Congratulations to the 2016 Scholarship
Omaha Presbyterian Seminary
THE APOLLOS PROGRAM
Gary S. Eller, President of the Omaha Presbyterian Seminary Foundation has announced the recipients of Apollos
Scholarship awards for this year, continuing the Foundation tradition of supporting seminary students who are
pursuing a Master of Divinity degree and seeking to become ordained pastors in the Presbyterian Church
(USA). The Foundation has provided support to
seminarians since 1954 and has awarded more than $4 million directly to students.
Distinguished Award Winners
honoring former Foundation leaders provide the seminary students with $6,000 annually during the academic
year. The 2016-17 scholars selected for
special recognition are:
(William L. Mulford Scholarship)
Ms. Are is beginning her Senior year
at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia. She is a member
of Village Presbyterian Church in Prairie Village, Kansas, and the Heartland Presbytery oversees her preparation
Paul Jun Young
(Robert K. Adams Scholarship)
Mr. Kim is entering his second year as a Middler
at Princeton Theological Seminary in
Princeton, New Jersey this fall. He is under the care of
Eastern Korean Presbytery and is a member of Praise Presbyterian Church of Somerset, New
Samual Vincent Schlundt
(Eugene C. Dinsmore Scholarship)
Mr. Lundquist is just beginning his seminary education
as a first year Junior at San Francisco Theoloical Seminary in San
Anselmo, California. He
is a member of Mission Bay Community Church in San Francisco, California, and his preparation for ministry is
guided by the Presbytery of San Francisco.
(Silas G. Kessler Scholarship)
Ms. Robson will embark on her Senior year this fall at
Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond,
is under care of Presbytery of Western North Carolina where she is a member of the Black Mountain Presbyterian
Church in Black Mountain, North Carolina.
Emily Shacklett Wilmesherr
(Howard B. Dooley Scholarship)
Ms. Wilmesherr is beginning her Senior year at
Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia. She is a member of
First Presbyterian Church in Murfreesboro, Tennessee and is under the guidance of Middle Tennessee
Marilyn A. Jackson Memorial Award
The Marilyn A. Jackson Memorial Award provides first preference support
for the preparation of gifted racial ethnic students in a Master of Divinity program at a PCUSA
seminary. The scholarship honors the late Mrs. Jackson, who was a
long-time member of the Center Ridge Presbyterian Church near Red Oak, Iowa. Each of the following scholars will
receive $3000.00 toward their educational expenses for the academic year of
Mr. Kim will enter his Senior year this
fall at Columbia Theological Seminary. He is a member of Shalom International Ministry
in Stone Mountain, Georgia and under the guidance of The Greater Atlanta
Mr. Nti will begin his Senior year at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is under the
care of National Capitol Presbytery and a member of Ebenezer Presbyterian Church in Woodbridge,
Apollos Scholarships offers recipients a maximum of $3,000 annually toward
their expenses while they are enrolled in the Master of Divinity degree program. Five students were chosen
as Apollos Scholars this year. They are listed by the
seminary they attend.
Matthew David Connor
from First Presbyterian
Church in Gastonia, North Carolina, and Western North Carolina Presbytery.
from Shandon Presbyterian Church in Columbia, South Carolina,
and Trinity Presbytery.
Cassie Lea Waits
Presbyterian Church in Acworth, Georgia, and Cherokee Presbytery.
David Lawrence Annett
from Knox Presbyterian
Church in Cincinnati, Ohio, and Cincinnati Presbytery.
Timothy Charles McNinch
from Crescent Hill Presbyterian Church in Louisville,
Kentucky, and Mid-Kentucky Presbytery.
Other Apollos Scholarship recipients (selected previously) and continuing
their seminary studies include: Meagan Findeiss, Jessie Light, Benjamin P. Masters, Edmond D. Sackett
at Austin; Rebekah B. Carpenter, Brittany Fiscus, Landon
Dillard, Garam Han, Stephanie Bishop Loftin, Daekeun Park, Lauren M. Patrus, Barrett A. Payne, Charles M.
Pittman, Kate Watkins, Glenda C. Wickstrom, at Columbia; Beau Dansizen, Christine A. Dempsey, Carolyn Grice, Colin R. Kerr, Sharon L. Rees, Katina
D. Sharp at Dubuque, Madeleine S. Benishek. Jessica Rigel,
Mary E. Stephan, Garrett Mostowski, and Zachary Wooten at Princeton; Joseph R. Chapman, Sarah Chivington-Buck and Patrick Kiptum at San Francisco.
Apollos Scholarship applications are accepted from students who are
members of a Presbyterian Church (USA) congregation, under the care of a Presbytery as a Candidate or Inquirer,
and enrolled in one of the 10 theological institutions of the Presbyterian Church
(USA). Applications may be submitted between January
15th and April
15th and those
honored with an award are notified in early August.
For additional information please
The Rev. Dr. Gary S. Eller, President
Omaha Presbyterian Seminary Foundation
7101 Mercy Road, Suite 216
Omaha, NE 68106-2616
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone: (888) 244-6714