Duke Divinity School is committed to supporting a new generation of transformative leadership that mirrors and ministers to the changing demographic landscape in the U.S. and beyond.

All students admitted to the M.Div., M.T.S., M.A. in Christian Practice, D.Min., and Th.D. receive some scholarship support. In addition, there are special fellowship and scholarship opportunities that can increase the amount of support you receive.

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Latinx Studies Fellowship

Full-Tuition Scholarships for Residential M.Div. Students

In addition to receiving full-tuition scholarships, Latinx Studies fellows participate in signature programming tailored to their vocational aims, including mentoring, cohort-based professional formation and events, and the ability to earn the Certificate in Latinx Studies. Students are also eligible for funded field education placements through the Office of Field Education that provide financial support up to $40,000.

Rural Ministry Fellowships

Full Scholarships for UMC Students

Each year, Thriving Rural Communities awards full merit-based scholarships, sponsored by The Duke Endowment, to Duke Divinity School residential M.Div. students from the two United Methodist conferences in North Carolina who exhibit the gifts, passion, and signs of a calling to exceptional ordained leadership in rural United Methodist churches in the state.

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Financial Support for M.Div. Placements

Field Education Internships

In addition to scholarships, residential M.Div. students are eligible for paid field education internships paying $10,000 per placement through the Office of Field Education. Students are required to complete two placements, and have opportunities for more.  

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Other Scholarships and Fellowships

Support for Study

We award more than $9 million in institutional scholarship and grant support to 99 percent of our students. Learn more about other scholarships and fellowships that can help fund your studies.

External Scholarships

More Sources for Funding

Many local churches, conferences, or other governing bodies provide gifts and grants for theological education, such as ministerial education funds in the form of grants and/or service loans to our theological students. Students should apply to their home church, annual conference, presbytery, or other governing body. Our Office of Financial Aid will assist students with completing the required forms to receive such support. Generally, United Methodist students and students from other denominations must be under the care of the appropriate church body to be eligible for denominational support.

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