The Billy Graham Center Scholarship Program provides four different financial awards to four specific types of Christian leaders to attend Wheaton College Graduate School for more advanced training, and one award exclusively reserved for Wheaton College graduates.
Students who are granted a scholarship through the Billy Graham Center Scholarship Program may enroll in any MA degree program provided by the Wheaton College Graduate School. The original donors' intent however is NOT to support master's study as preliminary to a doctoral program nor to support doctoral studies, licensure, or optional theses.
- Notice that each award recipient must take their classes as full-time students in the declared academic program. EXCEPTION: urban ministry award recipients and students in modular programs.
- All recipients must maintain the necessary grade point average for graduation.
What the Awards Cover
Billy Graham Center awards are generous, but not full scholarships. It is the responsibility of the recipient to raise additional funds needed to complete program costs. Scholarships are paid out at the beginning of each term and do not cover the cost of pre-requisite or proficiency hours that may be required.
International Leaders and Furloughing Missionaries
Awards for international leaders and international furloughing missionaries are given on a loan/scholarship basis. For each year the recipient serves in their ministries outside of North America after the completion of MA studies, 25% of the loan is forgiven and becomes a scholarship. If the recipient does not return to his or her ministry and homeland, the amount of funding that was provided, as well as interest, must be repaid. Read more >
North American Furloughing Missionaries
Awards for furloughing missionaries are usually full-tuition grants. Awards are given on a loan/scholarship basis, with 25% forgiven for each year served overseas following completion of MA studies. If you do not return to overseas ministry, loan repayment of both the principal and interest will be required. Read more >
Awards for pre-field missionary candidates are offered on a loan/scholarship basis, with 25% of the amount forgiven for each year served in overseas mission work following the completion of MA studies. If the recipient does not go into overseas ministry, loan repayment of both the principal and interest is required. Read more >
Urban/Ethnic Ministry Workers
The urban/ethnic ministry award provides financial assistance to Christians in urban or ethnically diverse ministry desiring further preparation for Christian service in North America. Preference is given to applicants of ethnic minority background. Awards are full-tuition loan/scholarships with 25% of the loan amount being forgiven for each year of full-time ministry following graduation. Read more >
George and Helen Bennett Award
The George and Helen Bennett awards for missionary service are available on a loan/scholarship basis to qualifying Wheaton College graduates who are going into career missionary work outside of North America. Read more >