Believing in the Future of Ministry: Wesley Rising Generation Ministry Awards 2020
Tuition-Free Degrees for 10 Award Recipients
Wesley Theological Seminary supports the Rising Generation of seminarians with 10 new 100% Tuition Merit Scholarships
Wesley Theological Seminary, committed to preparing leaders to model a prophetic voice in the public square, announces its second year of Rising Generation Ministry Awards.
This special award provides 10 additional full-tuition scholarships in 2020 reaffiming Wesley's support for those daring to follow God's call and discern how they will serve at this challenging time in the life of the church – and helping those called to stay the course.
This award was created in reaction to the potent message of hope of the Young Peoples’ Statement.
Drafted by young people (and a Wesley student) at the 2019 Special UMC General Conference in St. Louis, this statement was signed by more than 15,500 young people within 24 hours after it was uploaded to the Internet. Calling for unity amidst the church's diversity, this was a message of hope, calling for a future that represents God’s preference for a diverse and inclusive United Methodist Church.
Wesley wishes to recognize the courage of the rising generation committed to strengthening both personal and social holiness in our local communities and in our broad church in the face of uncertainty.
Preference for this program will be given to candidates who receive endorsement from one of the following:
- Alumni of Wesley Theological Seminary
- Directors of service organizations such as Epworth League, Project Transformation, Carolina Cross Connections, Sierra Service Project, or Appalachian Service Project
- Young Adult Missions such as Global Mission Fellows (GBGM/UMC)
- A Christian Ministry in the National Parks (ACMINP.org), Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC.org)
- Faith based camp or recreational center Camp Director or Program Director
- Campus Minister, Chaplain or Wesley Foundation Director
Questions or nominations for these scholarship can be sent to Rev. Dr. Chip Aldridge, Associate Dean for Admissions at Caldridge@wesleyseminary.edu – 202-885-8686.
Wesley Theological Seminary is committed to complying fully with all applicable federal and District of Columbia non-discrimination laws. In accordance with this commitment, the seminary shall not discriminate against any individual in the provision of educational services (admission, financial aid, etc.), student housing or employment, including but not limited to, by reason of that individual’s actual or perceived race, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, family responsibilities, genetic information, disability, or political affiliation.