The Foundation provides scholarships to gifted students
attending one of the 10 Presbyterian Church (USA) seminaries.
for the seminaries is seminarytour.org
Apollos Scholarship Program
The Apollos Program derives its name from the young man from Alexandria who was fervent in the scriptures and
eloquent in proclaiming the gospel but who needed additional education. Fortunately, he had two friends who were
interested in helping him. They arranged for his further education so that he could proclaim the whole truth (Acts
Apollos Scholarships Honor These Five Foundation
The five named scholarships honor Robert K. Adams, Eugne C. Dinsmore, Howard B. Dooley, Silas G. Kessler,
and William L. Mulford. These outstanding leaders preserved the assets of the Presbyterian Theological Seminary at
Omaha and promoted its mission of education for clergy in the Presbyterian Church (USA).
The Marilyn A. Jackson Memorial
The Marilyn A. Jackson Memorial Award provides first preference support for the preparation of gifted racial ethnic
students in a M.Div. program at a PCUSA seminary. A maximum of $7,500 may be awarded.
Apollos Scholarship applicants must be:
1. A member of the Presbyterian Church (USA).
2. Under the care of a Presbytery as an Inquirer/Candidate.
3. Possess qualities of excellence for ministry.
4. Accepted or enrolled as a full time student in the Master of Divinity degree program
at one of the 10 Presbyterian seminaries.
Apollos Instructions and Application
Apollos Scholarships Offered
Annual Apollos award: Maximum of $3,000 per year with a maximum total of $9,000 over a three-year enrollment in a
Master of Divinity degree program. Named scholarships are awarded with an annual maximum of $6000 and a total
maximum of $18,000 over a three-year enrollment in a Master of Divinity degree program.
This questionnaire must be completed by each reference for any seminary student applying for an Apollos
scholarship. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all Reference Questionnaires are
Apollos Ordination and Service Record
This form is submitted by those who have received an Apollos award to indicate ordination and call information
updates to the Foundation office.
Southwest Iowa Internship Program
A brainchild of Des
Moines Presbytery's SW Regonal Partnership designed to help equip teaching elders and/or commissioned ruling
elders to serve in small churches.
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