New Life Theological Seminary is pleased to provide scholarships, grants, and awards to help assist students with tuition cost. The Seminary, in association with our donors, provides scholarships for those students who demonstrate financial need and meritorious achievements. If you are interested and think that you may be eligible, then you may contact the Financial Aid Office for additional information.
Interested students should read the scholarship application instructions before applying.
Applications should be submitted by April 1 for the upcoming academic year.
SCHOLARSHIPS & AWARDS
|Christian Vocation Scholarship||$600 (max)†||Financial Need, Employed, Volunteer Work, Merit||Full-Time|
|The Dr. Eddie Grigg Presidential Scholarship||$2,500||High School Seniors, Merit||Full-Time|
|The Gaston and Sylvia Grigg Scholarship||$1,000||Financial Need, Volunteer Work, Merit||Full-Time|
|The Lee and Carroll Flowe Scholarship||$600||Financial Need, Volunteer Work, Merit||Full-Time|
|STP Ventures "Reach for Excellence" Scholarship||$1,000 (max)||Financial Need, Volunteer Work, Merit||Full-Time|
|Susan Ray Grigg Scholarship||$1,250||Financial Need, Volunteer Work, Merit||Full-Time|
|President's List Award||25% tuition||Merit||Full-Time|
|Dean's List||20% tuition||Merit||Full-Time|
|Eugene C. Kincaid Theology Award||$250||Merit|
|Harvey Shropshire Biblical Language Award||$250||Merit|
|Hoyle Martin Urban Ministry Award||$250||Merit|
|David Paulsen Biblical Studies Award||$250||Merit|
|Family Discount||10% tuition||Two or more family members enrolled, Volunteer Work, Merit||Full-Time|
|International Student Discount||20% tuition||Non-US Citizen, Volunteer Work, Merit||Full-Time|
*Disbursement period varies depending on scholarship/award.
†Amount is based on EFC numbers as well as availability of institutional funding.
The Christian Vocation Scholarship is available to students with financial need beyond what is available from federal programs and family resources. Under this program, it is expected that students will also seek employment (during summers, breaks, school year, etc.) whereby his or her work earnings help contribute to school expenses. Students will meet this expectation on the honor system. Furthermore, these students are required to volunteer one hour of work to an approved non-profit ministry for each $50.00 received through this fund.
To receive the scholarship, the student must be registered full-time and be in good standing with all departments at NLTS. Application is made with two documents: the FAFSA and the NLTS Scholarship Application (including the required recommendation letters), available from the Financial Aid Office. F-1 students can submit a copy of their Federal Income Tax Form or a statement of all available finances. The application deadline (including a completed financial aid file) is April 1 for continuing students and for new students. The Financial Aid Office may verify up to 50% of applications. Awards will be made to students meeting requirements to the extent of available funds, beginning with students with highest need. This scholarship is designed for students with the highest need who maintain a GPA of 2.0 or greater.
The following chart is based on EFC numbers and represents the maximum CVS available per semester:
|EFC from FAFSA||Maximum CVS per Semester|
The award numbers are based on the availability of funds, the number of students applying, and the need of each applicant. The above list is not automatic or assured, but rather expresses the maximum limit a student might receive.
The Dr. Eddie Grigg Presidential Scholarship has as its purpose to encourage and attract high school students, in the year of their graduation and who have discerned the "call" of God to Christian ministry, to begin their studies in the undergraduate program at New Life Theological Seminary. The scholarship seeks to provide the financial support that will make the entry in seminary, at the time of high school graduation, a viable option.
This award is for Cabarrus County, NC high school students only. It will consist of 25% of annual tuition for one student from each high school. The student is also eligible for a full scholarship from New Life Theological Seminary. The student must be interested in vocational Christian service. The student must have a 3.0 non-weighted GPA or its weighted equivalent. The student must demonstrate Christian character (as endorsed by the student's pastor and/or church board). And the student must be involved in school, community service and church activities (as endorsed by the student's principal and pastor). Students must be a United States citizen, a permanent resident, or an immigrant in legal status.
Deadline: April 1
Documents: Dr. Eddie Grigg Presidential Scholarship Application
The family and friends of Gaston and Sylvia Grigg, as a way of honoring them, established The Gaston and Sylvia Grigg Scholarship Fund in 1999. Family and friends wanted to honor their selflessness, as well as the love Gaston and Sylvia had always shown to pastors and missionaries. Gaston was born March 3, 1918 in Cleveland County. He served in World War II. After the war ended, he married Lincoln County native, Sylvia Evelyn Davis, on February 2, 1947. The two were married for 49 years before Gaston was called home to his eternal reward on February 26, 1996. Gaston and Sylvia raised four children: Martha Bracket, Kenneth, Billy, and Eddie Grigg. Recipients of this scholarship must be a resident of Cleveland, Gaston, Lincoln, or Mecklenburg Counties, show a need, have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, be recommended by a teacher, a pastor, or denominational worker, and show church and community involvement. Each year the dividends are awarded as a scholarship.
The Lee Douglas and Carroll Flowe Scholarship Fund was established in 2001 by the family and friends of Lee and Carroll Flowe as a way of honoring their unselfish Christian lives. The Flowe's are members of Hickory Grove Baptist Church, in Charlotte. They have been active participants of Campers on Mission since 1989, and have co-chaired the North Carolina State Fair Ministries since 1990. Recipients must show a need, have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, be recommended by a teacher and a pastor or denominational worker, and show church and community involvement. Each year the dividends are awarded as a scholarship.
