Merit Scholarship


The King-Mitchell Merit Scholarship Prizes were established by a bequest from the estates of Howard King and his sister Ruth King Mitchell.  These scholarship prizes, valued at $5,000 each and awarded independently of our need-based aid program, are intended to encourage academic excellence and foster potential in the broadest expression of theological education.  They are awarded on a competitive basis to entering master's degree students who complete all admissions requirements (with particular attention to GPA, GRE scores, and academic references) and submit an original entrance essay (maximum 1,500 words) specifically for scholarship prize consideration by the designated deadline.  For August 2014 admission, all application materials for the scholarship prize must be received by the Office of Admissions by March 26, 2014.

Please contact the Office of Admissions at to obtain the question to be addressed in the scholarship prize entrance essay, or for any further information regarding the King-Mitchell Scholarship Prizes.