Scholarship funds are available to students who maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0. Students must be enrolled for a minimum of six (6) credits per semester to receive scholarships. Scholarships are disbursed only for fall and spring semesters. Most scholarships are offered only to current students in a master’s program who already have established a GPA at Bethel Seminary, unless otherwise noted.

Both new and returning students must apply for scholarships using an online application made available during the spring semester. An ­exception to this is the Ronald E. Pitkin ­Graduate Scholarship. New students should go to https://www.bethel.edu/seminary/financial-aid/types/scholarships/ to complete a mandatory online scholarship application.

Deadlines for all applications is May 1st.

Scholarships for Bethel Seminary St. Paul Students 

The Aiton Family Mission Scholarship is awarded to a student who is preparing for full-time missionary service overseas (EPA002).

The B. Willard Anderson Memorial Scholarship provides an annual award to  deserving students who demonstrate need (EPA003).

The Dagmar Esther Anderson Endowment Fund is awarded to seminary students who demonstrate need and are preparing for pastoral ministry, ­preferably in the Midwest (EPA004).

The Roy A. and Shirley M. Anderson Scholarship Fund is awarded to Bethel Seminary students who demonstrate financial need who are also from impoverished countries. The donors want to provide greater assistance to fewer students rather than smaller amounts to many. First consideration shall be given to students who plan to return to their country following graduation. If no students meet the above criteria, second consideration will be given to students from the United States (EPA005).

The Vernon D. Anderson Memorial Scholarshp was established by Mrs. Ruth Anderson, in memory of her husband Vernon D. Anderson, to assist seminary students interested in missions (EPA007).

The Walter R. Anderson Memorial Award was established by Walter R. Anderson, former president of Vancouver Bible College, and is awarded to a Converge Worldwide student planning to enter Christian ministry, with preference given to a student interested in camping or the chaplaincy (EPA006).

The Lawrence T. Arlander Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a worthy student preparing for service as a minister or missionary (EPA008).

The Rev. William G. and Ruth J. Backlund Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a student planning to enter ministry with Converge ­Worldwide (EPB011).

The Jeannette and Stanley Bakke Women in Ministry Scholarship is awarded to a female Master of Divinity student who is preparing for pastoral ministry or further graduate education directed toward teaching at the college or seminary level. First preference is given to a Converge Worldwide student (EPB012).

The Doris and Clarence Bass Scholarship for Women in Theology is awarded to a female student for the study and/or application of theology. It is awarded at the discretion of the theology faculty on the basis of need and experience (EPB014).

The Berean Scholarship is awarded to students who show a passion for searching the Scriptures for biblical understanding. This scholarship is not restricted to those concentrating in Old or New Testament studies. It can be given to students in any program who demonstrate a passion to know and understand the Word of God (EPB142).

The Arthur and Gloria Bergeson Scholarship is awarded to a second-year student preparing for ministry (EPB015).

The Lawrence and Audrey Berglund Scholarship is awarded annually to qualified students who demonstrate both academic achievement and financial need (EPB016).

The Hazel and George Berquist Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to prospective seminary students who come from the Midwestern states (excluding Minnesota) and are members of Converge Worldwide churches (EPB017).

The Ellen M. Borden Memorial Scholarship Fund has been established in memory of the mother of Mrs. Gordon G. Johnson. Income from the fund is given to a student who is preparing for pastoral ministry and who has financial need (EPB019).

The Mr. and Mrs. Erik A. Borg Memorial ­Scholarship has been established by Mr. and Mrs. Ragnar Borg. The annual income from this fund is given to one or more students of good academic standing, with demonstrated financial need, who are planning for pastoral ministry (EPB020).

The Gust Brobry Memorial Scholarship Fund has been donated by the late Mrs. Gust Brobry in memory of her husband. The annual income from this fund is awarded to a Converge Worldwide student with high scholastic achievement who is a candidate for overseas missions (EPB021).

