Beloved Community Scholars Program
Application Deadline: Jan. 31, 2017
The Beloved Community Scholars Program is committed to developing Christian Public Leaders who form and lead communities with prophetic imagination around issues of social, climate, economic, and racial justice concerns for all people.
Sculpture: Living Hope of the Resurrection,
The Garden of the Resurrection, Luther Seminary.
Biblically, we see Jesus’ witness to his own call and we bear witness to the work of the Spirit calling us to a similar ministry [Luke 4:18-19, NRSV]:
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,
because he has anointed me
to bring good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives
and recovery of sight to the blind,
to let the oppressed go free,
to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”
The Beloved Community Scholars Program is facilitated by the Contextual Learning team at Luther Seminary. Participants in this program will demonstrate an unflinching commitment to understanding theology, praxis and the intersectionality of race and culture.
Scholarship Awards and Promises
The Beloved Community Scholars (BCS) will follow a cohort model beginning the fall academic year 2017-2018.
BCS scholarship recipients will consist of first year students from various ethnic, racial and cultural backgrounds and will receive at minimum 60 percent, up to full tuition scholarship to Luther Seminary, renewable each year up to the completion of one degree program; Master of Arts (M.A.) or Master of Divinity (M.Div.). Applicants need to enroll as residential students to be eligible for this program.
Once enrolled at Luther Seminary, Beloved Community Scholars will participate in BCS-sponsored activities, academic advising, tutorial services, financial counseling and mentor programs provided by Luther Seminary as deemed necessary to support the successful completion of their degree program.
To be considered for the Beloved Community Scholars Program
- Download and read the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s 1967 essay, The World House.
- Complete application for admission including all required documents by Jan. 31, 2017.
- Complete scholarship application including all required documents by Jan. 31, 2017. Make sure to indicate your interest in the Beloved Community Scholars Program on the scholarship application form.
- Participate in Scholarship Weekend, Feb. 26-27, 2017.
Invitations for Scholarship Weekend are sent to qualifying applicants when their application materials are complete and reviewed.
Apply for Beloved Community Scholars Program