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Transforming the Leadership of the Church through Scholarships & Relationships

Since 1857 Over 5000 Seminarians Have Been Funded By SIM

The Society for the Increase of the Ministry has closed the application process for scholarships for the 2019-2020 academic year. Please check back with us in Spring 2020.

Below please find the information you will need to determine whether you are eligible, application links, criteria for selection, and timetables for each award category.

There will be three types of scholarship awarded this year:

The SIM Merit Scholar Award

The Becoming Beloved Community Scholarship

The SIM Named Scholarship Award

The Becoming Beloved Community Scholarship

Eligibility/Criteria:
A history of engagement or strong call to the ministries of justice and reconciliation; or as a contributor to the cultural diversification of the church.


The SIM Merit Scholar Award

Eligibility/Criteria:
Nomination by your bishop.
Outstanding academic achievement.
Qualities of spiritual and theological depth, history of leadership, gifts for innovation.


Named Scholarships for non-traditional students

Eligibility/Criteria:
For any first year non-traditional theological student...
Particular access for those pursuing a non-traditional path of theological education in preparation for service in small congregations..