The George and Darleen Brushaber/Ralph Hammond Seminary Scholarship is awarded to seminary students of color within Converge Worldwide (EPB022).

The Ralph and Marie Brushaber Memorial Scholarship is awarded to students who show high promise of future leadership and service and who give evidence of vital faith in Jesus Christ (EPB023).

The Dr. and Mrs. Carl G. Burton Memorial ­Scholarship is awarded to an entering seminary student who has shown leadership, character, and scholastic achievement as a student at Bethel University (EPB024).

The Elton T. Cable Scholarship is for a student with a world missions emphasis or with plans for a career in world missions. Special consideration will be given to a student either from Calvary Baptist Church in Warren, Pennsylvania, or an international student intending to return to his or her own country (EPC025).

The James Cable Memorial Scholarship is provided annually to a student entering his or her senior year who exhibits an adequate level of ­spirituality, aptitude, and accomplishment to warrant scholarship assistance and who is planning to enter ministry in Converge Worldwide. Preference will be given to students from Calvary Baptist Church of Warren, Pennsylvania, and to students from the Converge MidAtlantic district of Converge Worldwide (EPC026).

The James and Edith Calhoun Memorial Scholarship is awarded to students preparing for missions (EPC027).

The Carlson Family Pastoral Scholarship is awarded annually to a student(s) who are preparing for pastoral ministry and who exemplify in their personal lives the highest example of servanthood and servant leadership (EPC028).

The Alma Carlson Memorial Scholarship provides an annual award to a student preparing for pastoral ministry who demonstrates financial need (EPC029).

The Rev. Carlton G. and Marian E. Christenson Scholarship provides annual awards to students from American Baptist Churches with preference given to students who have chosen ministry as a second career (EPC032).

The Evelyn and Harold Christenson Scholarship in Evangelism is awarded to a student who has distinguished himself or herself in the ministry of prayer and/or evangelism and outreach (EPC033).

The Suzanne Strange Collins Memorial Scholarship has been established by an alumnus, Kenneth Collins, in memory of his wife, who also attended the seminary. The annual income from this fund is awarded to a woman in the Master of Arts in Children and Family Ministry program looking forward to service in the church whether as a layperson or in a salaried position (EPC034).

The Alphin C. Conrad Memorial Missions ­Scholarship has been established in memory of Dr. Alphin C. Conrad, who served on the faculty of the seminary from 1950 to 1970. It is awarded annually to a qualified student preparing for missionary service (EPC035).

The Alice C. and Edwin N. Conrad Memorial ­Scholarship provides an annual award to a student committed to Christian ministry and who comes from a Converge Worldwide background (EPC036).

The J. Ben Cording Memorial Scholarship is awarded to students who are preparing for church planting ministries (EPC144).

The Crystal Scholarship, provided by Terry and Francis Eggart, is awarded annually to a worthy Converge Worldwide student (EPC044).

The Barbara Dahl Memorial Scholarship is awarded to students with demonstrated interest in ministering to families, and who are in the marriage and family therapy program or the master of divinity marriage and family studies ­concentration. Preference will be given to those with a background in the medical professions (EPD037).

The Edith A. and Simon R. Dahlberg Memorial Scholarship. The income from this fund is given to one or more Converge Worldwide students who are preparing for pastoral ministry and who are in need of financial assistance (EPC038).

The Helen L. Diebold Scholarship is to be awarded annually to an American student of color who has completed one year of seminary. ­Preference is given to students who are involved in church-related ministry while attending seminary (EPC039).

The Ford and Loine Dobesh Memorial Scholarship is given to students preparing for ministry to the city. The scholarship honors the lives of Ford and Loine Dobesh (EPC040).

The Louis and Anne Dunlop Memorial ­Scholarship is awarded to a worthy student preparing for the ministry (EPD041).

The East Park Baptist Scholarship has been established to assist a married student who demonstrates financial need and is preparing for ministry with Converge Worldwide (EPE042).

