MASTER OF DIVINITY
MASTER OF ARTS 

Deadline date for applications for the Master’s Degree grant for repeat applicants is MARCH 1 for fall and spring semesters and October 1 for the spring semester only.  This is the absolute deadline date for repeat applicants.
Deadline date for the Master’s degree grant for new applicants is April 1 for fall and spring semesters and October 1 for the spring semester only. 
A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 is required of applicants.
  

Grants in an amount of $4,150 to $8,800 per year (2 semesters) for a maximum of four years may be available to students pursuing an eligible Master's degree who meet the application requirements, and plan to enter the Baptist ministry or religious work in the Baptist denomination as defined below:

1) You plan to be employed and paid by a church or an institution or agency of the Baptist denomination; and,

2) Employment in the Baptist ministry or Baptist religious work is to include a major component of work specifically identified as religious work requiring formal academic preparation.  Such employment could include but is not limited to preaching, pastoral duties, Minister of Music, Minister of Youth, Minister of Children, Minister of Christian Education, and missionary work.
Students must attend one of the listed seminaries or divinity schools: 

Baptist House of Studies at Duke University, Durham, NC
Campbell University Divinity School, Buies Creek, NC
Gardner-Webb University Divinity School, Boiling Springs, NC
Gateway Seminary of the SBC, Ontario, CA
New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, New Orleans, LA
Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Kansas City, MO
Rawlings School of Divinity at Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA
Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, NC
Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, TX
The John Leland Center for Theological Studies, Arlington, VA


The Keesee Fund will consider grants to approved applicants in the following Master’s degree programs:   (Some of these degrees may not be offered at all of the seminaries and divinity schools so please verify your degree with the school you attend.)
Master of Divinity
Master of Arts in Bible and Theology
Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling
Master of Arts in Biblical Exposition (Liberty only)
Master of Arts in Biblical Studies (Liberty only)
Master of Arts in Christian Education
Master of Arts in Christian Education with Biblical Counseling
Master of Arts in Christian Ministry
Master of Arts in Christian Ministry (Mentored)
Master of Arts in Christian Practice (Baptist House of Studies at Duke Only)
Master of Arts in Church Ministries
Master of Arts in Church Music
Master of Arts in Church Planting
Master of Arts in Church Revitalization
Master of Arts in Cross-Cultural Counseling
Master of Arts in Global Studies (Liberty Only)
Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies
Master of Arts in Islamic Studies
Master of Arts in Ministry to Women
Master of Arts in Ministry to Women with Biblical Counseling
Master of Arts in Missiology
Master of Arts in Religion (Liberty Only)
Master of Arts in Student Ministry
Master of Arts in Theological Studies (Liberty Only)
Master of Arts in Worship
Master of Arts in Worship Ministry
Master of Christian Leadership (John Leland Center for Theological Studies Only)
Master of Music in Church Music (SWBTS only)


Eligible Master’s degrees at Baptist House of Studies at Duke University:
Master of Divinity
Master of Arts in Christian Practice
 

Eligible Master’s degrees at Rawlings School of Divinity at Liberty University:
Master of Divinity
Master of Arts in Biblical Exposition
Master of Arts in Biblical Studies
Master of Arts in Christian Ministry
Master of Arts in Church Planting
Master of Arts in Global Studies
Master of Arts in Religion
Master of Arts in Theological Studies

New for the 2023-24 academic year: Fall and/or Spring break intensive hours may be counted for a Keesee grant.

New for the 2024/25 academic year: J-term/Winter term hours should be counted with spring semester hours.


Interested students must submit the proper application online. Go to this link to the online application. http://cbkeesee.com/images/spacer.gif