Garrett-Evangelical News

Seminary Offers New Full-Tuition Eliza Garrett Scholarship

EVANSTON, Ill., November 2009 -- Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary announces a new scholarship that pays full tuition and a $10,000 annual stipend available to full-time students enrolling in a master's degree program in the fall of 2010.

In addition to the Eliza Garrett Scholarships, the seminary awards more than $2 million in scholarships each year. Highly qualified incoming students are also eligible for full-tuition scholarships with annual stipends as well as many full-tuition and partial tuition scholarships. For more information about these scholarships, please visit

"We are very pleased to be able to offer a new scholarship of this significance, especially during these difficult economic times," said Dr. Philip Amerson, Garrett-Evangelical president. "The Eliza Garrett Scholarship underscores our commitment to students preparing to serve the church, the academy and the world with distinction."

The new scholarship's name honors Eliza Clark Garrett, the inspiration, chief benefactor and founder of the seminary that opened its doors in 1853.

To qualify for the Eliza Garrett Scholarship, students must:

  • Be accepted into one of Garrett-Evangelical's master's degree programs
    • Master of Divinity
    • Master of Arts in Christian Education
    • Master of Arts in Music Ministry
    • Master of Arts in Pastoral Care & Counseling
    • Master of Arts in Spiritual Formation
    • Master of Theological Studies
  • Have an undergraduate grade point average of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale
  • Submit an essay with the application
  • Interview with designated Admissions/Scholarship staff
  • Complete application by Feb. 1, 2010

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