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The Joseph R. Jordan Scholarship Fund for Urban Ministry Diploma (UMD) Students

This scholarship has been established to honor the legacy of the Reverend Dr. Joseph R. Jordan, revered religious, business and community leader and late Pastor of the Corinthian Baptist Church in Hamtramck, Michigan for 40 years. This scholarship is the vision of Drs. Tony Curtis Henderson, Oscar King III and Edward Knox – ministry sons of Dr. Jordan. The $500 scholarship is to be awarded in the Fall, Winter and Spring term. It not only honors Dr. Jordan’s legacy, but will help students in the Urban Ministry Diploma Program advance their seminary education with a focus on ministry in the urban context and practical theology. Clergy and lay persons are encouraged to apply.

Requirements for this scholarship:

  1. Be enrolled in the Urban Ministry Diploma Program
  2. Maintain a 3.0 GPA or above
  3. Demonstrate a financial need
  4. Submit a short essay, of 300 to 500 words, describing the Ministry in which you are currently engaged and highlighting deeds of achievement and merit
  5. High School Diploma or GED
  6. Letter of recommendation from your pastor

The Kris and Ruth Pfaehler Scholarship Fund

This scholarship fund will award $5,000 annually to one graduate student to assist with the cost of tuition.  The terms of the scholarship are as follows:

  1. The applicant must be a full-time graduate student in the MA, MDiv of DMin programs. The award may be given to the same students for more than one year. 
  2. The applicant must have an academic history of maintaining a minimum 3.0 GPA.  
  3. The applicant must submit an essay demonstrating their financial need and documented evidence of commitment, past and present, to ministry in their community.
  4. The applicant must submit a letter of recommendation from a ministry/work context pastor/supervisor        and letter from a ministry/work colleague. 

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