OTHER FINANCIAL AID RESOURCES

THE INFORMATION LISTED ON THIS PAGE IS ACCURATE TO OUR KNOWLEDGE. DEADLINE DATES AND OTHER INFORMATION MAY CHANGE HOWEVER, SO YOU MUST CONTACT THE SOURCE OF THE AID FOR UP TO DATE INFORMATION. THE FUNDING AGENCIES ARE THE FINAL AUTHORITY ON HOW APPLICATION MUST BE MADE FOR AID.

GRANTS, LOANS & OTHER ASSISTANCE


INTERNET RESOURCES

The following are good starting points on the Internet for financial aid. Many of the internet sources may or may not fit your needs nor meet the requirements of Reformed Theological Seminary. Please feel free to consult with RTS Admissions Staff regarding ideas to finance your time of study at RTS.


CHATTANOOGA CHRISTIAN FOUNDATION

(INFORMATION UPDATED 1-12-99)

The Foundation provides Dora Maclellan Brown Scholarships to Christians who are theologically and biblically conservative are seeking a Master of Divinity or a Master of Theology degree at a theological seminary approved by the Foundation. Preference is given to Chattanooga-area residents who are candidates for pulpit ministry or the mission field. Applications must be submitted to the Foundation by February 15. Write to:

Chattanooga Christian Foundation
736 Market Street, Suite 1706
Chattanooga, TN 37402-4503
Or click on: http://www.cccfdn.org/ for an online application.



EASTERN STAR TRAINING AWARDS FOR RELIGIOUS LEADERSHIP (Estarl Awards)

(INFORMATION UPDATED 4-30-99)

Scholarships in varying amounts are available to students whose objectives are to become ministers, missionaries, directors of church music and directors of religious education. Applicants need not be of Masonic or Eastern Star afffiliation. Apply through local chapters.

North Carolina:
Dorothy Terry
PO Box 1777
Wendell, NC 27591

South Carolina:
Elizabeth Barnett
124 Savannah Dr.
West Columbia, SC 29169

Other local chapter contacts available through:

General Grand Chapter
Order Of The Eastern Star
1618 New Hampshire Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20009-2549

Brochures are available through the Charlotte admissions office.



FUND FOR THEOLOGICAL EDUCATION

(INFORMATION UPDATED 4-30-99)

DOCTORAL FELLOWS PROGRAM

Eligibility

The fellowship seeks to identify and support those African American students committed to providing leadership within theological education and those who would strongly consider a career in university teaching and research. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and seeking admission to their first year of a graduate program leading to the Ph.D. or Th.D. This program is specifically designed to increase the numbers of students enrolled in graduate programs, therefore students already enrolled may not apply.

Doctoral Fellowship recipients will receive the following: A stipend of up to $15,000. Fellowships are renewable for one additional year subject to evaluation of progress toward the degree. An invitation to attend a summer conference which engages the fellows with faculty and peers regarding contemporary issues facing theological education, scholarship, and university or seminary teaching.

Application procedures

Students should submit a completed Doctoral Fellows Application on or before the deadline of March 1. Applicants will be notified of fellowships awarded for the 1999-2000 academic by April 15. Fifteen fellowships will be awarded for the 1999-2000 year.

The deadline and applications for the 2000-2001 will be available in the fall of 1999 through:

The Fund for Theological Education, Inc.
The Expanding Horizons Partnership
825 Houston Mill Road, Suite 250
Atlanta, GA 30329-4211
phone: (404) 727-1450
fax: (404) 727-1490
e-mail: fte@thefund.org
website: http://www.thefund.org/

Ministry Fellows Program

FTE Ministry Fellowships are available to persons entering the first year of seminary education. Applications are received by individuals as well as nominations from theological schools. This fellowship does not supply a stipend for their seminary tuition. Ministry Fellows will be eligible for summer stipends for the development of their own gifts and passions for serving the church. FTE stipends will fund clinical experiences, internships, special travel seminars. language study, or research projects that promise to enrich Ministry Fellows’ theological education. Ministry Fellows will attend the Summer Conference of Excellence in Ministry. The deadline for applying is March 1. Please refer to the above listed address, phone #, website etc. for additional information including the 2000 deadline.



INTERNATIONAL ORDER OF THE KING'S DAUGHTERS & SONS

(INFORMATION UPDATED 4-30-99)

Eligibility

The Student Ministry Department directs a scholarship program granting financial aid through universities or seminaries to FULL-TIME GRADUATE students who are citizens of the United States or Canada and are studying for a Master of Divinity degree preferably with the purpose of becoming ministers of an organized congregation. Applicants must have a B average or better for all graduate and undergraduate work and must attend a school or seminary accredited by the Association of Theological Schools in the United States or Canada.

