• The Andrew W. and Jane Stewart Smith Seminary Scholarship Fund

  • The Andrew W. and Jane Stewart Smith Seminary Scholarship Fund is a generous gift by the Smith Family for seminary scholarships for individuals attending seminary.   The income from this fund will benefit students for decades with a profound impact upon the Kingdom of God. Scholarships are awarded twice a year to candidates who complete an application and meet the guidelines below. 
Guidelines for the Andrew W. and Jane Stewart Smith Seminary Scholarship
  2. 1. Fall Applications must be received by April 1st – Spring Applications must be in by October 1st
  4. 2. The Foundation grants seminary scholarships each year. Each scholarship is based upon the information in the application and degree/certificate program. Most scholarships require attending a United Methodist approved seminary.
  6. 3. Applications will be accepted from United Methodists primarily from the
  7. Western PA and Susquehanna Annual Conferences who either(1) have sensed
  8. God’s calling upon their life for ministry, (2) are seeking a theological education
  9. at a United Methodist approved Seminary, and (3) are preparing for a church
  10. vocation in the United Methodist Church.
  12. 4. Master of Divinity Scholarships Awards are through the Board of Ordained
  13. Ministry application process.
  15. 5. Doctor of Ministry, master’s degrees or certificate programs offered by a
  16. seminary are awarded through the Foundation.
  18. 6. A recipient must normally be a full-time student.
  20. 7. Scholarships will be awarded for one year. A recipient must reapply for
  21. consideration for a scholarship for a subsequent year.
  23. 8. Checks will be made payable to the institution for the student’s account. A
  24. recipient's seminary will be asked to confirm the recipient's enrollment,
  25. attendance and status at the institution.
  27. 9. Generally, applications will be approved by the Foundation Board of Directors
  28. at their May and December Board Meetings for distribution for fall and spring.
  29. Awardees may be asked to write a brief summary of their educational
  30. experience promotional purposes.
  32. 10. The decision of the Board of Directors is final.