Scholarships for Chaplains

The General Board of Higher Education has established the Coleman, Tyson & Seikman Correctional Ministries Scholarship Endowment Fund to assist:

  • Endorsed chaplains seeking to complete the requirement for professional certification to serve as chaplains in correctional ministries.

  • Persons preparing to meet the requirements for endorsement to gain certification and training to serve as chaplains in correctional ministries.

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The Fred Heather Fund has been established by the Heather family and the DOM/UMEA to assist:
  • Endorsed persons seeking to complete requirements for professional certification, engage in advanced training appropriate to their endorsed setting, or enroll in ACPE Supervisory CPE training toward certification as an ACPE Supervisor.

  • Persons preparing to meet requirements for endorsement to gain certification and training in areas of specialized ministry.

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DOM/UMEA's EIST-CPE Fund, funded by the World Communion Sunday offerings, is used to provide stipends for racial and ethnic minority persons involved in all levels of ACPE-accredited Clinical Pastoral Education.

  • Ethnic endorsed or potentially endorsed persons seeking to complete requirements for professional certification, engage in advanced training appropriate to their endorsed setting, or enroll in ACPE Supervisory CPE training toward certification as an ACPE Supervisor.

  • Ethnic persons preparing to meet requirements for endorsement to gain certification and training in areas of specialized ministry.

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This fund is administered by The United Methodist Higher Education Foundation. 

The Reverend Samuel Grover Powell served as a chaplain in the United States Air Force for 28 years. He believed that “Military people deserve the best qualified chaplains, for they are not only serving God, but their country.” This scholarship fund was established by Chaplain Powell’s family and friends after his death on August 13, 1980.

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