Every semester, Presbyterian Theological Seminary in America awards scholarships to worthy, qualified students. The total scholarship amount cannot exceed the student’s total amount of tuition. The recipients will receive the credit for the amount of the scholarship toward their tuition(Detailed information on scholarship aid is available at the main office, or from the Dean of Student Affairs).
The Scholarship Committee has the task of screening the awarding for scholarships.
It is organized by these officials as followed: the President, the Dean of Academic Affairs, the Dean of Student Affairs, and the Financial Aid Officer. All scholarships are awarded based on the individua’s acceptance as a full-time student at the PTSA.
In the case that several selected students happen to have the same GPA, the scholarship will be based on the total score and the attendance rate for the chapel of the previous semester. Most scholarships are awarded for once per semester only.
The student must reapply each academic semester and indicate a desire to maintain the scholarship. However, in the cases in which the selected recipient happens to be graduating, then he or she will not be eligible to receive it, because scholarships are not paid in cash but in tuition fees. The PTSA offers scholarships for spouses/family members, pastors/missionaries, pastor’s/missionary’s sons or daughters , and family members of the faculty and the staff (please see tuition and fees). PTSA also offers several limited scholarships to students based on need. Students who have been selected to receive multiple scholarships could only be awarded a scholarship complies with the decision of the Scholarship Committee. Many types of scholarships are available for students: (please see the Scholarship Chart for the details at our website: Ptsa.edu)
Three types of scholarships are available for students:
The Academic Achievement Scholarship:
Full-time students with the highest grade point average (GPA) from the previous semester will each receive a scholarship for their next semester. If a student’s GPA is not higher than 3.0 or the requirement of the Chapel attendance is not met, then the student is not eligible. The number of students from each program will be determined by the full-time enrollment. The programs with 15 full-time enrollment will receive one scholarship and the program with 20 full-time enrollment will receive two scholarships.
Financial Need Scholarship:
Students who have financial needs are invited to obtain an application from the school office. They are to complete the application and submit it to the Student Dean. The Scholarship Committee will consider the applications for the following academic semester.
A church or organization may choose a student to support, or they may provide a scholarship for a particular type of student which will be announced when available. Students should see the student dean to apply for a designated scholarship.