Marilyn A. Jackson Grant
The late Marilyn A. Jackson, a member of Center Ridge Presbyterian Church in Red Oak, Iowa, made a gift upon her death that established a special scholarship program: To provide support for pastoral leadership to persons who are serving small Presbyterian churches, with a first preference for racially and/or ethnically diverse pastors within Omaha Presbyterian Seminary Foundation’s 13-state region (see below).
- Applications are accepted between January 1 and April 15. Selection and payments are made in September.
- An ordained pastor or commissioned pastor currently serving in a PC(USA) congregation or ministry in the OPSF 13-state region (Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Utah, Wisconsin, and Wyoming) for a minimum of five years.
- Applicant’s call is at a small and/or rural church.
- Preference is given to applicants of racial/ethnic minorities.