New in 2020: A limited amount of funds has been set aside for students entering the Kairos program throughout the year. There is no application deadline for new Kairos students. Scholarship applications will be reviewed when they are received.
Scholarships are awarded each year to seminary students showing exceptional promise or achievement in preparation for ordained ministry in the United Methodist Church. In previous years, over $100,000 has been available for distribution. Scholarship amounts are dependent upon the number of applicants and funds available. Applications for students attending traditional seminiaries are due by April 1st and applicants are notifed of decisions in May.
- Applicants must be certified candidates for ministry in the United Methodist church at the time scholarships are distributed.
- Applicants must be enrolled or intend to enroll during the coming academic year in a seminary accredited by the United Methodist Church University Senate and/or in Kairos.
- Applicants must intend to serve in the Dakotas Annual Conference for a minimum of five (5) years following receipt of this scholarship.
Preference will be given to candidates who have an established connection to the Dakotas Conference or who can demonstrate the intent to establish such a connection.
Application Instructions: All materials must be submitted at the same time.