Opal Dancey Memorial Foundation exists to provide funds for seminary students to pursue their call to pulpit ministry.
The grant application must be completed online. No hard copy applications or letters of recommendation will be accepted by the Foundation. All applicants that have not received a grant may apply again, however, they must complete a new application.
All applications must be received April 15th to be considered. References must be completed by April 15 as well.
Eligibility: ?Grants are awarded for the study of a Master of Divinity degree only. No grants will be awarded for any other course of study.
To be eligible, the candidate must be a full time student and fulfill one of the following three requirements:
1. Plan to attend an accredited theological seminary located within the Great Lakes region
2. Plan to attend Asbury Theological Seminary
3. Be a resident of the Great Lakes region or have been a resident for at least 2 years of a Great Lakes state. In this situation the applicant can attend an accredited theological seminary outside of the Great Lakes region.
The Great Lakes region is considered the following:
Any ELCA student attending Luther Seminary from Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Rochester, MN, Southeastern Minnesota Synod, or from a foreign country, in preparation for parish ministry is eligible to apply
Request application by Dec. 15Due by Jan 31.
From country other than US/Canada Full-time grad student in US/Canada Full year remaining Promise to return to home country
P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship Fund
Phone: 515 255 3153
Address: P.E.O. Executive Office 3700 Grand Ave. Des Moines, IA 50312-2899
Women Graduate Students who are enrolled full time and making satisfactory progress.
P.E.O. Executive Office
Phone: 515 255 3153
Address: 3700 Grand Ave. Des Moines, IA 50312-2899
PC (USA) women who are members of churches within the Presbytery of the Twin Cities Area and are inquirers or candidates under care of presbytery, in MDiv or specialized ministry degree program.
Presbyterian Women Presbytery of the Twin Cities Area
Address: 122 W. Franklin Ave., Suite 508 Minneapolis, MN 55404
Mar 31 - No Scholarship for 2009
Award amounts vary depending on financial need and the recipient’s plan of study.
Applicants must be full-time degree students preparing for church occupations at either the seminary or graduate levels. Preference will be given to students under care of the Presbytery of Chicago.
Presbytery of Chicago
Phone: 312 243 8300
Address: 100 South Morgan Street Chicago, IL 60607
The Lydia Fund seeks to equip evangelical women for leadership in the PC(USA). Applicants must be female MDiv students involved in the candidate process of the PC(USA).
Applicants must be racial ethnic students whose permanent residence is within the bounds of the Synod of Lakes and Prairies. Be an active member in a congregation of the PCUSA, and be studying for preparation for ministry in the PCUSA or in a related ecumenical organization. Applicants must be enrolled at least half-time, in good academic standing, making progress toward a degree, and able to demonstrate financial need.
Committee on Racial Ethnic Ministry at the Synod Office
Phone: 800 328 1880
Online applications available at http://www.springfieldfoundation.org/guidelines.html
For Lutherans of any age residing/rostered in the Southern Ohio Synod seeking religious educational opportunities including seminary study, full or part time. Members of Trinity Lutheran Church, Springfield, Ohio receive special consideration.
The Springfield Foundation
Phone: 937 324 8773
Address: 4 West Main Street Suite 825 Springfield, OH 45502
Student must complete application and return to the Office of Financial Aid no later than July 1 of each year.
MDiv candidates who hold membership in a Lutheran Congregation in Wisconsin. Based on financial need. Student must be enrolled full-time, and be a candidate for ordination. Not available for internship.
Complete application must also be accompanied by a letter from student's pastor verifying the student's church membership in Wisconsin.
Siebert applicants must complete the Luther Seminary Application as well as the Federal Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Siebert Lutheran Foundation
Phone: (414) 257-2656
Address: 2600 N. Mayfair Rd. Suite 390 Wauwatosa, WI 53226
Mar 1 of each year.
Applications online at www.fummwa.affiniscape.com
Member of UMC or employed by UMC. Each year the Fellowship awards up to five scholarships for higher education. All applicants must be students planning a career in church music and/or worship arts.
Fellowship of United Methodists in Music and Worship Arts
Provide financial support to a student who has battled a form of cancer or witnessed a loved one receiving treatment.
Must be a "Green Card" holder or naturalized citizen or have two parents who are naturalized citizens as of the date of your application. May not be older than 30 as of November 1, of the year you are applying. In first or second year of graduate study.
Openly Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender United Church of Christ seminarians
The William R. Johnson Scholarship Parish Life and Leadership Ministry Team
Phone:216 736 3849 OR 866 822 8224
Address: 700 Prospect Ave. E Cleveland, OH 44115-1100
Varies from Feb 1 to May 15
General Criteria for MDiv or Doctoral students Membership in a UCC congregation for at least one year prior to receiving a scholarship Enrollment in a course of study leading to ordained ministry In-care of an Association or Conference at time of application At least a "B" average maintained Agrees to serve in the UCC or a partner church on completion of seminary Demonstrates leadership ability through participation in local church, Association, Conference, or academic environment
United Methodist women over 35 with B.A. or equivalent Certified candidate for elder’s orders Full time in MDiv program
Division of Ordained Ministry Georgia Harkness Scholarship Award
Phone: 615 340 7409
Address: PO Box 340007 Nashville, TN 37203-0007