Cleven Seminary Scholarship

Deadline

May 1

Criteria

For MDiv candidates who will be ordained in the ELCA. Must be a graduate of St. Olaf College.

Contact

Cleven Seminary Scholarship Office of Church Relations
St. Olaf College
Email
Phone: 507 786 8254
Address: 1520 St. Olaf Avenue Northfield, MN 55057-1098

Concordia College Pre-Seminary Scholarship

Deadline

April 15

Description

This scholarship is for a graduating Concordia College, Moorhead,  Senior with financial need for his / her first year at a theological seminary of his/her own choice. It is to be used for the year immediately following graduation from Concordia College. The student should provide a copy of the acceptance letter to the Seminary to Karen Lee at klee@cord.edu.

Deadline date could be extended beyond April 15th.  Contact Karen Lee to availability.

Contact

Karen Lee
Associate Director of Financial Aid
Concordia College
901 8th St S
Moorhead, MN  56562
218 299 3858

klee@cord.edu

Daniel R. Hoover Scholarship

Deadline

March 6

Criteria

Full-time students preparing for the ministry. Selection is based on academic merit, financial need and community service. The scholarship is renewable for up to three years.

Contact

Email
Website

Dora Maclellan Brown Seminary Scholarships

Deadline

Feb 15 ***No new scholarships in 2009. Hope to reinstate in 2010***

Criteria

Merit-based renewable scholarship for seminary study. Must be taking a Masters in Divinity or Theology. Applicants considering pulpit ministry preferred. Interview Required.

Contact

Chattanooga Christian Community Foundation
Website
Phone: 423 266 5257 
Address: 736 Market St, Suite 1706 Chattanooga, TN 37402-4503

Elmer O. and Ida Preston Educational Trust

Deadline

June 1

Criteria

Male seminary students in the MDIV program who are from Iowa. Students who were born in another state, but who have lived a year in Iowa, and have registered to vote and voted in Iowa may also apply.

Contact

David J.W. Proctor's Office
Elmer O. and Ida Preston Educational Trust
Address: 801 Grand Avenue, Suite 3700 Des Moines, IA 50309-2727

Elvine Sondreaal Septon Scholarship Fund

Deadline

April 14

Criteria

Priority will be given to students nominated from the membership of First Lutheran Church in Williston, ND and/or Grace Lutheran Church of Wildrose, ND, but only if those congregations subscribe to the Christian Doctrine as expressed in the Apostle's Creed, the Nicene Creed and the Athanasian Creed.

Contact

North Dakota Community Foundation
Address: PO Box 387 Bismarck, ND 58502-0387

ESA Foundation

Deadline

February 1

Criteria

Multiple scholarships with variety of criteria

Contact

Karla Kay Nicklaus
ESA Foundation State Counselor
Website
Email
Phone: 612 729 9376
Address: 3825 35th Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55406  kkn@usfamily.net

ESTARL(Eastern Star Training Awards for Religious Leadership)

Deadline

Varies

Criteria

Students preparing for leadership in a field or fields of religious service.

Contact

Contact your local Eastern Star chapter, or ESTARL Committee.

General Grant Chapter Order of the Eastern Star
Website
Address: 1618 New Hampshire Ave., NW Washington, DC 02009-2578

Federal Chaplaincy Ministries Scholarship

Description

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Fund for Leaders, Federal Chaplaincy Ministry Scholarship(s) Committee is receiving applications.  The Scholarship is a one-time award of $2,000.00 distributed in two payments during the school year.

 Are you a Full-Time Seminary Student attending an accredited (ELCA) seminary preparing for ministry as a Military, Veterans Administration (VA) or Federal Prison chaplain?

 

One of the primary goals of the ELCA Bureau of Federal Chaplaincies is to develop the next generation of Lutheran Chaplains.  Each year, we provide financial assistance to seminary students who are currently serving as chaplain candidates in the Air Force, Army, or Navy, or who are considering ministry in VA hospitals or in federal Bureau of Prisons.

 The ELCA Federal Chaplaincy Ministries (FCM) Scholarship program was established in 2015 with the first awards in 2016.  Funds to support the annual scholarship awards come from donations to the ELCA FUND FOR LEADERS, by individuals and military chapel communities and Lutheran congregations. 

Criteria

Eligibility requirements are:

Contact

Firnhaber Seminary Education Fund Scholarship

Deadline

October 31

Criteria

Any student who is enrolled to earn a Master of Divinity (M.Div.) degree from a seminary whose denomination shares pulpit and altar fellowship with the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America is eligible to receive a scholarship from the Firnhaber Seminary Education Fund. Priority is given to Triumphant Love Lutheran Church (Austin Texas), members attending Lutheran seminaries. Any seminary whose denomination shares pulpit and altar fellowship with the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America is eligible to receive a grant to support the mission of theological education. Potential uses include funding workshops or courses, participation in an international program, funding a visiting professor, independent study for a student or professor, or other program approved by the Endowment Committee. Only requests for efforts that further the education of seminarians are eligible.

