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Graduate Student Scholarships

At Cornerstone University, we want to see each student succeed and achieve their educational goals. To help make this a reality, scholarships and grants are accessible to graduate and seminary students based on both merit and financial need, and some are specific to degree program and demographic.

Seminary Student Scholarships

Seminary students who are interested in applying for aid must complete both the FAFSA and the Seminary Scholarship Application. New students must receive acceptance for admission to be considered for scholarships. Scholarships can be applied for the fall and spring terms. Financial loans are available for all semesters, provided you maintain part-time enrollment status.

The priority deadline for the application is July 1 for new and readmit students and March 31 for returning students.

Paul A. Beals Missions Scholarship
Joe Crawford Scholarship
Clarence and Pauline Doane Scholarship
David Eifert Scholarship
Esther Gilbertson Scholarship
Global Impact Scholarship
James Murray Grier Academic Scholarship
Gerald O. and Henrietta A. Jennex Scholarship
Gunn Memorial Scholarship
David and Coila Kennedy Scholarship
Macy Mission Scholarship
Woodrow McCaleb Leadership Scholarship
McKinney Family Scholarship
Nienhuis Family Scholarship for Pastoral Ministry
Pirsig Fellowship
Samaritan Scholarship
George Samuelson Scholarship
Joe & Martie Stowell Ministry Leaders Scholarship
Sugden Seminary Scholarship
Dallas Thompson Scholarship
Timothy Scholarship
Wielhouwer Scholarship

Cornerstone University Graduate Student Scholarship

Cornerstone University Graduate Student Scholarships are extremely competitive and are awarded to a select group of students each year. Students who are selected will receive a full-tuition scholarship.

To be eligible to receive a Cornerstone University Graduate Student Scholarship, students must be degree-seeking and admitted to a Cornerstone University graduate program. The scholarship is renewable automatically each semester provided recipients remain in good academic standing throughout the duration of their program.

  • Apply to a Cornerstone graduate program and receive admission to the program.
  • Obtain a one-page letter of recommendation from a current Cornerstone University staff or full-time faculty member to be uploaded to the scholarship application. Recommendations cannot be submitted by individuals working within the enrollment offices, which may include but is not limited to enrollment counselors and/or academic advisors.
  • Complete the Cornerstone University Graduate Student Scholarship application. As part of the application process, interested students should plan to submit their recommendation letter and also answer questions related to their interest in actively participating in Cornerstone’s Grand Rapids residential campus community, averaging 20+ hours per week. On-campus internships will not be counted toward this average.

External Scholarships

With your dedication to achieving your goals, you can unlock even more opportunities for resources and financial support. Please note that Cornerstone is not affiliated with any of the following resources.

AASPA Leon Bradly

The AASPA Leon Bradley Scholarship from the American Association of School Personnel Administrators is for minorities and persons of color who intend to enter school leadership fields

American Association on Health and Disability

Frederick J Krause Scholarship on Health and Disability is an opportunity for undergraduate or graduate students with a disability pursuing studies related to health and disability. Applicants must be a US citizen or resident and complete application requirements, including documented disability verification.

PNC Educational Scholarship

The PNC Education Scholarship is a random drawing for eligible students. To be considered, you must complete a series of questions regarding your financial literacy.

Additional Resources

We’re committed to providing you the resources and tools you need to chart your path toward financing your education. Check out these helpful links to learn more about finding scholarships and managing your investment.

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