The STP Ventures "Reach for Excellence" Scholarship was established in 2012 by STP Ventures. STP Ventures LLC, an IT solutions company, was created on a foundation of customer service and technical knowledge that is unparalleled in the IT industry. Combining their services, personnel and industry experience, STP Ventures provides their customers a full service technical solution that allows them to consolidate 3-4 of their "technical vendors" to only a single vendor - STP Ventures. Recipients must show a need, have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, be recommended by a teacher, a pastor, or denominational worker, and show church and community involvement. The scholarship is given annually and the amount received will be a maximum amount of $1,000.
Deadline: April 1
Documents: Scholarship Application
Susan Ray Grigg is the spouse of Dr. Eddie G. Grigg, the Founder and President of New Life Theological Seminary. Dr. Grigg set up the Susan Ray Grigg Scholarship to honor Mrs. Grigg's years of support, encouragement and sacrifice to allow him to work to fulfill God’s call on his life. The recipient of this scholarship may receive the scholarship up to four years, must be continuously enrolled full time, show a need, maintain a 3.0 GPA or higher, be active in an evangelical church, have strong writing skills and plan to work in a Christian vocation. The Susan Ray Grigg Scholarship will award $1,250.00 divided between two semesters.
Beginning in 2007-2008, the scholarship committee will award up to three scholarships to students on the President’s List. These must be full time NLTS students with a 3.95 GPA or higher. The award must be used the following fall and spring semesters. The amount of the scholarship award is 25% of the price of full-time tuition (12 semester hours) at NLTS, is good only at NLTS, and is applied over two semesters in equal installments. The award is given for one year with the possibility for renewal for three additional years. Recipients must attend the Awards Banquet in May.
Beginning in 2007-2008, the scholarship committee will award up to five scholarships to students on the Dean’s List. The award must be used the following fall and spring semesters. The amount of the scholarship award is 20% of the price of full-time tuition (12 semester hours) at NLTS, is good only at NLTS, and is applied over two semesters in equal installments. The award is given for one year with the possibility for renewal for three additional years. For renewal, the student must have an NLTS cumulative GPA of at least 3.50 - 3.95 and maintain a full time academic load. Recipients must attend the Awards Banquet in May.
The Seminary established the Dr. Eugene Kincaid Theology Award in January 2005 to honor one of the Seminary’s most beloved professors. This annual award in theology will be presented each year at the awards banquet. The award is given annually, beginning May 2005, to a deserving student who excels in theology. The recipient will have to be nominated by faculty and approved by both faculty and administrators. The recipient will receive a framed certificate and a $250.00 credit toward his/her next semester’s tuition, or if they are a senior, they would receive a 5x7 plaque to display in their home or office.
Dr. Kincaid taught theology at the seminary in its formative years. He is deemed a close friend by President Grigg, as well as the administration and the Board of Directors.
The Harvey Shropshire Biblical Language Award is our oldest academic award. This award is given to a student who shows the most promise in the area of Biblical Languages, either Greek or Hebrew, both academically and in practice. He or she receives a framed certificate and a $250.00 credit toward his/her next semester’s tuition, or if a graduating senior, they receive a 5x7 plaque to display in their home or office.
Dr. Harvey Shropshire continues teaching Biblical Languages on both the bachelor and master levels. He has taught at the Seminary since its birth in 1996.
The Seminary established the Hoyle H. Martin, Sr. Award in May 2005 to honor one of the Seminary’s most beloved professors. This is an annual award given to a deserving student who excels in the area of urban ministry, both academically and in practice. He or she receives a framed certificate and a $250.00 credit toward his/her next semester’s tuition, or if a graduating senior, they receive a 5x7 plaque to display in their home or office.
Dr. Hoyle H. Martin continues teaching in the areas of urban ministry and general studies on the bachelor level. He is considered a close personal friend by President Grigg, the administration, and Board of Directors.
The David Paulsen Biblical Studies Award is our newest academic award, so named to honor one of our most beloved professors. Dr. David Paulsen is Head of the Department of Biblical Studies on the associate, bachelor, and master levels. Dr. Paulsen began teaching at the Seminary in the Fall 2003 Semester and has always been a team player, doing everything asked of him by the administration. This award is designed to honor his loyalty and dedication to the students and the Seminary. The David Paulsen Biblical Studies Award is given to a student who demonstrates outstanding academic achievement in courses that deal specifically with biblical interpretation. The student receiving the award shall:
- give evidence of serious work in biblical language courses, maintaining at least a "B" average is such courses.
- give evidence of being earnest in integrating his/her biblical studies with theology as a whole and with a life of faith and productivity ministry.
He or she receives a framed certificate and a $250.00 credit toward his/her next semester's tuition, or if a graduating senior, they receive a 5x7 plaque to display in their home or office.
The family discount is designed to ease the financial burden of families with two or more students in attendance at NLTS. When two or more students from the same immediate household enroll as full-time students at NLTS, each will receive a scholarship equal to 10% of full-time tuition costs, provided that the student maintains a 2.0 GPA or higher. Household size will be determined by federal aid criteria. Application must be made through the Financial Aid Office by April 1, for the following year, to insure funds.
Furthermore, these students are required to volunteer one hour of work to an approved non-profit ministry for each $50.00 received through this fund.
This international student discount is given as a scholarship and is available to any non-citizen, non-resident full- time student who is ineligible for federal student aid, is in good standings with NLTS, and has successfully completed one full year at NLTS with a 2.0 GPA or higher. The student must have successfully completed at least 24 hours on the bachelor level or 32 hours on the master level. The International Student Scholarship is 20% of full-time tuition (12 semester hours) costs. Recipients are not eligible for any other NLTS scholarship or grant (excludes NLTS awards). Application must be made through the Financial Aid Office by April 1, for the following year, to insure funds. Furthermore, these students are required to volunteer one hour of work to an approved non-profit ministry for each $50.00 received through this fund.
Deadline: April 1
Documents: Scholarship Application