Scholarships by Deadline

The William R. Johnson Scholarship


To qualify for this scholarship, students must be open about their sexual orientation (lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender).

Enrolled in an Association of Theological Schools (ATS) accredited seminary or theological school in the United States toward a Master of Divinity degree.

A second and third year student.

Member of a local United Church of Christ church for at least one year prior to application.

Member in Discernment (MID). MID status is designated by the Committee on Ministry (COM) of a local church's UCC Association (or UCC Conference acting as an Association).

Preparing to serve the UCC or partner settings as an Authorized Minister (ordained, licensed or commissioned).

If in an academic setting, cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale from most recently completed academic work.

Specific written recommendations are also required.




March 01


Pat Lyden
Associate Director, Grant and Scholarship Administration
700 Prospect Ave
Cleveland, OH 44115


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