This scholarship fund supports racial-ethnic students pursuing ministry. Gifts given to this fund date back to the early 1800’s. Prioritizing thoughtful and theologically trained leaders was the vision for furthering faith communities throughout the denomination.
This same spirit continues to drive this scholarship fund today. To prioritize thought leaders of the Reformed Church in America, we believe we must continue providing funds toward advancing the leadership skills through theological seminary studies. If you are a racial-ethnic leader interested in pursuing theological training, this scholarship is for you. As a recipient of the scholarship fund, our expectation is that you will continue to lead, empower, and equip disciples of Christ for the Kingdom of God in the world today.
Scholarships will be granted to full ($2,000) and part-time students ($1,000) attending one of the RCA’s two theological institutions: New Brunswick Theological Seminary (NBTS) or Western Theological Seminary (WTS). Part-time and full-time status are defined by each theological agency. Applications to other seminaries may be considered, but RCA institutions and partnerships will be preferred.
A scholarship may be awarded to the same student multiple times during their course of study if they meet the criteria, reapply for the scholarship, and are selected. Leaders who meet the criteria below are strongly encouraged to apply.
The application deadline for the 2022-23 academic year is June 30, 2022.