Fund for Theological Education (FTE) Undergraduate Fellowship Program

Fund for Theological Education (FTE) Undergraduate Fellowship Program

The Fund for Theological Education (FTE) Undergraduate Fellowship program seeks to support gifted young leaders from diverse racial and ethnic communities and a variety of Christian faith traditions who are exploring ministry as a vocation. The FTE Undergraduate Fellowship Program can provide both financial help and a nurturing network of support during a student's junior or senior year of college. Undergraduate Fellows are awarded a stipend of $2,000 for the academic year for educational expenses or an experience of exploring ministry. Each Fellow also attends the FTE Conference on Excellence in Ministry. A stipend is provided for conference travel and expenses. (Attendance at the conference is a requirement of the fellowship.) To apply for this program, you must be a rising junior or senior in an accredited undergraduate program at a North American college or university and have been nominated by a college faculty member, administrator, campus minister or current pastor. A college faculty member, administrator, campus minister or chaplain or current pastor may nominate a student for the fellowship. Nomination forms can be found on the website. You must be considering ministry as a career (although it isn't necessary to have decided.) You must have a GPA of at least 3.0 and must be a U.S. or Canadian citizen. And you must have exceptional gifts for ministry: love of God and church, imagination, creativity, compassion, a capacity for critical thinking, leadership skills, personal integrity, spiritual depth, dedication to a faith tradition and a passion to understand and to serve the needs of others. For application deadlines and more information, please see the fellowship website.

Url: 
www.fteleaders.org/pages/undergrad