Northwest Nazarene University is committed to preparing ministry leaders for the twenty-first century.

Faced with the reality that a large number of ministry candidates are entering full-time Christian service with a heavy student loan debt, NNU is making a substantial commitment to offer vital assistance to undergraduate Nazarene ministerial students through its Ministerial Loan & Scholarship Program.

Recently, NNU's board of trustees reported the successful completion of the university's Ministerial Loan & Scholarship initiative, raising $3 million of endowed scholarship support. This year alone, that support generated $156,000 in hard dollar departmental aid to students in the School of Theology & Christian Ministries.

Undergraduate students who qualify for this program have the potential of receiving up to $19,000 in conditional grants, significantly reducing the amount of student loan debt they must incur.

This program is available to all undergraduate students entering NNU who select a major within the School of Theology & Christian Ministries and who plan on vocational ministry within the Church of the Nazarene.

In addition to this excellent scholarship opportunity, there are literally scores of other departmental scholarships available to undergraduates through both the Departments of Religion and Philosophy. Applications for these undergraduate scholarships are made through the School of Theology & Christian Ministries each Spring.

Additionally, our Master of Arts programs in Christian Education, Pastoral Ministry, and Spiritual Formation as well as our Master of Divinity offer discounts to assigned ministers. Likewise, our Online Ministerial Course of Study programs are affordably priced at a substantial savings for those in ministry. For more information about financial assistance offered by NNU in either of these programs, please click on the appropriate program in our menu.