Full Tuition Exploratory Year Scholarship for UCC students
Meeting in St. Louis on May 2nd and 3 the Eden Seminary Board of Trustees initiated scholarship covering full tuition for an “exploratory year” for entering United Church of Christ Master of Divinity students. The scholarship affirms Eden’s historic engagement with the United Church of Christ. The board chair, Virginia Toliver, said “Eden trustees are opening a way for women and men eager to explore God’s call to ministry but restricted because of finances. Although the trustees want very much to open such a scholarship to the broad ecumenical community, we haved acted today to begin with Eden’s core church relationship—the UCC.”
To qualify for the 2012-2013 full tuition scholarship, students must apply and be admitted to the Master of Divinity program at Eden. In addition, they must be a member of a United Church of Christ congregation and become a member in discernment with an association of the United Church of Christ during the first year of study. Students receiving the scholarship must be involved in a contextual education placement. The exploratory year scholarship is for first year students only. Scholarship monies will be available in the second and third years in accordance with the seminary financial aid policy.
The Reverend Carol Shanks, Director of Admissions at Eden says: “We speak so often to members of the United Church of Christ who want to go to seminary, but just don’t think they can afford it. With this scholarship, folks will be able to come and see that first year if seminary is right for them.” For more information about this scholarship and making application for the Master of Divinity contact Rev. Shanks at 314-918-2501 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.