Because of our generous donors, Palmer is able to offer many scholarships to our students. Many of them are listed below. To apply for one of these or to request that we identify an award appropriate for you, complete this application today!

Belvin Scholarship

The Belvin Trust Scholarship was established to support Native American degree students at Palmer Seminary. If you identify as Native or Indigenous American and are enrolled in any of our degree programs, you are encouraged to apply for this award. Apply for the scholarship today!

Bouder Scholarship


The Bouder Scholarship was established to support pastors who are seminary students. A one time award ($500-$1,000) may be granted to incoming senior pastors.​​​​​​​

Bowen Scholarship


American Baptist students are eligible to receive scholarship assistance from the Bowen Charitable Trust. Preference is given to those who reside in the West Virginia region. Depending on the financial needs of applicants, these awards may cover housing, books, and fees in addition to tuition. For more information, contact the Bowen Charitable Trust, c/o West Virginia Baptist Convention, P.O. Box 1019, Parkersburg, WV 26102. Phone: 304-422-6449. Apply for the scholarship today!

Brauch Scholarship


The Brauch Scholarship, named after New Testament scholar and former Palmer President, Manfred T. Brauch, is awarded to incoming students each academic year. The scholarship covers 40 percent of tuition at Palmer. Students are representatives of the seminary and must maintain a 3.3 GPA. Learn more about the Brauch Scholarship and how to apply.

Campolo Scholarship

​​​​​(MTS or MDIV ONLY)

The Campolo Scholarship invests in the education, training, and spiritual formation of servant-leaders for the Church, Christian ministries, and the public sphere. Awards up to 51% of tuition ($5,000/year for full-time student). Learn more about the Campolo Scholarship and how to apply.

Oscar Remick Fellowship


$2,000 is awarded for one academic year to accepted Eastern University alumni entering a program in the academic year following their undergraduate graduation. 

Mary Foehl Scholarship

Because of the generosity of Mary Foehl, a long time member of the Women's Auxiliary at the seminary, we are able to offer a limited number of 100% tuition scholarships in support of new students for 2024-25 who are emerging leaders (35 years or younger) and part of an ABCUSA congregation and studying in one of the designated Master's degree programs. Apply for the scholarship today.

Presidential Scholarship


Each year, Palmer awards one Presidential Scholarship to an incoming student in the Master of Divinity program. This scholarship covers the entire cost of tuition for the first year. To be considered, students must have a 3.5 GPA or higher. Apply for the scholarship today!

Sider Scholarship


The Sider Scholarship, named after professor Ron Sider, covers half the cost of tuition at Palmer. The scholarship is awarded on a yearly basis and is renewable by mutual agreement between scholars and The Sider Center, as long as she or he is enrolled part-time, maintains a 3.3 GPA, and works 8-10 hours with The Sider Center at Palmer Seminary. Learn more about the Sider Scholarship and how to apply.