Eligibility North American (U.S. or Canada) citizenship Graduation from an accredited four-year college/university or equivalent (BA degree) Priority for those of ethnic minority backgrounds Completion of at least two years of full-time urban or ethnic ministry within North America Affiliation with a Christian organization or denomination which will endorse the student's study plan and support the return to ministry upon completion of M.A. studies Commitment to return to urban or ethnic ministry in North America upon completion of M.A studies Award Details Loan/scholarship. For each year the recipient serves full-time in urban/ethnic ministry after the completion of M.A. studies, 25% of the loan is forgiven and becomes a scholarship. If the recipient does not return to qualified ministry, the amount of funding that was provided, as well as interest, must be repaid. Full-tuition scholarship Application Details Complete a Preliminary Eligibility Form. If you are considered eligible, you will be sent an application packet. Deadlines: fall term enrollment - March 1, spring term enrollment - September 15. Complete files of candidates who meet the requirements for this award and who are accepted into the Wheaton Graduate School are reviewed and evaluated in late February. Scholarship applications and Graduate School admissions should proceed at the same time. Materials are not interchangeable.