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Keesee Scholarship

The Charles B. Keesee Educational Fund, Inc. was established in 1941 by Mr. and Mrs. Charles B. Keesee of Martinsville, Virginia, for the purpose of aiding worthy men and women to obtain an education. The Fund is administered by a Board of Trustees who consider requests for aid and determine an applicant’s eligibility. This scholarship is ideal for students involved in the residential Monday-only-classes program.

Applicant requirements

  • You must be a citizen of the United States of America.
  • You must be a resident of Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, or West Virginia for a minimum of twelve months immediately prior to entering any educational institution. You cannot establish residency while you are a student. The Trustees reserve the right to determine residency.
  • You must be preparing to enter the Baptist ministry or religious work in the Baptist denomination as defined on page 5 of the application and determined by the Board of Trustees.
  • You must be a member of a Baptist church.
  • You must attend classes on the main campus of the institution. Aid is not available for off-campus courses, independent courses, conferences, workshops, seminars or individualized courses.
  • Students may take one required online course to be counted toward the hours required to receive the Keesee grant.

Eligible Degrees at the John W. Rawlings School of Divinity at Liberty University

  • Masters of Divinity
  • Masters of Arts in Theological Studies
  • Masters of Arts in Christian Ministry
  • Master of Arts in Religion
  • Master of Arts in Global Studies
  • Doctor of Ministry
  • Master of Arts in Biblical Exposition

You must reapply each year you wish to receive a grant. Grants are available for a maximum of 8 semesters for an eligible Master’s degree, 6 semesters for the DMIN.


Part-time students carrying at least one-half of a full course load may apply.


Submitting an application is not a guarantee that you will receive a grant.