Partners Scholarship Program
How do I apply for the Partners Scholarship
To apply for the scholarship, complete a Partners Scholarship Application, found on our website: www. erskine.edu/seminary. Select the Admissions tab, Financial Aid from the pull down menu, and scroll down the left to select Partners Scholarship Program Application. Once accepted into the program, you will be requested to provide the names and addresses of your “sponsoring or supporting team.” This team consists of you, your home church, and your individual sponsors. These are individuals who understand and support your calling to ministry, who will offer prayer for you, and who are willing to contribute financially to the scholarship fund to help you pursue your calling and commitment.
Who are the Sponsors?
Sponsors are individuals you know, such as relatives, neighbors, friends, and parishioners who agree to become members of your “sponsoring or supporting team.” They agree to contribute at least $40.00 per month for 12 months (September through August) to the Partners Scholarship Fund. Of course, it is hoped that most sponsors will renew their agreement each year that you participate in the program.
How much will I receive in the
As a Partners scholarship recipient, you will be awarded a full tuition scholarship for an academic year. You must renew your application and recruit sponsors each year that you participate.
How does the money given by my sponsoring team get to me?
The support given by your sponsoring team is directed to a restricted fund for the Partners Scholarship Program. Instead of you receiving direct support from your sponsoring team, you are given a full tuition scholarship for your participation in the Partners Scholarship program. This way, your sponsoring team is able to give on a tax-deductible basis, and you receive the award in the form of a scholarship.
What are the selection criteria for the program?
The scholarship recipients are selected based on their
individual commitment to the local church, academic
excellence, their calling to ministry, and their proven
leadership in ministry.
Are there other obligations I must meet?
Yes. Once every quarter you are asked to write a half to
full page thank you note to your sponsors updating them
on your studies at Erskine Theological Seminary. These
updates are included with the quarterly reports mailed to