The Ebenezer Baptist Church Scholarship is made possible by a special fund given to Bethel Seminary by the former Ebenezer Church in Duluth, Minnesota, and is awarded to a student preparing for pastoral ministry EPE043).

The Esther Ehnbom Scholarship has been ­established by the sisters and brothers of Esther Ehnbom, an alumna of the seminary who worked as a nurse in Zaire. It is given annually to a student dedicated to world missions (EPE045).

The Leland V. and Carol Eliason Scholarship is given to an incoming or current seminary student who embraces the vision of the Bethel Seminary “Three Centers” philosophy of education. (EPE047).

The Leland and Carol Eliason/Ralph Hammond Scholarship provides an annual award to a full-time seminary student of color, with preference to a member of Converge Worldwide (EPE046).

The Dorothy Erickson Memorial Award provides a scholarship to incoming or continuing students who demonstrate leadership gifts and abilities as spirit-filled change agents. It is awarded by nomination from the admissions office, faculty, or deans (EPE048).

The Ellen A. Erickson Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a student preparing for Christian ministry (EPE049).

The Ernest and Laura Erickson Memorial Scholarship was given in memory of Ernest and Laura Erickson by their children and is given to a Bethel Seminary St. Paul student who demonstrates financial need. (EPE160)

The Millard J. Erickson Minority Student Leadership Award is provided to assist promising minority students who are preparing for ministry (EPE120).

The C. George Ericson Memorial Scholarship, established by the Rev. Ericson, long-time editor of The Standard and a Baptist General Conference leader, is given annually to a student preparing for a ministry in print or other media (EPE050).

The Thelma Esmay Memorial Scholarship has been established for ministerial students through the estate of Kate Esmay. Preference will be given to students who are members of Oak Hill Baptist Church of Humboldt, Iowa (EPE051).

The Wes and Gwen Forsline Scholarship is awarded to students preparing for service as pastors, with a preference for Baptist students who express a concern for a ministry to the ­disenfranchised that stresses the Baptist ­distinctives of justice with liberty (EPF140).

The Margareta Forssman Memorial Scholarship provides an annual award to a student preparing for pastoral ministry (EPF053).

The Nils and Audrey Friberg Pastoral Care Scholarship is awarded to a Bethel Seminary student concentrating in pastoral care (EPF054).

The Donald and Peggy Frost Seminary Scholarship Fund scholarship is given to a worthy Bethel University student at Bethel Seminary St. Paul who is preparing for pastoral ministry (EPF165).

The Future Fund is awarded annually to a worthy Bethel Seminary student. (EPF055).

The Ivan and Eva Viola Geis Living Memorial Scholarship is awarded to deserving students preparing for a career as a pastor, missionary, or Christian educator (EPG154).

The Geis Family Scholarship provides an annual award to a graduating Bethel University student enrolling at Bethel Seminary or to a current Bethel Seminary student. It is awarded to students who show significant evidence of leadership, academic excellence, and a desire to enter Christian ministry (EPG003).

The Bonnie E. Goodwin Memorial Scholarship provides an annual award to needy and deserving students (EPG078).

The Gordh Memorial Scholarship Fund has been raised by friends of Dr. G. Arvid Gordh, dean of Bethel Theological Seminary from 1922 to 1925, as a memorial to him. The income from this fund is distributed annually to the student who has made the best progress in New Testament Greek during the year (EPG056).

The Charles and Pearl Grayum Missions Scholarship is awarded to a student preparing for ministry within the Christian and Missionary Alliance (EPG057).

The Ralph E. and Mary Hammond Scholarship is awarded to a multicultural full-time seminary student in honor of Ralph Hammond (EPHAMM).

The Irene Hanwell Memorial Scholarship provides awards to deserving students preparing for pastoral ministry (EPH059).

