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 $4,000 to $8,500 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, TX


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 Christian Education
Master of Arts in Church Music
Master of Music in Church Music  (SWBTS only)
Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies
Master of Arts in Church Planting 
Master of Arts in Islamic Studies
Master of Arts in Missiology
Master of Arts in Worship
Master of Arts in Worship Ministry
Master of Arts in Youth Ministry 
Master of Arts in Christian Ministry
Master of Arts in Christian Ministry (mentored)
Master of Arts in Church Revitalization
Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling
Master of Arts in Christian Education with Biblical Counseling
Master of Christian Leadership (John Leland Center for Theological Studies 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 Theological Studies
Master of Arts in Christian Ministry
Master of Arts in Religion
Master of Arts in Global Studies
Master of Arts in Biblical Exposition
Master of Arts in Biblical Studies


New for the 2022-23 application season: Dual degrees are eligible for a grant if one of the degrees you are pursuing is listed above as an eligible degree. Only the hours earned toward the degrees listed above count toward eligible hours for a grant. For example, a student earning a MDIV through an eligible school and a MBA through an ineligible school, only the hours earned toward the MDIV at the eligible school are eligible for a Keesee grant.


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