M.DIV SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION
This application page is ONLY for MDiv students attending PC(USA) seminaries. Any other applicants should use this page: http://www.synodsun.org/grants
PLEASE NOTE: This Scholarship is offered once a year for each academic year. Applications for the 2023 Scholarship will be accepted through January 16, 2023
The primary purpose of the Foundation’s scholarship program is to encourage a strong and continuing dedication toward theological study. Scholarships are awarded annually to cover one scholastic year, and an applicant may apply for scholarship aid for up to three years of scholastic study.
The following criteria must be met by each applicant:
You must be a member of a Presbyterian Church (USA) congregation within the four-state Synod of the Sun area: Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas
You must be certified as an Inquirer or Candidate under the care of the Committee on Preparation for Ministry (COPM) in your presbytery.
You should be planning to serve within the Presbyterian Church (USA) following graduation.
You will be a full-time student pursuing a Master of Divinity degree (MDiv) at a Presbyterian or Presbyterian-related (by covenant) theological school listed on the “Presbyterian Seminaries” page.
If you meet these four criteria, you can submit your application online.
The application process consists of furnishing the following documents:
Completion of online official scholarship application - Found Here
A COPM certification letter – Download
The Pastor Reference form – Download
An official transcript of your scholastic achievement
A one-page statement explaining your understanding of your call to the ministry and how you see yourself serving the Church upon graduation.
These paragraphs present a general summary of the type of information requested on the official scholarship application which can be found here.
Part I: Personal Information
Name, address, contact information, living arrangements, and relevant family information; Presbytery and home church information.
Part II: Financial Information
Information on sources of estimated income for the school year, and estimated expenses — as related to your seminary’s financial aid guidelines for budgeted expenses for the full school year. Data on current indebtedness and other scholarships/grants applied for.
PART III: Financial Resources Data
Applicants NEED NOT submit a completed FAFSA form. However, some of the questions can be answered from your FAFSA form. You will want to have that form in hand when completing the next section.
Part IV: Other Information
Any special circumstances surrounding your financial condition.
All application components must be received in the Synod office by January 16, 2023.
Synod of the Sun
445 E. FM 1382 - Ste 3-778
Cedar Hill, TX 75104