The John and Millie Hasselblad Scholarship is given in honor of John Hasselblad and his wife Millie to incoming students at Bethel Seminary St. Paul who show exceptional ability and promise for ministry (EPH060).

The Heitzman-Moberg Memorial Scholarship honors John and Marie Heitzman and conference pastor Fred L. and Anna Moberg. Preference (in declining order) shall be given to international students, children of career missionaries, and pastors’ children (EPH062).

The Hispanic Ministry Scholarship Endowment Fund is established to meet the pressing need for Hispanic ministry leaders to lead churches and other ministries for the advancement of the Gospel.  These scholarships, in the amount of $1,500, are given annually to full-time Hispanic seminary students whose cumulative GPA is 2.5 or higher.  Preference will be given to students with financial need. Applicants may be enrolled in any ministry degree program and attending any campus.  (EPU176)

The Bill and June Horn Memorial Scholarship is awarded to Bethel Seminary students, on either campus, with a preference for international students who will return to their home country to positions of significant denominational or seminary leadership. A secondary preference is for American students who are committed to an overseas mission career (EPH063).

The Albert and Ethel Horst Memorial Scholarship is awarded to incoming students showing exceptional ability and promise in ministry (EPH064).

The Siri Mahal Erickson Inoferio Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually on the basis of need to an American ethnic minority or student from an economically developing nation, with preference given to a woman of color (EPE065).

The Virgil and Norma Jean Iverson Family Scholarship is given by Virgil and Norma Jean Iverson and is awarded to Bethel Seminary St. Paul students who have the potential to best exemplify the Bethel Seminary mission to graduate students of competence and character in order to engage the culture and change the world. (EPI161)

The Rev. Layton N. and Ruth J. Jackson Memorial Scholarship has been established in memory of the Rev. Jackson by his wife. The income from this fund is awarded annually to a student preparing for pastoral ministry (EPJ066).

The John and Elaine Jahnke Missionary Scholarship provides annual awards to students committed to multicultural ministry (EPJ067).

The Johnson-Norman Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a student preparing for ministry who demonstrates financial need and also shows good scholastic attainment (EPJ068).

The Gordon and Alta Johnson Scholarship in Expository Preaching is awarded to a Converge Worldwide student showing promise of developing excellence in proclaiming the Scriptures expositorily and relevantly, and who is planning to serve in a local church or on the mission field under Converge Worldwide. This award is available on both the St. Paul and San Diego campuses (EPJ069).

The Bob and Gina Johnson Endowed Seminary Scholarship is given to worthy Bethel Seminary St. Paul students who demonstrate financial need. (EPJ153)

The Gordon and Alta Johnson Scholarship for Full-time Ministry Scholarship is given by friends of Dr. and Mrs. Johnson in honor of their 50th wedding anniversary, and is awarded to a Converge Worldwide student planning to enter full-time Christian ministry (EPJ070).

The Gordon G. Johnson Scholarship is awarded by Converge Worldwide in recognition and appreciation for the contribution Dr. Johnson has made to the local church through his book, My Church. This award is made to a Converge Worldwide student, preparing to serve in the conference, who demonstrates qualities desired in a pastor-teacher and gives evidence of commitment to the educational ministries of the local church (EPJ071).

The L. Ted and Eloise Johnson Scholarship is awarded to students preparing for pastoral ministry with a love for preaching and teaching God’s Word, with a preference given to members of Converge Worldwide (EPJ073).

The William and Helen Johnstone Scholarship is awarded to students preparing for missionary service (EPJ074).

The Dr. Karl J. Karlson and Dr. Karl E. Karlson Memorial Scholarship has been established by the families of Karl J. Karlson and Karl E. Karlson. Karl J. was dean of Bethel Seminary from 1925-48. His son, Karl E., was a renowned ­physician. The scholarship is awarded annually to assist qualified students who are interested in pursuing graduate work in addition to theological education in preparation for service in Converge Worldwide (EPK075).

