scholarship committee which will weigh Christian character, academic merit, and financial need to help make selections. Applications are available at the beginning of each semester. Awards are renewable provided a 2.50 GPA is maintained.