EFCA Scholarships

TIU is proud to offer scholarships to pastors, full-time staff, and attendees/members of EFCA churches. Please find the scholarships for each school below.

Trinity College

To all children of those employed full-time as staff within the EFCA, the funding for eligible students is $25,000 in total TIU gift aid.

To qualify for this scholarship, a full-time student must be the child of:

  • A parent currently serving full-time within an EFCA church OR
  • A parent currently serving full-time with ReachGlobal OR
  • A parent currently serving full-time as EFCA staff.

Students receiving the EFCA Ministry Family Scholarship are guaranteed to receive a total of $25,000 in TIU gift aid each year they remain a full-time on-campus student at Trinity on our Deerfield campus in Illinois.

The Church Match Grant program is available to anyone attending our Florida locations or online. Up to $1,000 provided by the church will be matched by Trinity. While this is the only additional Trinity gift aid that can be added to this $25,000 award, students will still be able to use any Federal and State financial aid and loans they are eligible for to subsidize their remaining expenses.

If you are a member/regular-attender of an EFCA church, you will receive a minimum of $17,000 in scholarship aid. If the sum of your academic, and other institutional aid (see below), is below $17,000, your award will be rounded up to $17,000. If the sum is greater than $17,000, you’ll receive what you earned in other scholarships. A pastor will need to informally verify your EFCA participation.


We are offering 50% off TEDS online programs for EFCA pastors, Full-time staff and ReachGlobal including:
  • The Certificate of Christian Studies (24 hrs)
  • The Master of Arts in Educational Ministry (36 hrs)
  • The Master of Arts / Theological Studies (42 hrs)
  • The Master of Divinity
To qualify for this scholarship, students must be enrolled as a full-time student.  This discount cannot be combined with other TIU scholarships/grants. *Note: Credits taken for the certificate can also be subsequently applied to any TEDS master’s degree (subject to program requirements), and those who have already earned the Certificate can choose to continue in their studies online to obtain the MATS or the MAEM at 50% off for as long as the student is actively pursuing the degree.

Missionaries with ReachGlobal are also eligible for 50% off residential course work for master’s level programs through the EFCA ReachGlobal rebate.

RENT-FREE Housing for First-Year, Residential MDiv Students
Our hope is that as the costs of housing and education rise nationally, we can make the Master of Divinity program at TEDS simpler and more affordable by providing select MDiv students with rent-free housing when available. This opportunity does require at least a 140 meal plan.

Trinity Law School

We offer 50% off our JD program for EFCA members. Proof of membership is required.