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Charles B. 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. 

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 in the application and as determined by the Board of Trustees.
  • You must be a member of a Baptist church.
  • You must attend at least one class on the main campus of the institution, a hybrid class, an equip class, class at an extension center, practicum or mentored internship class each semester. A hybrid class must meet on campus at least once during the semester to qualify. If you miss the on-campus portion of the hybrid class, the class is treated as online for Keesee grant purpose. 
  • Students may take one required online course to be counted toward the hours required to receive the Keesee grant.

Eligible Degrees at the Theological Seminary at Liberty University

  • Masters of Divinity
  • Masters of Arts in Biblical Exposition
  • Masters of Arts in Biblical Studies 
  • Master of Arts in Christian Ministry 
  • Master of Arts in Church Planting 
  • Master of Arts in Global Studies
  • Master of Arts in Religion 
  • Master of Arts in Theological Studies
  • Doctor of Ministry
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Theology and Apologetics (residential program only)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Biblical Studies (residential program only)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Theology (residential program only)

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 D.Min and Ph.D.

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

To view the full list of applicant requirements, please visit the Keesee website. Email for further questions.