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 for the remainder of the 2019 year will be awarded August 15th 2019. Those seeking the scholarship please submit a letter stating:

  1. Name

  2. Contact Details - address, phone, email

  3. Sponsoring Congregation(s)

  4. Seminary or Program attending

  5. Briefly discuss why you are seeking this scholarship.

  6. Briefly discuss where you understand God is leading you in ministry.

Funds will be distributed after the Regional Office receives confirmation from the school that the student is still enrolled as a student.

Send letter to:
Rev. Katrina Palan, Regional Minister

Deadline: July 31, 2019 Midnight CMT

General Eligibility

Undergraduate Student

  • 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.

Seminary Student

  • 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.

Help Support the Scholarship fund

Mail your donation to:

P.O. BOX 1986

Please mark your check "Christian Ministries Scholarship Fund."