Contact

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First Lutheran Church, Brookings SD Seminary Scholarship

Deadline

July 31

Description

Any ELCA student attending an ELCA Seminary in preparation for parish ministry, missionary service or ministry in music is eligible to apply for this Scholarship. The value of this scholarship will be determined in consultation with the FLC Foundation board, based on value of endowment.

Criteria

Students from all synods of the ELCA are eligible to apply, but preference will be based on the following: 1) Member of ELCA seeking a Masters Degree to serve a ministry of the ELCA 2) Preference will be given to applicants by geographic/congregational identity as follows: Member of a. First Lutheran Church in Brookings, SD b. Ascension Lutheran Church in Brookings, SD c. Medary Conference of the South Dakota Synod d. South Dakota Synod e. ELCA at large NOTE: If there is a student (or students) at level a, the scholarship will be granted fully at that level. If not, then level b will be used, and so on. 3) Should there be multiple applicants at one of these levels, evaluation will consider: a. Demonstrated Financial Need b. Call Story / Journey c. How and where they plan to serve the larger church (both geographically and in what capacity – MDiv, MA, MSM, etc) 4) Seminary Scholarship review team will include: a. Senior Pastor of First Lutheran, Brookings, SD b. Scholarship Review Committee of First Lutheran Church, Brookings, SD c. At large member of synod – either synod staff or clergyperson

Contact

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Fund for Theological Education

Deadline

Varies, usually March, April and May

Description

Click on 'fund finder' to access information on a variety of scholarships and grants.

Criteria

Varies

Contact

Website

GI Bill Educational Assistance

Criteria

Various GI Bill programs All information on website

Contact

Website
Phone: 888 GIBILL1

Glesne Scholarship

Deadline

May 1

Criteria

Full-time M.Div. St. Olaf graduate enrolled in Master of Divinity degree at Luther Seminary.  Both book and tuition scholarships are available.

Contact

St. Olaf College
Email
Phone: 507 786 8254
Address: Office of Church Relations 1520 St. Olaf Ave. Northfield, MN 55057

Best to send email to:  semscholar@stolaf.edu

Hinckley Fund Scholarships

Deadline

March 31

Description

Applicants chosen for final consideration will be interviewed by a member of the scholarship committee.

The Scholarship Committee may limit the number of scholarships awarded to students following the same career paths.

The Hinckley Fund requires that students who have been awarded a scholarship make a midterm report by December 15 and a final report by June 15 to the Hinckley Fund.

Criteria

The William and Alice Hinckley Fund scholarships will be awarded, primarily to graduate students from the San Francisco Bay Area. Financial need, career plans reflecting humanitarian concern, and good academic work are given priority by the selection committee.

Application are usually available from the church February 1. The deadline for receipt of complete applications is 5 pm March 31.

Email or Fax substitutions will NOT be accepted.

Contact

Wm & Alice Hinckley Fund
1st Unitarian Universalist Church of San Francisco
Address: 1187 Franklin St. San Francisco, CA 94109

Howard H. Klein Foundation

Deadline

Rolling

Criteria

Applicants must show interest in Christian education or involvement with the church, financial need, and prior academic performance. Recommendations from instructors, and possible interview.

Contact

Howard H. Klein Foundation
Address: 10515 Rodgers Road Houston, TX 77070

Ida Holland Missionary Scholarship

Deadline

March 1

Criteria

Resident of Bexar County, TX

Between ages of 18-24

Studying missionary work

Contact

First Presbyterian Church
Website
Address: 404 N Alamo San Antonio, TX 78205

International Order of the King’s Daughters and Sons Student Ministry Scholarship

Deadline

April 30

Criteria

Full-time M.Div. B average or better U.S. or Canadian citizen Make requests only between Jan 1 and Mar 31 You must also include a self-addressed stamped envelope.

Contact

Director, Student Ministry Department
Website
Address: P.O. Box 1040 Chautauqua, NY 14722-1040

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

Deadline

February 1

Criteria

Full-time student in first graduate degree program Undergraduate GPA 3.5+ Financial need College senior or graduated within last 5 years Must be nominated by faculty of undergraduate school.

Contact

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
Email
Website
Phone: 800 498 6478
Address: 2255 North Dubuque Road P.O. Box 4030 Iowa City, IA 52243-4030

Julie Ann Jones Memorial Theological Scholarship Trust

Deadline

January 31 for Spring SemesterAugust 31 for Fall Semester

Criteria

Theological Students Preference is given to applicants from Washington County, Texas and surrounding counties.

Contact

Sally M. Jones
Address: P.O. Box 382 Brenham, TX 77814