Southeastern is committed to equipping groups who have been historically underrepresented on our campus to serve the church and fulfill the Great Commission. Our financial aid resources represent part of a holistic effort to support current and future students in an attempt to make our campus look more like the kingdom.
The Kingdom Diversity Scholarship is comprised of several scholarship funds, including an endowment in honor of President Daniel L. Akin. In addition, for your convenience the Financial Aid office has compiled a variety of scholarships facilitated by other organizations.
Diversity and the Great Commission
Our goal of pursuing Kingdom Diversity is deeply theological. God inscribed the unity and diversity of the Godhead into his good creation. From ground we walk on, to the people who inhabit the earth, God’s multifaceted beauty was made manifest. Subsequently, the fall in Genesis 3 distorted the divine reflection that was embedded in creation. A symptom of humanity’s fallen state is strife along the lines of difference, including race. Through Christ, and by the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, God’s people are enabled to display God’s redemptive power by simultaneously embracing and transcending the differences that enrich the tapestry of the Kingdom. Southeastern seeks to equip our students to fulfill this glorious commission.
Qualifications & Eligibility
A limited number of scholarship awards are made available each academic year under the following parameters:
1. Student must be from an underrepresented culture or a woman in a doctoral program.
Students of African descent
Students of Asian descent
Students of Hispanic/Latin descent
Students of Native American descent
Students of Middle Eastern descent
All Women studying at the Doctoral level
First generation immigrants
Those who serve on mission teams serving non-Western people groups domestically or internationally.
2. Scholarship is open to prospective and current students.
3. Show a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 in all previous undergraduate and graduate coursework. However, if your cumulative GPA is between 2.5 and 2.75, include an explanation of your GPA at the end of your personal statement.