Ministry Fellowship

Scholarship Description

The Fund for Theological Education offers financial aid and a network of support for first-year seminarians pursuing vocations in ministry and theological scholarship. These fellowships provide assistance to outstanding candidates who might not otherwise have the means to complete their studies. The Ministry Fellowships provide support to enrich the preparation for pastoral ministry the summer after the first year of seminary. For the outstanding student entering a Master of Divinity program, FTEs Ministry Fellows Program provides the support needed for a serious exploration of ministry over the summer following the first year of seminary. The program encourages initiative and independent learning opportunities not routinely included in the seminary curriculum. It provides a network of mentoring support and guidance during the first year of seminary, culminating in a summer project of the seminarians own design - offering an early opportunity for creative preparation for ministry that is often not otherwise available so early in the journey. To apply for this program, you must be preparing to enter your first year of a Master of Divinity program in the fall at a seminary accredited by the Association of Theological Schools. (Youre not eligible if youre already enrolled for an M. Div., M.T.S., Th.M. or M.A.) You must be a U.S. or Canadian citizen 35 years of age or younger. You must already be demonstrating excellent abilities for ministry and a deep commitment to the life of the spirit and ministry as a career, as well as a record of high academic achievement. You must have a relationship with and dedication to a particular denomination of the Christian church. You must have a drive to understand others needs and act on their behalf. Finally, you must bring imagination, creativity, compassion, vision, a capacity for critical thinking, leadership, personal integrity and good communication skills to your work. Ministry Fellows are awarded up to $5,000 for ministry projects of their own design that promise to enrich their theological education during the summer after their first year in seminary. The fellowship also includes other special enrichment and extracurricular opportunities to further expand the fellows growth and education. Each fellow also attends two sessions of the FTE Conference on Excellence in Ministry, in the summer before the fellowship year and the summer afterwards. A stipend is provided for conference travel and expenses. Up to 40 Ministry Fellows will be named for the upcoming academic year. Applications are available now for online download, by fax and as printed copies. For more information about applying, contact Nikol Reed, Fellowships Administrator. For more information, contact:

Year of Need: 1st Year Grad,

Type: Merit Based

Num Awards: Up to 40

Min Award: Varies

Max Award: 5000

Deadline: 2022-12-31


Sponsoring Organization Fund for Theological Education, Inc.
825 Houston Mill Rd., Suite 250
Atlanta, GA 30329

Contact Person:

Phone: (404) 727-1450