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The Fund for Theological EducationSeeks Nominations for 2007 Fellowship Programs
Faculty, Administrators, Clergy Invited To Nominate Ministry Program CandidatesFund Increases Award Dollar Amounts
ATLANTA, Nov. 17, 2006 -- In its mission to support the next generation of leaders for the church, The Fund for Theological Education (FTE) is inviting university and seminaryfaculty, administrators and clergy to nominate students with great leadership potential tobe considered for FTE Undergraduate and Ministry Fellowships, which now offer greater financial support.“We are asking educators and clergy who work closely with young people to noticethose who have the potential to become exceptional ministers and to point them in thatdirection,” said Melissa Wiginton, FTE Vice President for Ministry Programs and Planning.“We need their help in identifying who should receive a substantial FTE investment in the journey to serve God’s world as leaders for the church.”University faculty, administrators, campus ministers and current pastors are asked tonominate rising juniors and seniors for FTE Undergraduate Fellowships. Nominations aredue Feb. 1, 2007; nominees must submit applications by March 15, 2007.Seminary deans or presidents are asked to nominate current first-year Master of Divinity students for FTE Ministry Fellowships. Nominations and applications are dueMarch 1, 2007.Larger dollar amounts and fewer awards support the increased selectivity of theprograms:
$2,000 fellowships will be awarded to 50 Undergraduate Fellows; previously$1,500 fellowships were awarded to 70 Fellows.
$10,000 awards will go to 20 Ministry Fellows; previously $5,000 awards weremade to 40 Fellows.- more -