The Elsie Knox Memorial Scholarship provides an annual award to a deserving student preparing for pastoral ministry (EPK076).

The Oliver C. Kronholm Family Scholarship is awarded to students who are preparing for careers in pastoral ministry and who demonstrate financial need (EPK077).

The Carl Gustaf Lagergren Memorial Scholarship Fund has been established by the Lagergren family in memory of their father, Carl Gustaf Lagergren, D.B., dean of Bethel Theological Seminary from 1889 to 1922. An annual scholarship is presented to the Converge Worldwide student who attains the highest scholastic achievement in systematic theology (EPL079).

The Clifford E. Larson and Adda Mary Larson Memorial Scholarship has been established for scholarships and programming assistance related to ministries of social welfare, social justice, and concern for the poor (EPL080).

The Victor and Elna Larson Memorial Scholarship is provided by the family and designated for a student preparing for pastoral ministry in Converge Worldwide (EPL081).

The Andrew Liliemark Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a student preparing for ministry (EPL082).

The Rev. E. “Fritz” Lindquist Scholarship Fund is established in honor of Rev. E. “Fritz” Lindquist and is awarded to Seminary St. Paul students who demonstrate financial need (EPL164).

The Chester R. and Cecile E. Lindsey Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to a student preparing for ministry (EPL083).

The Maynard L. Linngren Memorial Scholarship provides an annual award to a student preparing for pastoral ministry (EPL084).

The Alden “Bud” and Mary Lou Lynch Seminary Scholarship Fund is given to worthy and needy international students who plan to return to their country of origin (EPL145).

Rick and JoAnn McNamara Seminary Scholarship Fund is given in appreciation for the seminary faculty and shall be awarded to worthy students in the Master of Arts in Theological Studies (M.A.T.S.) program with a preference to students who intend to pursue a Ph.D. program after graduation (EPM172).

The D. Wilbur and Pearl B. Magnuson Scholarship provides an annual award to a worthy and needy student (EPM091).

The Edwin Magnuson Memorial Scholarship has been established by the family in memory of this faithful, active layman of Bethlehem Baptist Church of Minneapolis, Minnesota. The award is given to a worthy student preparing for pastoral ministry in Converge Worldwide (EPM085).

The George and Esther Magnuson Memorial Scholarship has been established by the family in memory of their parents, who pastored in Converge Worldwide for four decades. The award is given to a deserving conference student preparing for pastoral ministry or for world missions service (EPM088).

The Linden O. Magnuson Memorial Scholarship in Pastoral Leadership was established by his family in recognition of many years of effective pastoral service, and is given annually to a male Converge Worldwide student who is preparing to be a senior pastor (EPM087).

The Norris and Beverly Magnuson Church History Scholarship is awarded to an outstanding student who has done work in church history, to encourage further study related to prayer, the devotional life, revivalism, and Christian social work (EPM092).

The Gordon Martin and Ruth Martin Scholarship is awarded to a second or third year Master of Divinity student who is preparing for pastoral ministry in the American Baptist Denomination (EPM086).

The Samuel C. and Eva Gertrude McClure Memorial Scholarship is given by the McClure family to a student who demonstrates an interest in Jewish evangelism. First preference would be someone engaged in doing research in Jewish ­evangelism. However, if no suitable student is found, the award can be made to students engaged in or preparing for careers in cross-cultural evangelism either in the United States or abroad. (EPM089).

The Garvin and Lynne McGettrick Pastoral Ministry Scholarship is awarded in memory of Garvin’s parents, Peter and Jessie McGettrick, to a student who gives evidence of a vital faith in Christ and call to pastoral ministry (EPM090).

