The Omaha Presbyterian Seminary Foundation
Supporting Excellence in Christian
The Apollos Program
The Omaha Presbyterian Seminary Foundation’s Apollos
Program derives its name from the young man described in Acts 18:24-26. Apollos was fervent in the scriptures
and eloquent in proclaiming the gospel, but he needed more education. Fortunately, his friends were compelled to
support him and arranged for additional training so that he could teach the Good News with
The Foundation’s Mission
The mission of
the Omaha Presbyterian Seminary Foundation is to seek, develop, and support excellence in Christian leadership
through the Presbyterian Church (USA).
Apollos Program promotes this important task by providing opportunities for financial support to selected
students, who are under the care of their presbyteries so that the Church might more effectively carry out its
mission. By assisting with expenses, Board members seek to ease the financial burdens of individuals chosen by
God to fulfill their call to leadership in the Christian community.
Presbyterian Theological Seminary Board of Trustees began the Apollos Program in 1954. The first scholarship was
awarded directly to seminarian James H. Costen.
inception, Presbyterian seminary students have received over $3.5 million in funding. The annual Apollos Program
budget is about $128,000 and provides financial assistance annually for around 32 qualified Master of Divinity
Eligibility for Apollos Scholarships
applicant must be:
- An individual who possesses qualities of excellence
- A member of a Presbyterian Church (USA)
- Currently under the care of a Presbytery as an
Inquirer or a Candidate;
- Accepted or enrolled as a full-time student in the
Master of Divinity, Master of Arts or Dual degree program in one of the 10 Presbyterian
Austin Theological Seminary, Texas;
Columbia Theological Seminary, Georgia;
The University of Dubuque Theological
Seminary, Iowa; Johnson C. Smith Theological Seminary, Georgia; Louisville
Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Kentucky; McCormick Theological Seminary, Illinois;
Pittsburgh Theological Seminary,
Pennsylvania; Princeton Theological Seminary, New Jersey; San Francisco Theological Seminary in California; or
Union Presbyterian Seminary, Virginia.
award: Maximum of $3,000 per year with a maximum total of $9,000 over a three-year enrollment period.
scholarships are awarded with an annual maximum of $6000 and a total maximum of $18,000 over a three-year
enrollment period. Five Apollos Named
Scholarships honor these former Presbyterian Foundation leaders: Robert K. Adams, Eugene C. Dinsmore,
Dooley, Silas G. Kessler and William L. Mulford.
Each scholarship installment is contingent upon continued satisfactory progress toward the Master of Divinity,
Master of Arts or Dual degrees as certified by the registrar of a Presbyterian theological institution listed
scholarship applications must arrive in the OPSF office between January 15 and April 15.
Transcripts and Reference Questionnaires must normally be received by April 15.
application is verified by staff to be sure that all required components are submitted. The Apollos
Selection Committee considers only complete Apollos applications.
letters are mailed to each applicant after August 1. In addition to the award recipients, their pastor,
presbytery and seminary also receive notification. Semester installments are mailed to the seminarian following
receipt of the current Enrollment Certification from the
application instructions must be followed.
application consists of the following components:
- A completed five-page
- An official transcript of records from universities
where his/her degree(s) are conferred.
Each transcript should be in an oficial sealed envelope from the registrar’s office.
We can also accept transcripts from universities via electronic services, email or fax.
We can not accept transcripts sent to us directly by seminary students.
- An official transcript of seminary records if
The transcript should be in a sealed envelope from the registrar’s office.
We can also accept transcripts from seminaries via electronic services, email or fax.
- Three non-family Reference Questionnaires in sealed envelopes.
OPOF will obtain onfirmation from the CPM Liaison
concerning an individual’s status as an Inquirer or Candidate.
complete their saved application form on their computer; review and email as an attachment;
or print and mail the Apollos application to:
Omaha Presbyterian Seminary
7101 Mercy Road, Suite
For 2017, submit or postmark Apollos
application beginning January 15 - April 17 so that is arrives in the Omaha Presbyterian Seminary
Foundation office by April 17, 2017.
available to respond to questions:(888) 244-6714 or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.