On September 17, 1907, at what would later be called Phillips University, the first classes were offered to educate individuals preparing for vocations in Christian ministry. In the years that followed, the university, affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), provided education and an environment that prepared students from across the country to serve their congregations and communities.
Today, as part of honoring the university's legacy and commitment, the foundation offers a renewable, merit-based graduate seminary scholarship to full-time students who are pursuing a Masters of Divinity degree and committed the pastoral ministry in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Annual merit-based scholarships from $1250 to $4500 are awarded annually and can be renewed in following years. The scholarship can be applied to tuition, books, room and board, and similar educational expenses.
New applicants must be:
- enrolling as new, first-year, full-time students for the academic year at a theological institution related to the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ);
- have attained an undergraduate 4-year degree from an accredited institution
- have attained an undergraduate GPA of at least a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale;
- committed to pastoral ministry in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
- and show promise for transformative service to church and community.
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