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Master of Arts in Apologetics Merit Scholarship

From the School of Christian Thought

A limited number of merit-based scholarships are awarded to the most academically talented applicant students in the Master of Arts in Apologetics program: students who will thrive in our rigorous program with its small classes, world-class faculty, and Oxford model of intensive reading, writing, and independent thinking. This is a half tuition scholarship.

Both online and face-to-face students are eligible for the scholarship. The applicant must maintain a 3.0 GPA and good standing within the Graduate School for the duration of the scholarship period, and take at least 6 units per semester, with continuous Fall and Spring enrollment, to retain their scholarship. (Summer enrollment is not required.)

Eligibility and Deadline:

The Merit Scholarship is open to new applicants and to first-year students who enrolled after the April 1 deadline for the previous year’s scholarship. (Example: eligibility for the 2016 scholarship includes applicants for Fall 2016 or Spring 2017, and students who began the MAA in Fall 2015 or Spring 2016.)

You may only apply for the scholarship once. The scholarship begins in the Fall semester and is not retroactive.

Applicants must have completed their Graduate School application for the MA in Apologetics, with all supporting documents for admission, as well as required documents for the scholarship application, by April 1. Current students must have a 3.0 GPA and be in good standing at the time of their application, by April 1.

To apply:

  1. Complete your application for the MAA.
  2. Complete the MAA scholarship application.
  3. Submit the following documents:
    1. A brief cover letter
    2. A list of the top ten books that have most influenced your life to this point, with a one-sentence explanation for each selection; these need not be specifically apologetics-related
    3. A writing sample consisting of a total of 3,000-4,000 words, responding to the following prompts:
    • What do you see as the role or value of cultural apologetics?
    • What do you see as the biggest challenge for Christians today in sharing the faith?
    • What figure (historical or current-day) do you see as a model or inspiration for your work in apologetics?