Applicant Requirements


  • You must be a citizen of the United States of America.

  • You must be a resident of Virginia, North Carolina or South Carolina for a minimum of twelve months immediately prior to entering any educational institution.  You cannot establish residency while you are a student.  The Trustees reserve the right to determine residency.

  • See eligible schools tab.

  • See eligible degree programs tab.

  • You must be preparing to enter the Baptist ministry or religious work in the Baptist denomination as defined in the application and as determined by the Board of Trustees. 

  • You must be a member of a Baptist church affiliated with a recognized national, state or local Baptist convention or association.

  • You must attend classes on the main campus of the eligible institution.  Grants are not available for off-campus courses, independent courses, conferences, workshops, seminars or individualized courses.

  • Students may take two online courses per semester to be counted toward the hours required to receive the Keesee grant.   Courses must be for credit toward an eligible degree. 

  • You must reapply each year you wish to receive a grant.   Grants are available for a maximum of 8 semesters for an eligible Masters degree, 6 semesters for the DMIN degree and 4 semesters for the BA degree at the College at Southeastern. 

  • Part-time students carrying at least one-half of a full course load may apply. 

  • Submitting an application does not guarantee approval of a grant.