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For more information about Financial Aid at Southeastern, please contact us at FinancialAid@sebts.edu or (919) 761-2370.

Active IMB Scholarship
The Active IMB Scholarship is for degree-seeking IMB missionaries who are currently serving on the mission field or a stateside assignment. The scholarship covers 50% of SEBTS tuition and matriculation fees (not including books) for their first Master's degree or undergraduate degree. An applicant can enroll full-time or part-time in any master's degree program at Southeastern, on campus or through distance learning, and must remain as an IMB employee for the duration of the scholarship. As of spring 2014, undergraduate and graduate degrees are eligible. Applications are available for download by clicking here.

Returning Journeyman/ISC Scholarship
The Returning Journeyman/ISC scholarship is available to full-time, Master's degree-seeking students who have completed the ISC or Journeyman programs and who have a vocational commitment to mission service (returning from the field within the last three years). The scholarship covers 50% of SEBTS tuition and matriculation fees (not including books) for their first Master's degree. Students must be enrolled as full-time students on the Wake Forest campus. This scholarship does not apply toward online or distance learning. Applications are available for download by clicking here.

MK Scholarship
The MK Scholarship is awarded to children of active-duty IMB missionaries who are serving on the mission field. The qualifications are as follows: parents must be active-duty IMB missionaries; student age limit is 30 years of age upon enrollment; the scholarship applies to all degrees through the Master of Divinity; student must be full-time on the Wake Forest campus; and the student must be a member of a Southern Baptist church to receive the waiver. The scholarship will cover the full cost of tuition for the entire degree program and can be applied to subsequent degrees through the Master of Divinity. The scholarship will not be applicable to the spouse of the qualified child of missionaries. Applications are available for download by clicking here.

NAMB Ironman Reimbursement
Available to SBC lead bivocational pastors who receive the majority of their salary from a job outside the church they are serving or a lead church planter. Students are required to have completed a bachelor’s degree.

Reimbursement can be for any of the six Southern Baptist Convention seminaries of your choice or Union University that offers a 100% online master’s degree program. Individuals contact their school of choice and get the cost of each class/credit hour and number of classes/hours required to complete the degree. Students must qualify for the reimbursement through North American Mission Board (NAMB) by submitting an application. Individuals will then register through the school. Individuals will pay out of pocket for the classes, complete a semester, and once grades have been received, submit to NAMB for reimbursement. Grades must be B (3.0) or above. NAMB will send a check to the individual upon receipt of grades and proof of payment. Maximum reimbursement each year is $2,400.

Reimbursement is limited and a new request must be approved each semester prior to registering.

Applications should be submitted to ironmen@namb.net.

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