The Alvera Mickelsen Scholarship Fund was given by the estate of Alvera Mickelsen in recognition of her lifelong interest in young people, her interests in education and women in ministry, her loyalty and devotion to the cause of Christ, and is to be awarded to worthy female seminary students with financial need.  (EPM174)

The Berkeley Mickelsen Memorial Scholarship, given in memory of the parents of the late Berkeley Mickelsen, is awarded annually to a student who shows ability and skill in biblical theology (historical theology of the Old and New Testaments). The student receiving this scholarship will seek to make full use of biblical theology in preaching and teaching (EPM093).

The Nicholas Severin Miller Memorial Scholarship Fund provides an annual sum that is given to a deserving senior who has taken all his or her theological work at Bethel (EPM094).

The Mora Presbyterian Scholarship Fund has been established to assist Presbyterian students seeking ordination in that denomination, with priority given to seniors who have financial need (EPM095).

The John and Dorothy Morley Seminary ­Scholarship Fund is awarded to worthy Bethel Seminary students who demonstrate financial need (EPM151).

The Judith Sandberg Mortensen Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a worthy student preparing for ministry who demonstrates financial need (EPM096).

The Clemmie and John Noble Memorial Scholarship for International Studentsprovides an annual award to an international student committed to returning to his or her country following seminary studies (EPN098).

The Signie Johnson and Lorraine Norman Scholarship is given to incoming Bethel Seminary students who show exceptional ability and promise in ministry and who intend to prepare for pastoral ministry (EPJ072).

The Gordon D. Nymann Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a married student more than 30 years of age who has a clear call to the ministry of administration (EPN099).

The Carolyn Nelson Olson International Ministry Scholarship is awarded to international students or students preparing for international mission service (EPO146).

The Edwin and Marie Omark Memorial Scholarship has been established in memory of the Rev. Omark, the sixth dean of Bethel Seminary, to assist Converge Worldwide students showing promise in pastoral ministry and preaching (EPO101).

The Reuben and Lillian Omark Memorial International Student Scholarship is given to an international student who demonstrates doctrinal orthodoxy and Christian maturity, and who plans to return to his or her home country to a position of leadership in the church. The recipient is chosen by the faculty upon recommendation of a Converge Worldwide missionary or other Christian worker in the student’s home country (EPO100).

The Oscar E. and Mary Ostling Memorial ­Scholarship is awarded to a student of exceptional promise and ability (EPO102).

The Philip and Ardell Palmquist Scholarship Fund is awarded to married students who need financial assistance (EPP103).

The Rev. and Mrs. L.E. Petersen Scholarship Fund has been established to assist qualified students in the seminary. The income from the fund is awarded annually to a middler student whose work merits recognition (EPP107).

The F. Curtis and Margaret A. Peterson ­Scholarship in the amount of $1,500 is given to a seminary student on the basis of need and potential to succeed in the pastoral ministry of the Baptist General Conference (now Converge Worldwide) (EPP104).

The Rev. John E. Peterson Memorial Scholarship is awarded to students determined by need and ministry promise (EPP105).

The Karl Y. and Esther H. Peterson Memorial Scholarship has been established by Mrs. Esther Peterson in memory of her husband and is given annually to a student in financial need (EPP106).

The Rev. John Propert Scholarship is awarded to incoming students of exceptional ability and promise in ministry (EPP108).

Fred and Anita Prinzing Scholarship was established to assist a second career seminary student who is preparing for pastoral ministry (EPP004).

The Rev. Milton D. Quiggle Scholarship is awarded to students whose country of origin is the Cameroon and who intend to return to minister in that country (EPQ110).

The J. Stanley Rendahl Scholarship is awarded to a Bethel Seminary St. Paul student who is the child of a Converge Worldwide (BGC) pastor or missionary and who intends to serve in ministry. Student must demonstrate financial need (EPR162).

The Paula Rietz Memorial Missions ­Scholarship provides an annual award to a needy student preparing for missionary service. A secondary preference is for students who are children of pastors or students who have young children (EPR111).

The Yvonne V. Rietz Memorial Missions ­Scholarship provides an annual award to a needy student preparing for missionary service (EPR112).

