Children of PCA Pastors or Missionaries Can Receive a 4 Year/Full Tuition Scholarship!

This is an incredible offer to dependents of Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) Pastors and Missionaries. 

Your son or daughter may attend Belhaven tuition free if they enroll as a new student this coming academic year.  This is a value of $28,000 a year – so if your child is a freshman and will study with us for four years, that's a gift totaling $112,000.  This scholarship is for new freshman or new transfer students.

In normal times we cannot provide a grant of this magnitude for PCA pastors and missionaries. But the world has never seen a time like this, and Belhaven University is taking this bold step to help you and your family as you help our churches recover from this intense time.

There are some details for how this will work.

  • A full-tuition scholarship is for PCA pastors' children enrolling for the first time full-time in our traditional academic program on campus no later than January 2025. This scholarship is not available for our online undergraduate, master, or doctoral degree programs.
  • We will help you apply for grants they might be eligible to receive from the federal or state government. After those grants are awarded, Belhaven University will cover the balance of their total. All you'll need to pay is their fees, books, room, and board – and there may even be subsidized federal loans available for those costs.
  • We will require your son or daughter to live on campus because we want their influence to enrich our student experience. After their 21st birthday, they may live off-campus, although $3,500 will be deducted from this scholarship if they do so. 
  • To be eligible for this scholarship, the pastor must spend the majority of their day in ministry work and receive at least half their income from church-related employment.

This full-tuition scholarship for your son or daughter even gets better with two unique offerings provide for all our traditional students at Belhaven.

  1. We advise our freshmen students to consider pursuing a double major to become more broadly prepared for their careers. To encourage students to take on this extra work, we provide the 5th year tuition-free if their double major pushes into five years of
  2. Because of the toughness of dealing with Covid, we provide our students with a tuition-free online master's degree after completing their undergraduate degree. Even students transferring for the second two years (minimum of 60 hours) of their undergraduate degree may receive this tuition-free master's degree. This is a $15,000 to $25,000 value.

If you would like to discuss the complete details of this scholarship, please call or email Michael Hawkins, Director of Admission. He can answer questions, arrange a campus tour, and start the enrollment process at, 601-968-5940.

We are thankful for all you're doing to bring the love and hope of Christ to your community.

We are sending this offer to all PCA senior pastors and their corresponding church offices.


Contact Us

Office of Admission

Phone: 601-968-5940

Mailing Address:
1500 Peachtree Street, Box 153
Jackson, MS 39202

For campus visit:
Jimmy Hood Welcome Center
855 Riverside Drive
Jackson, MS 39202

Fax: 601-300-2932

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