Degree-seeking students are eligible to apply for Seminary scholarships, outside scholarships, federal work study, federal loans, and alternative loans if needed. 
Non-degree-seeking students may apply for Seminary scholarships, outside scholarships, and alternative loans. 
Prospective students must be accepted for admission to the Seminary to be eligible for financial aid.
Students applying for financial assistance, including loans and scholarships, do so by completing the financial aid process which includes completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the Seminary's Application for Financial Aid, and the Letter of Thanks to the Donor. If applying for an academic scholarship, see additional requirements listed below the scholarship. Steps to apply may be found in this link:

Students who do not have US citizenship or Permanent Resident status may apply for Seminary scholarships, outside scholarships, and private/non-federal loans by completing the Seminary's Application for Financial Aid, and the Letter of Thanks to the Donor.

*Students cannot be awarded more than one scholarship during a term/semester.

*These scholarships do not apply to Master’s students in a cohort. 


Care Ministry Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to students performing full time ministry on staff at a church. Scholarship is up to $2,000 per year. (3-5 credit hours per semester - $448.00 or 6 or more credit hours per semester $1,000).

Academic Excellence Scholarship (Full Scholarship)

Academic Excellence Scholarship: Up to three academic scholarships of $10,000 (maximum for tuition only) per student are awarded to students with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher. This is awarded for one academic year, students re-apply for scholarships each year. A student must complete an autobiography (not to exceed two pages) with two recommendations ( 1. From current /former faculty member and 1. From a pastor or church leader). A student must complete and submit an Application of Financial Aid to the Financial Aid Office; complete a FAFSA, and Letter of Thanks to the scholarship donor to be considered for this scholarship (by April 30) for the following year. Students must be enrolled full time (9 credit hours or more) during the regular fall and spring semesters to be eligible for this scholarship. Preference will be given to students that are enrolled on-campus and new incoming students. Scholarship available as funds permit. Submit documents and recommendations to: by April 30th. 

New Incoming Academic Scholarship

Four academic scholarships of $4000 per student are awarded to four first year students with a graduating undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher as well as being enrolled full time with 9 credit hours each semester.

Academic Scholarship for First Year Students

Two academic scholarships of $4,000 per student are awarded to first year students who graduate in the current year from a Church of God college or university. The president of each institution makes recommendations to the Seminary’s Financial Aid Office for these scholarships by letter. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.5 and be full time taking 9 hours or more to be eligible.

Academic Scholarships for Second and Third Year Students

Two academic scholarships are awarded each year to returning students. The student must have a minimum GPA of 3.5 in order to qualify. The amount available for any given student is $4,000 (scholarship) per year. Students applying should demonstrate leadership, spiritual maturity, and submit 2 letters of recommendation from PTS professors. Students must be enrolled full time (9 credit hours or more) to be eligible for this scholarship.

New Incoming Student Scholarship

New Incoming Student Scholarship of $2,500.  New students enrolled for the first time may apply. Applicants must be enrolled full time (9 credit hours or more) per semester and complete all required application documents. 

Spousal Tuition Scholarship

Students with a spouse enrolled full-time (9 credit hours or more) may apply for a 50% scholarship up to 6 hours per semester. The scholarship will be applied to spouse enrolled with lesser number of credit hours. 

College Senior

College seniors may apply for a 100% tuition scholarship towards their seminary while concurrently enrolled in their undergraduate college. (Students are responsible for fees). Student may apply for 25% scholarship on subsequent courses while concurrently enrolled.  Total number of concurrently enrolled courses cannot exceed 16 credit hours between both institutions. 

Endowed Scholarship

Endowed scholarship funds have been established at the Seminary by many contributors with the amount of the scholarship varying according to the size of the endowment and criteria set by the donor. Students must be full time (9 credit hours or more) each semester to be eligible. This is a need-based scholarship and available as funds permit.

Seminary Presidential Scholarship

One student is awarded a scholarship per academic year who will be a senior next year and who shows outstanding academic and spiritual progress. They are selected by the Seminary President to receive the scholarship which covers up to $5,000 of tuition costs. The student must also demonstrate leadership & spiritual maturity. Applicants must be enrolled fulltime (9 credit hours or more). This scholarship is available as funds permit.

PTS Ministry Honors Scholarship

This scholarship is offered July 1 through June 30.  This scholarship will be awarded to 10 individuals based on the recommendation of participating Administrative Bishops. Recommendations should be emailed to before the April 30th deadline. Candidates should be persons of ministerial integrity and leadership promise. Recipients must agree to register for a minimum of 12 credit hours per year (main campus or online). This is a first year scholarship only. The scholarship will cover up to 50% of 6 credit hours per semester not to exceed $3,000. Preference will be given to students from an ethnic minority. 

State Overseers & Youth & Discipleship Bishops

Full-time Overseers & Youth and Discipleship Bishops may apply for this scholarship which covers 100% tuition cost for 1 course per academic year (July-June).

Larry and Helen Owens Chaplaincy Scholarship

Applicants must be enrolled as a full time student (9 credit hours or more each semester) in programs of study for the ministry going into military chaplaincy.  Major consideration will be given to past and potential academic performance and to the financial need of applicants. Two scholarships of $2000 will be granted.

Alumni Scholarship

Seminary graduate alumni are eligible for a 50% tuition scholarship on a 3 credit hour course per academic year or 1 free audit course per year (July 1 – June 30).

Mission America Pastor Fund

A Pastor and/or spouse can receive sponsorship for their tuition.  This is not a need-based fund. Their church may receive credit for World Missions sponsorship for monies designated to their pastor/spouse for training at the Seminary. Churches designate funds to Mission America Pastor’s Fund WM Project #8000023 “Pentecostal Training” indicating the pastor/spouse’s name. Contact for more information.

VA’s Post 911-GI Bill / Yellow Ribbon Program

Veterans serving after 9-11 may apply for training approval for the Yellow Ribbon Program by going to the GI Bill website.  Students may receive up to the maximum annual cap as designated by the Veterans Administration for private schools (based on eligibility percentage) according to VA regulations. Also, the seminary provides $3,000 per year with $3,000 matching funds from VA for those with 100% eligibility under the 911-bill, once exhausting the private school annual cap.  Veterans with 100% eligibility may also apply for monthly housing and a book stipend, if approved for Veterans Training by the State Approving Agency.  To apply, go to:

Federal Work Study Program

The Federal Work-Study program (FWS) is subsidized by federal funds and provides employment for U. S. citizens and permanent resident students to aid in the furthering of their education. The student must demonstrate financial need, as indicated by FAFSA/SAR analysis, to be eligible for FWS. To apply, request a Federal Work Study Application from the Human Resource Office and email (full details of the program can be viewed in the PTS catalog).




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