The H. J. Robertson Memorial Ministerial ­Scholarship provides an annual award to a student preparing for pastoral ministry (EPR113).

The Bernard A. and Winnie L. Rust Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a student preparing for ministry (EPR115).

The Scholarship in Cross-cultural Ministry is awarded to worthy recipients who have a strong interest in ministry in a cross-cultural setting upon graduation. If such students are not available, it will be awarded to a worthy recipient who will be seeking pastoral ministry (EPC008).

The Chaplain James (Jim) M. Schonberg Memorial ­Scholarship is awarded to a deserving student (EPS148).

The Edna Schultz Scholarship in Urban Ministries is given to assist students preparing for ministry in an urban environment in North America or overseas (EPS139).

The Augusta M. Seaholm Memorial Scholarship Fund has been established to assist seminary students in preparing for possible overseas missionary service. Income from the fund is awarded annually (EPS116).

The Chaplain Lawrence L. and Mabel E. Selin Memorial Scholarship is given by Mr. and Mrs. John Blomgren and Mr. and Mrs. Jack Newell in memory of their parents to a student on the basis of need and achievement (EPS117).

The Dr. Adair and Carmen Sherbeck ­Scholarship is awarded to a deserving seminary student (EPS149).

The Christopher Silene Scholarship Fund is awarded to incoming students of exceptional ability and promise (EPS118).

The Seminary Christian Leadership Fund is given to worthy Seminary St. Paul students who show strong leadership abilities and demonstrates financial need (EPS163).

The Wilbur and Pearl Sorley Memorial Scholarship is awarded with a preference for students preparing for rural ministries (EPS147).

The James L. Spickelmier Seminary Scholarship is given in memory of James L. Spickelmier in recognition of his lifelong interest in young people, his interests in theological education and pastoral ministry, his loyalty and devotion to the cause of Christ, in recognition of his service as a humble leader, an engaging fundraiser, and a devoted chronicler of the history of both Bethel University and the Baptist General Conference (BGC), now Converge Worldwide, to assist worthy and needy Bethel University students in Bethel Seminary who are preparing for ministry as senior pastors (EPS171).

The Pastor Doug and June Stimers Scholarship is awarded to a promising Canadian student who wishes to pursue pastoral or missionary ministry in Canada. If no such student is available, this scholarship may be given to a student planning to be a rural pastor or a church planting pastor (EPS143).

The E. June Stimers Scholarship is awarded to a female student who gives credible evidence of having the spiritual gift of hospitality as in I Peter 4:7-11 and who intends to use this gift for the enrichment of the ministry and reputation of the church in which she serves (EPS141).

The Sylvania Heights Baptist Church ­Scholarship provides an annual award to a Baptist student preparing for Christian ministry (EPS121).

The Urban Ministry Scholarship Endowment Fund, was established in memory of Eula Attaway’s lifelong interest in young people, her interest in preparing leaders for ministry, and her loyalty and devotion to the cause of Christ.  These scholarships, in the amount of $1,500, are given annually to full-time seminary students whose cumulative GPA is 2.5 or higher and are from underprivileged community backgrounds with financial need. Applicants may be enrolled in any ministry degree program. (EPU175)   

The Malcolm and Benetah VanAntwerp ­Scholarship for the Study of Dynamic Church Growth provides an annual award to a student who has engaged in significant study of the characteristics and causes of dynamic church growth (EPV127).

The Malcolm and Benetah VanAntwerp “Spurgeon” Scholarship in preaching is awarded to a student demonstrating ability and excellence in preaching combined with readings from Charles Haddon Spurgeon (EPV128).

The VanAntwerp Exceptional Student Scholarship is awarded to incoming students of exceptional ability and promise for ministry (EPV125).

