Christian Ministries Scholarship Fund
The Christian Ministries Scholarship Fund provides financial assistance for those preparing for Christian Ministries, both in seminary and undergraduate education. This fund is primarily aimed at supporting those persons from the Christian Church of Mid-America (CCMA) Region who are preparing for the Christian ministries. Womens Ministry/CWF and the receipts from local congregations establish this fund that provides gifts as grants in aid to the recipients.
From where does the money come? From 1956-57 until 1968 the Christian Women's Fellowship groups in Missouri were the primary supporters of this fund. Since 1961 the annual support of this fund has exceeded $4,000. As of 1969, resources were expanded to include monies from local congregations. Therefore, this fund is now a total church opportunity.
Grants are made for the academic year. A check for 1/2 of the grant is made for the fall term and 1/2 for the spring term after the Regional Office receives confirmation from the school that the student is still enrolled as a student.
Applications must be returned to the Northeast office (address below) by June 30.
- Must be a member of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).
- Current affiliation with a local congregation within the Mid-America Region of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) or serving a congregation in the Region.
- Preference is given to those attending an accredited seminary.
- Continued eligibility will depend upon further need and academic standing.
- Both full time and part time seminary and undergraduate students are eligible.
- High school grades must be such that the student is not on probation for the freshman year.
- Gifts are made only if a student has declared to the Commission on the Order of Ministry of the Christian Church of Mid-America their intent to enter the Christian ministry.
- Upper-class undergraduates will be given preference, although consideration will be given to other undergraduate students with limited resources.
- College credits must be acceptable for graduate study in an accredited seminary.
- Gifts are made only if a student has declared their intent to enter the Christian ministry and met with the Commission on the Order of Ministry of the Christian Church of Mid-America.
- Gifts shall be limited to graduate students who are working toward a graduate degree in Christian ministries.