Congregational Fellowship 2011, USA

Congregational Fellowship

Study Subject :  Arts

Employer :  The Fund for Theological Education

Level :  Masters

The Congregational Fellowship enables a congregation to provide significant financial support for a student during his or her first year of seminary.

This matching grant program doubles a congregation’s investment in the theological education of a young person whose call to ministry it has helped to cultivate.

Congregational Fellowships are for students entering their first year in a full-time Master of Divinity program.

How the program works

  • The nominating congregation commits $1,000 – $5,000 toward the cost of the student’s first year.
  • If the student is selected for the fellowship, FTE matches the congregation’s commitment dollar for dollar, up to $5,000.


To be considered, you must be nominated by a congregation.

The FTE Congregational Fellowship substantially reduces the cost of a student’s first year in seminary, providing funds for tuition and living expenses.

More importantly, it enables a congregation to give a tangible expression of abundant support and confidence in a young person’s calling as he or she takes a significant step toward becoming a minister.

To be eligible for the Congregational Fellowship you must be :

  • entering the first year of a full-time Master of Divinity program at a seminary accredited by the Association of Theological Schools. (You are not eligible if you plan to or are already enrolled for M.T.S., Th.M., or M.A. degree program.)
  • a U.S. or Canadian citizen
  • age 35 years or younger
  • able to participate in all fellowship activities

Congregational Fellows must be nominated by a congregation. As part of the application package, a candidate’s nomination should be submitted by the congregation that will make the financial commitment required for the fellowship.

Fellowship Application Deadline for Congregational Fellowship : April 1, 2011