At Maranatha, our passion has always been to prepare leaders for local church ministry–in particular, those entering full-time Christian service. The Bible and Church Ministries Scholarship has been implemented to encourage these students and remains the largest institutional scholarship program in Maranatha history.
The potential $20,000 scholarship (up to $5,000 per year for four years) is intended for those enrolled in the College of Bible and Church Ministries or Humanities: Cross-Cultural degrees.
The scholarship will be awarded to students based upon their ministry intentions, current ministry involvement, and academic ability.
Bible & Church Ministries Scholarship Criteria
Bible & Church Ministries (BCM) Scholarship applicants must:
- Apply for the scholarship before arriving as a student.
- Complete the admissions process and be accepted to Maranatha.
- Enroll in any of the College of Bible and Church Ministries or Humanities: Cross-Cultural degrees.
- Be a new student at Maranatha.
- Carry at least 12 hours of Maranatha residential course work each semester. (Note: Hours taken at other institutions do not count toward the 12 hours.)
- Live in a Maranatha residence hall.
- Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The BCM Scholarship can be approved prior to the submission of the FAFSA, but will not be applied until the FAFSA is complete.
Contact Maranatha’s Financial Aid Office by email or by calling (920) 206-2318 for more information!
- The student must have a major in the College of Bible and Church Ministry and will be required to have an annual affirmation of continuation (with Bible Department approval).
- Scholarship applications must be submitted before arriving as a student.
- The student must be a new student at Maranatha and carry at least 12 hours of Maranatha residential (main campus) class work each semester. Hours taken at other institutions do not count toward the 12 hours at Maranatha.
- The student must live in a Maranatha residence hall.
- The student must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) no later than 30 days after the start of their first semester. The FAFSA must be completed for each following school year by Nov. 1/April 1 of the appropriate semester.
- Grade Point Average (GPA) Requirements: Semester final grades (cumulative GPA) determine eligibility for the following semester.
- FRESHMEN must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher at the end of their second semester.
- SOPHOMORES must have a cumulative GPA of 2.25 or higher at the end of each semester.
- JUNIORS AND SENIORS must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher at the end of each semester.
- The award will be credited to the student’s account on or about November 15 and April 15 of each year, provided the student has maintained eligibility.
- The student must be enrolled at the time of disbursement to have the awarded funds credited to his/her account.
- The scholarship will not be credited any semester the recipient has over 100 demerits (85 if on disciplinary probation). If a student ends a semester with 125 or more demerits (85 if on disciplinary probation), (s)he will not be eligible for the scholarship the following semester.
A limited number of Bible and Church Ministries Scholarships are available each year. Students are eligible to receive only one Maranatha-sponsored scholarship unless otherwise noted. A student may not qualify for more than eight semesters. Once a student loses eligibility, the scholarship is forfeited.
The Scholarship Committee reserves the right to discontinue or reduce any scholarship and/or make changes to the scholarship criteria.