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Lead on. We're with you.

For those who’ve heard God’s call to leadership, we’re here to make the journey with you, connecting you with what you need to flourish as difference-makers. That’s our commitment as the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry. GBHEM.

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Diaconia Fellowship

For deacons (in full or provisional membership) and diaconal ministers who plan to teach or serve as an administrator in a school of theology, college, or university or in another institution or agency of the church. Awards of up to $10,000 (based on applicant’s budget and study plans) made annually to graduate students selected for their intellectual competence, academic achievements, promise of usefulness, personal qualities, and clarity of spiritual purpose and commitment. Applicant must be a full-time doctoral student in an accredited academic institution and have been accepted for work in a doctoral program (preferably Ph.D.) prior to the year for which the award is granted in an institution.  Applicant must demonstrate academic ability and financial need. Visit the Loans & Scholarships page to apply.

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2019 Spring Loan Application available:
Dec. 13, 2018 – May 2, 2019

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2019 Scholarship Application
Jan. 3 – Mar. 7, 2019