Church Matching Grant Information
Helping those in your congregation or ministry with graduate school is an important investment in the future leadership of your ministry and the Body of Christ worldwide. To make this investment possible, Regent University has established the Matching Scholarship Program. This program is a form of financial assistance which will assist qualified individuals in your congregation or ministry while they attend Regent University School of Education. To date, more than 120 churches from various denominations have participated in this program.
Through the Matching Scholarship Program, Regent University will match, dollar-for-dollar, a recognized church or ministry's contribution to a School of Education degree seeking student's tuition. The minimum amount that Regent will match is $250, although any contribution would be welcome and directly applied to the student's tuition account. Following is the breakdown of the amount that the School of Education will match based on the number of credits taken in a semester:
- Students registered for 5 or more credits will receive up to $750 per semester in matching funds from the School of Education
- Students registered for 4 credits or less will receive up to $375 per semester in matching funds from the School of Education
How Churches and Ministries May Participate
The church or ministry should:
- Identify the person they wish to assist. The candidate will have been admitted into a Regent University graduate program and will have applied and qualified for financial assistance through the School of Education Admissions and Financial Aid Office.
- Complete and notarize the Church-Matching Scholarship Application (PDF 28KB) and send it with the initial contribution to Regent University, School of Education Admissions and Financial Aid Office, 1000 Regent University Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23464. Only one application is required per academic year.
- Make the church or ministry check payable to Regent University. Checks should be sent to the School of Education Admissions and Financial Aid Office. The application should accompany the initial contribution. This is to ensure that funds are properly received and recorded on the student's account.
- Send semester contributions postmarked no later than the following:
Fall - August 1; Spring - December 1, Summer - April 1
The student must:
- Be accepted to Regent University.
- Complete a Church Match Scholarship Application.
- Be on degree-seeking status through the School of Education.
The church or ministry and student should:
- Understand that the matching of funds by Regent University is subject to the availability of university program funds.
The student will:
- Be limited to 25 percent of his/her tuition from other types of scholastically-based university aid (Academic Merit, Dean's Scholarship, etc.).