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ETS Announces Grosse Pointe Memorial Church Scholarship

The Ecumenical Theological Seminary (ETS), has announced a new $5,000 scholarship available to master’s level ETS students who reside in the Detroit metropolitan area. The Grosse Pointe Memorial Scholarship highlights a long-standing relationships between the church and ETS. The scholarship is for students who have been fully engaged in ministry/community work for the past three (3) years.

"We are pleased to announce this scholarship which reflects the importance of ministry and community work as the cornerstone of an ETS education,” said Rev. Dr. Kenneth Harris, president of the seminary. “Located in the heart of one of the most iconic urban centers in the nation, our seminary education is rooted in social justice and community activism, which provides students with an urban perspective to theological teaching.”

Requirements for the $5,000 scholarship include:

  • Be currently enrolled in a masters-level program at ETS

  • Reside in the greater metropolitan Detroit area

  • Must demonstrate financial need

  • Must be fully engaged in ministry/community work for the past three (3) years

  • Have a 3.25 or higher GPA

  • Names and contact information for three (3) references.

  • A one-page essay regarding "What I will do to benefit my community when I complete my master's degree from the Ecumenical Theological Seminary."

Recipients will be required to meet with the GPMC Mission Committee periodically to discuss their progress. Applications are due July 7th for the fall term.

For additional questions, or to receive an application, please visit the ETS website at, or contact Dr. Denise Henderson,, (313) 831-5200, ext.



Grosse Pointe Memorial Church (GPMC) is a 1200-member congregation of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Started in 1865 as the Grosse Pointe Evangelical Protestant Association, it has a long rich history. The greatest treasures GPMC has are its members. As a Presbyterian church, it is a congregation where every member is a minister.


The only fully accredited Protestant seminary located in the heart of Detroit, the Ecumenical Theological Seminary provides a multi-confessional and multi-cultural Christian theological education within an urban context, while also engaging in interfaith dialogue. Our approach creates spiritual leadership through personal transformation, social responsibility, critical reflection, and academic rigor. ETS graduates are prepared to lead communities of faith while sharing the fullness of God’s love in relation to various ecumenical, interfaith, political, social, economic, and cultural contexts.

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