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 18:24-26).
Five scholarships honor outstanding leaders who preserved the assets of the Presbyterian Theological Seminary at Omaha and promoted its mission of education for clergy in the Presbyterian Church (USA).
Apollos Scholarship applicants must be:
1. A member of a Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).
2. Under the care of a Presbytery as an Inquirer/Candidate.
3. Possess qualities of excellence for ministry.
4. Accepted or registered in the Master of Divinity degree program at one of the Presbyterian Seminaries for the fall semester.
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 is to be completed by references for those seminary students applying for Apollos scholarships. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all reference questionnaires are submitted.
This form is submitted by those who have received an Apollos scholarship to indicate ordination and call information to the foundation office.
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.
Annual Scholarship Announcements