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.

L&S Quick Links

Apply for a Loan

2018 Spring Loan Application available:
Dec. 13, 2017 - May 2, 2018

2018 Fall Loan Application available:
May 4 - Nov. 15, 2018

Pay my Loan

Apply for a Scholarship
2018 Scholarship Application opens Tuesday, January 3, 2018 - March 7, 2018.

Scholarship Portal
For other scholarship opportunities within The United Methodist Church, visit the scholarship portal.

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