Yale Divinity School awards scholarships with a commitment toward funding students coming from a wide variety of backgrounds. The financial aid award normally consists of a YDS scholarship (from endowed funds), the offer of a federal William D. Ford Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan, and earnings from work study student job(s) at the University.
The application deadline for financial aid is March 1 for entering students and April 1 for continuing students.
Yale Divinity School awards a number of merit scholarships each year to selected students. There is no separate application or recommendation required. The criteria used in making these selections is based on current and promised exceptional academic achievement, demonstrated and promised leadership ability and commitment to scholarship and/or the life and mission of the church. All Marquand Scholars receive full tuition and a living allowance of $10,000. Marquand Scholarships are reviewed for renewal each year and is largely dependent on the student continuing full time enrollment and maintaining strong academic progress in their program.
The William Sloane Coffin Scholarship—honoring Coffin’s 17 years as University chaplain in the 1960s and 70s—is awarded to the incoming M.Div. applicant who demonstrates many of the attributes of William Sloane Coffin’s prophetic leadership, his passion for social justice and activism, and his critical theological interpretation of the social and political scene. This is a full-tuition scholarship with a living allowance of $10,000 and is reviewed for renewal each year and is largely dependent on the student continuing full time enrollment and maintaining strong academic progress their program.
The St. Luke’s Scholarship is a merit scholarship for an entering Episcopal M.Div. student with exceptional academics and demonstrated leadership ability and commitment to the life and mission of the Episcopal Church. The scholarship provides full tuition and a $10,000 living allowance and is reviewed for renewal each year and is largely dependent on the student continuing full time enrollment and maintaining strong academic progress in their program.
Scholarships for Episcopal Students
Please see the Berkeley Divinity School’s financial aid website for information on scholarships specific to Episcopal students.