Financial Support from the Congregational
Foundation for Theological Studies
As a general principle, financing a seminary education is seen as the responsibility of the student. CFTS is one source of financial assistance and counsel.
Fellowship Awards. Any person who accepts an invitation to become a CFTS student, agreeing to meet its educational requirements, is accorded “fellowship” status. Every student admitted to the program receives a fellowship grant of $1000.00 per year for up to three years, regardless of need and regardless of full time or part time enrollment status.
Scholarships. CFTS administers a number of scholarships on behalf of churches and individuals. All CFTS students are eligible to apply for these scholarships. They are awarded at the discretion of the board of directors in consultation with the Program Director, upholding the donor's intent. The amount available as scholarships varies yearly depending upon donations and market performance.
Post Graduate Grants. CFTS offers post graduate grants to students who, upon graduation, secure a paid or volunteer ministry in an NACCC member church. Grants are awarded by applications to the board of directors received within the first three years after CFTS graduation.