Scholarship & Financial Aid Information
GST students receive financial assistance in four primary ways:
GST Scholarships are for resident students. Scholarships are based on prior academic record, student financial need, and student potential for ministry. Scholarships normally cover more than half of tuition and increase from there depending on the strength of each application. See Scholarship Information to read more about GST scholarships.
Applicants who wish to receive scholarship consideration must complete a GST Scholarship Application. We strongly prefer that you submit these forms electronically. However, if you must use the mail, the forms can also be printed out, completed, and sent directly to the Graduate School of Theology.
The Crutcher and Vickie Scott Foundation Scholarship, a scholarship for ministers in the Abilene area, is also available.
Graduate Assistantships & Teaching Assistantships
Resident GST students may apply for the position of Graduate Assistant. Graduate Assistants receive a stipend and are required to work eight hours per week. Students may obtain GA applications online, from the GST Administrative Assistant’s office, or from the Graduate School office. You can find more information on the . Each semester served as a graduate assistant cancels the responsibility of one semester’s payback of the ministry scholarship.
Resident GST students who have completed a year of the degree program may apply for the position of Teaching Assistant. Teaching Assistants work with professors of large undergraduate Bible courses to complete grading, attendance, and teach one day per week. Students may obtain application from the GST Administrative Assistant’s office.
Financial aid comes in the form of student loans that must be repaid after graduation. Go to the Student Financial Services page Financial Aid Steps for Graduate Students for more information.