Trinity Evangelical Divinity School


MLK50 Dream Forward Scholarship

To honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Trinity International University will award two full-tuition scholarships, reserved exclusively for underrepresented students from Memphis.

The Dream Forward Scholarship Initiative seeks to partner Christian colleges and seminaries to invest in the educational future of minority students. The centerpiece of this effort is the creation of new pathways to a quality higher education through an array of full and partial tuition scholarships at participating Christian colleges and universities around the country reserved exclusively for underrepresented students from Memphis. The goal is to equip these students to return to their home communities to strengthen them in some way, perhaps through a local church, ministry, or non-profit.

One full-tuition scholarship will benefit a traditional undergraduate student, while the other will go to a student pursuing a master’s level degree through Trinity Graduate School or Trinity Evangelical Divinity School at the Deerfield campus location. Each scholarship will be renewable for up to four years if the recipient meets standards for satisfactory academic progress. Students will be considered based on their heart for Christ, commitment to their communities, and potential for academic excellence.

  • Available to only first time freshman enrolled on the Deerfield campus
  • ACT 22+ and high school GPA of 2.75 (or) ACT 20+ and high school GPA of 3.25
  • FAFSA required
  • Application deadline: August 1

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  • Enrollment on the Deerfield campus
  • Participation in a student cohort through Mosaic Ministries, our campus reconciliation and renewal ministry
  • GPA: 3.0
  • FAFSA recommended
  • A reference letter from the student’s pastor or church leader. Helpful information will include how long the pastor/church leader has known the student, the nature of their relationship, a brief statement about the student’s Christian commitment, the reason they believe the student would benefit from a Trinity education, and their perception of how they would be an asset to the Trinity and Memphis communities. Letters can be sent to [email protected].
  • Application deadline: August 1

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