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 Four Foundation
The four named scholarships honor Eugne C. Dinsmore, Robert K. Adams, Silas G. Kessler, and Howard B. Dooley. 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 support for pastoral leaders serving small Presbyterian
churches within the four regional synods served by the Foundation. First preference is for racial
ethnic and minority students.
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 Application Instructions
Apollos Scholarships Offered
Annual award: $6,000 per year with a maximum of $18,000 over the three-year enrollment in a Master of Divinity
degree program. Annual scholarships of $3,000 are also awarded to quality applicants who submit applications,
transcripts and personal reference questionnaires.
The Marilyn A. Jackson Memorial Award offers $7,500 to a committed seminary graduate who answers a call within
the 13-state region.
This questionnaire must be completed by each reference for any seminary student applying for an Apollos
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, is designed to help equip teaching elders and/or commissioned ruling
elders to serve in small churches.
Annual Scholarship Announcements