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.

  • You must be preparing to enter the Baptist ministry or religious work in the Baptist denomination as defined on page 5 of the application and determined by the Board of Trustees. 

  • You must be a member of a Baptist church.

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

  • Students may take one required on-line course to be counted toward the hours required to receive the Keesee grant.

  • Grants are available for the Master of Divinity degree, certain Master of Arts degrees and the Doctor of Ministry.  Grants are also available for juniors and seniors in certain  Bachelor’s degrees with specific majors at The College at Southeastern.  See tab for more information.   

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

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

  •  See eligible degree programs listed on page 5 of the application and under Grant tab.

  • See list of eligible schools.

  • Submitting an application is not a guarantee that you will receive a grant.