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Omaha Presbyterian Seminary Foundation seeks, develops and supports excellence in Christian leadership for the Presbyterian Church (USA). Ministry is a calling, but financial concerns can dissuade talented leaders from answering that call. Our financial assistance can make all the difference.

OPSF support is available for both seminary students beginning their path as well as clergy who are presently serving congregations. We seek to reduce the debt load of both groups to help them live out their call to be the hands and feet of Jesus in this world.

Advanced Degree Scholarships

Master of Divinity Scholarships — The Apollos Scholarship Program provides support for full-time students enrolled at one of the ten Presbyterian seminaries. Awards for 2022 are $8,000/academic year.

Doctor of Ministry Scholarships — Award $1,000/person to pastors who are pursuing a DMin degree while serving in congregational ministry. Awards are provided on a rolling basis until funds have been expended for the year. Apply here.

Certification & Continuing Education Scholarships

Coaching Certification Scholarships — Scholarships of up to $500 are awarded to Presbyterian Church (USA) ministry professionals for courses conducted through an ICF Approved Coach Specific Training Hours (ACSTH) program. Apply here.

Webinar Scholarships
Throughout the year, OPSF offers scholarships for webinars of interesting and relevant topics for clergy leaders. There are usually a limited number available, so register promptly when you find one. Be sure to subscribe to email announcements and like us on Facebook to be alerted when these become available.

Financial Support Grant

Small-Church Leadership Grant — The Marilyn A. Jackson Grant provides grants of up to $5,000 to support Presbyterian small-church pastoral leaders, who belong to a racial and/or ethnic minority group

Pastoral Growth Grant

Clergy Coaching Grants
The Foundation will pay half the cost of your coaching for a maximum of eight sessions. Payments are made directly to the coach after the first four sessions and following the eighth session. At the conclusion of the coaching, OPSF will request your evaluation and the coach’s assessment of the process so that the Foundation can continue to develop and improve this program. **Note: Applications for the Clergy Coaching Grant are on hold for assessment.**

Spiritual Direction Grants
The Foundation will pay half the cost of your direction for a maximum of eight sessions. Payments are made directly to the director after the first four sessions and following the eighth session. At the conclusion of the series, OPSF will request your evaluation and the director’s assessment of the process so that the Foundation can continue to develop and improve this program. **Note: Applications for the Clergy Coaching Grant are on hold for assessment.**

If you are interested in Pastoral Coaching or Spiritual  Direction contact Rev. Shelli Latham who will provide you with information and next steps.

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