Process

Application requests are accepted January 1 through March 31 ONLY, and must be made by the applicant himself or herself and must include the following:

  • Stamped, self-addressed business envelope
  • Name of institution that has accepted you
  • Anticipated graduation date
  • How you found out about this scholarship

Send requests to:

Students Ministry Scholarship Department
Mrs. Thomas A. Rich, Jr.
3520 Wilmot Avenue
Columbia, S.C. 29205

Applications must be sent to Mrs. Thomas A. Rich, the director and must be postmarked no later than April 30. The awarded amount is not set but it is no more than $1,000 to be used toward tuition only for the academic year.



LEIGHTON F. SANDY'S FORD, JR. MEMORIAL FUND

(INFORMATION UPDATED 4-30-99)

The Sandy Ford Fund Scholarships are designed to help candidates who are already enrolled graduate study, who have a specific career in evangelism and/or missions, who have demonstrated leadership and spiritual maturity, and are under the age of 40. Consideration is also given to those attending special projects and seminars. The Fund has limited resources and is not able to meet all the requests. Submitting a screening application is no guarantee of funds.

Criteria for recipients includes a statement of personal faith, promise of effective leadership and service, evidence of spiritual maturity, integrity and character, academic record and a clear focus on a ministry in evangelism or missions. Financial need is not a primary consideration.

The Scholarship screening application form must be postmarked by January 31 and sent to:

The Sandy Ford Fund
PO Box 34769
Charlotte, NC 28234-4769
704-376-9541
fax-704-364-1243



ROOTHBERT FUND, INC.

(INFORMATION UPDATED 8-12-98)

AMOUNT: $1,500-$2000

QUALIFICATIONS OR CRITERIA FOR APPLYING:

The fund was created to help men and women who are primarily motivated by spiritual values who are in need of financial aid to further their education. Preference will be given to those who can satisfy high scholastic requirements and are considering teaching as a vocation.

LENGTH OF FUNDING: Yearly - Renewals considered in light of achievements during the previous year.

APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE: After Dec. 1 each year.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 1

APPLICATION INFORMATION: Applications may be requested in writing from: Secretary of the Fund
The Roothbert Fund, Inc.
475 Riverside Dr., Room 252
New York, NY 10115

Please send a self-addressed, stamped #10 envelope for a prompt reply.



DENOMINATIONAL GRANTS

Assistance available from denominations including:

American Baptist Church
American Baptist Board of Higher Education, Division of Christian Higher Education, Valley Forge, PA 19481

Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church
Assistance varies by presbytery. Students normally must be under the care of a presbytery to qualify for any aid. Contact the clerk of your presbytery for further information.

Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Division of Higher Education, 11780 Borman Drive, Ste. 100, St. Louis, MO 63146

Episcopal Church
The Episcopal Church Foundation encourages graduate work by those who would like to teach at an Episcopal seminary in the US. Each applicant must be a senior at a seminary in the Master of Divinity program and must be recommended by the dean and faculty of his seminary. Make application to:

The Graduate Fellowship Program, 815 Second Ave., New York, NY 10017

Evangelical Presbyterian Church
Andy Jumper Scholarship. Applications are available from any RTS Admissions Office or RTS Deans of Students.

Orthodox Presbyterian Church
Glen Coie Memorial Loan Fund, Committee on Christian Ed., 303 Horsham Road., Ste. G. Horsham, PA 19044.

Presbyterian Church in America
Assistance varies by presbytery. Students normally must be under the care of a presbytery to qualify for any aid. Contact the clerk of your presbytery for further information.

Presbyterian Church (USA)
Financial Aid for Studies, Vocation Agency, PC (USA), 100 Witherspoon St., Louisville, KY 40202

United Methodist Church
Board of Higher Education and Ministry, Office of Loans and Scholarships, P.O. Box 871, Nashville, TN 37202

 



ADDITIONAL SOURCES OF INFORMATION

Chronical Student Aid Manual
Chronical Guidance Publications, Inc., Monrovia, NY 13118

Foundation Grants to Individuals
Check your local public library for Foundation Center information, or write: The Foundation Center, 79 Fifth Street., Dept. HN, New York, NY 10003

Your public library
Your public library should have various resources on financial aid. When you ask for assistance, be sure to specify that you are looking for graduate degree program assistance. Most financial aid material is directed to the undergraduate level, but some resources will list help for graduate study.

 



This grant and scholarship information is made available as a service to students at RTS and does not in any way constitute or imply an endorsement by RTS of any organization identified herein.