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The Foundation provides scholarships to gifted students
attending one of the 10 Presbyterian Church (USA) seminaries.
The link for the seminaries is seminarytour.org


Apollos Scholarship Program
The Apollos Program derives its name from the young man from Alexandria who was fervent in the scriptures and eloquent in proclaiming the gospel but who needed additional education. Fortunately, he had two friends who were interested in helping him. They arranged for his further education so that he could proclaim the whole truth (Acts 18:24-26).

Apollos Scholarships Honor These Five Foundation Leaders 
The five named scholarships honor Robert K. Adams, Eugne C. Dinsmore, Howard B. Dooley, Silas G. Kessler, and William L. Mulford. These outstanding leaders preserved the assets of the Presbyterian Theological Seminary at Omaha and promoted its mission of education for clergy in the Presbyterian Church (USA). 

The Marilyn A. Jackson Memorial Award
The Marilyn A. Jackson Memorial Award provides support for pastoral leaders serving small Presbyterian churches within the four regional synods served by the Foundation.  First preference is for racial ethnic and minority students.

Eligibility Requirements
Apollos Scholarship applicants must be:
1. A member of the Presbyterian Church (USA).
2. Under the care of a Presbytery as an Inquirer/Candidate.
3. Possess qualities of excellence for ministry.
4. Accepted or enrolled as a full time student in the Master of Divinity degree program
   at one of the 10 Presbyterian seminaries.

Apollos Application Instructions

Apollos Application

Apollos Scholarships Offered
Annual award: $6,000 per year with a maximum of $18,000 over the three-year enrollment in a Master of Divinity degree program. Annual scholarships of $3,000 are also awarded to quality applicants who submit applications, transcripts and personal reference questionnaires.

The Marilyn A. Jackson Memorial Award offers $7,500 to a committed seminary graduate who answers a call within the 13-state region.

Reference Questionnaire
This questionnaire must be completed by each reference for any seminary student applying for an Apollos scholarship.

Apollos Ordination and Service Record Form
This form is submitted by those who have received an Apollos award to indicate ordination and call information updates to the Foundation office.

Southwest Iowa Internship Program
A brainchild of Des Moines Presbytery's SW Regonal Partnership, is designed to help equip teaching elders and/or commissioned ruling elders to serve in small churches.

Annual Scholarship Announcements

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2017 Events

 Winter Pastors' School
Feb. 6 - 9, 2017

Hastings Chapel 



Summer Pastors' School 
June 4 - 9, 2017

 Hastings Hazelrigg