Religious Scholars Program

published 2/26/2019

For the third year in a row, CM CARES will award up to $250,000 in scholarships to deserving graduate-level religious scholars. Fifty scholarship winners will each receive a $5,000 award that may be used to pay for tuition, fees, books or other costs of attending school during the 2019-20 academic year. We encourage students of all faiths to apply. Apply by April 15.

To be eligible for this scholarship, a student must:

  • Be enrolled full-time or part-time* in a graduate or doctorate degree program in theology, ministry, or other religious field of study at an accredited or conditionally accredited** theological seminary, college, or university for the 2019-20 academic year.
  • Maintain a GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent).
  • Be committed to entering the practice of full-time ministry in the United States.
  • Demonstrate personal impact through education, work experience, and volunteerism.
Each scholarship is a one-time, non-renewable award. Previous winners are not eligible. Applications are now open! Start here.

Sponsor: Church Mutual Insurance Company Foundation



Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church

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