John Haynes Holmes Memorial Fellowships (of up to $2500) are awarded yearly to seminary students aspiring to the Unitarian Universalist parish or religious education ministry by a committee of the Community Church of New York. To obtain application materials, contact the Community Church of New York, 40 East 35th Street, New York, New York 10016. Phone: 212.683.4988; email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The John Haynes Holmes Memorial Fund Committee provides annual fellowships for Unitarian Universalist undergraduate or graduate students enrolled full-time and/or part-time at a postsecondary institution. Students must be preparing for careers in teaching or ministry in the denomination. Awards typically range from $500.00 to $2,500.00. The memorial fund honors Dr. John Haynes Holmes, who served as senior minister of the Community Church from 1907-1949 and was a prominent social activist and a founding member of the NAACP and ACLU.
The Justin Haruyama Ministerial Scholarship was established in memory of the Rev. Justin Haruyama of the Japanese America United Church (JAUC). The mission of the Haruyama Scholarship is to support Japanese or Japanese-American students who are in the master of divinity program or other ministerial preparation programs and are considering becoming ordained pastors or missionaries to serve Japanese or Japanese-American churches. For details, please visit the JAUC website.
The Northern Baptist Education Society is seeking American Baptist students who are enrolled in a master of divinity program or similar program preparing them for full-time Christian ministry. Students interested in applying for the scholarship should pick up the application form from Julie Field in the HDS Office of Financial Aid. Students must have a letter of support/endorsement from their home church on file with the society.
The Paulist Center has a commitment to support lay students in the Boston area who are pursuing graduate theological and pastoral study for ministry in the Church. The Paulist Center offers a grant of $700-$1,000 to an active Roman Catholic lay student. The grant is to be applied to tuition for a first-level graduate theological and pastoral degree program (MDiv, MTS, MA in pastoral ministry, or equivalent). The award is open to any layperson after successful completion of her/his first year of a master's-level degree program in a Boston Theological Institute (BTI) School. Please email Patrica Simpson for application requirements.
The Rooks Scholarship is available annually to members of the United Church of Christ who are African American, Hispanic American, Asian American, Native American Indian or Pacific Islander and are pursuing a PhD, ThD, or EdD. For more information on scholarship requirements and deadlines, please visit the United Church of Christ website.
The Rooks Scholarship is available annually to members of the United Church of Christ who are African American, Hispanic American, Asian American, Native American Indian, or Pacific Islander. For more information on scholarship requirements and deadlines, please visit the United Church of Christ website.
The Cannon Endowment Scholarship Fund for Seminarians Pursuing Military Chaplaincy was established in 1992 through a gift from Dr. Clinton Cannon, an army retiree and lay member of the Washington North Idaho Conference of the United Church of Christ.
The Cannon Scholarship provides financial assistance to seminarians who are preparing to become military chaplains. For more information on scholarship requirements and deadlines, please visit the United Church of Christ website.
The Harold Wilke Scholarship, established in 1981 by the Board of World Ministries, predecessor body to Wider Church Ministries, honors the life and ministry of the Rev. Dr. Harold Wilke, a devoted minister, disability advocate, and pioneer. Annual scholarships are available to assist gifted persons with disabilities and/or those directly involved in ministry to persons with disabilities. For more information on scholarship requirements and deadlines, please visit the United Church of Christ website.
The Rev. Dr. Hector E. Lopez Scholarship for Latina and Latino UCC Seminarians prepares Latinas and Latinos to be future ministers, educated in the socially and theologically progressive seminaries of the UCC, who will return to lead vital congregations and minister to Latino constituencies, multicultural communities, and the whole church. For more information on scholarship requirements and deadlines, please visit the United Church of Christ website.
The W. B. Small Trust scholarship is offered to a full-time Christian student working on a master of divinity degree at an accredited seminary who has a strong Iowa connection and a goal of ordained ministry. The scholarship is $2,500 per year (renewable up to a three-year total) and is awarded on both merit and financial need. If you are interested in applying, please visit the Office of Financial Aid to pick up a copy of the application. For further information contact Joan M. Youngblut at email@example.com.
In 1999, the predecessor body to Local Church Ministries, The Board for Homeland Ministries, created a scholarship for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender United Church of Christ seminarians in honor of William R. Johnson, the first openly gay man ordained in the United Church of Christ. The scholarship was established as a concrete way of affirming the long-standing conviction of the United Church of Christ that sexual orientation should not be a barrier to ordination. To qualify for this scholarship, students must be open about their sexual orientation, enrolled in an ATS-accredited seminary, and have proof of both local membership in a United Church of Christ church and of In Care status. First-time applicants must exhibit exceptional academic ability typically demonstrated by a 3.0 GPA or better while in seminary. Specific written recommendations are also required. The scholarship is available to second- and third-year students. Scholarship awards typically will be in the $2,500 range. For more information on scholarship requirements and deadlines, please visit the United Church of Christ website.