The Astrid and Ray Van Hoy Seminary Scholarship is given for their long-standing appreciation for caring and capable ministers of the Gospel. It was through Astrid’s careful savings that this scholarship has been made possible to Bethel Seminary St. Paul students who have financial need and are preparing for pastoral ministry. It was Astrid’s hope that this scholarship would enable recipients to study at Bethel and pursue God’s call to the pastorate (EPV156).

The Jack and Hanna VanMark Rural Ministry Scholarship is awarded to a student preparing for pastoral ministry in a rural or small town setting (EPV129).

The Donald J. Verseput Memorial Scholarship is awarded to Bethel Seminary international students or students of color with interest and ability in New Testament studies (EPV126).

The Walbert Scholarship for Women in Ministry is awarded to female students preparing for ministry (EPW152).

The Carl Ragnar and Julia E. Wall Memorial Scholarship established in memory of Mrs. C.R. Wall is awarded annually to a student preparing for ministry in Converge Worldwide who is conscientious in his or her studies and has financial need (EPW132).

The Maurice A. (Duff) Wessman Memorial Scholarship in Pastoral Ministry is awarded to a middler student who demonstrates faithfulness and concern for the outcast, and is a dynamic witness for the Savior to those in all walks of life (EPW130).

The Vern A. Wessman Memorial Scholarship in Pastoral Ministry has been established by the family and friends of this alumnus who served in meaningful pastoral ministries for 40 years in various churches of Converge Worldwide. The income from the fund is given to a student who is preparing for pastoral ministry and who has financial need (EPW133).

The Wilmot Road Baptist Church Scholarship provides annual awards to students preparing for ministry in Converge Worldwide (EPW135).

The Witham and Bear Family Scholarship is awarded to a female student interested in spiritual formation (EPW136).

The Fred and Ellen Wolf Memorial Pastoral Scholarship is awarded to a student preparing for pastoral ministry (EPW137).

 

Scholarships for Bethel Seminary San Diego Students

Scholarships offered to students on the San Diego campus are listed in this section. Application information is available through the San Diego Office of Admissions. 

The Najat Abdullah Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a student who is from a Muslim country and who intends to use his/her education in ministry to Muslims, or any student who intends to pursue ministry in a Muslim country or community (EDA027).

The Clifford V. and Alice M. Anderson ­Scholarship is awarded to a worthy student committed to Christian ministry (EDA003).

The Robert C. and Olive O. Bostrom Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a worthy student who demonstrates financial need (EDB004).

The Christian Leadership Grant is awarded to assist deserving students who seek to bear witness to Christ in word and deed in daily life (EDC006).

The John and Verna Clay Scholarship Fund is awarded to students who intend to enter full-time Christian work (EDC005).

The Coleman-Dunkerken Scholarship Fund provides annual awards to BSSD students with a strong preference to those whose ancestral background includes Ethiopia, East Africa, or other parts of the Arab world (EDC007).

The Anna Forsman Anderson Frohm Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a student committed to Christian ministry (EDF008).

The Lowell and Marceline Hendrickson ­Scholarship is awarded to a worthy and needy student who is pursuing a pastorate with a Converge Worldwide church or an appointment as a Converge Worldwide missionary (EDH029).

The Robert and Beth Isensee San Diego Scholarship is awarded to students planning to enter full-time Christian service (EDI009).

The Gordon and Alta Johnson Scholarship in Expository Preaching is awarded to a Converge Worldwide student showing promise of developing excellence in proclaiming the Scriptures expositorily and relevantly, and who is planning to serve in a local church or on the mission field under Converge Worldwide. This award is available on both the St. Paul and San Diego campuses (EDJ003).

The Betty Johnson Scholarship is awarded with a preference for students preparing for missionary service or for international students (EDJ031).

The Phil Knott Memorial Missions Scholarship has been established in memory of Phil Knott, who faithfully and enthusiastically served his Lord in Turkmenistan from 1992 to 1997. It is awarded annually to a qualified student or students preparing for service in missions (EDK011).

The Frank and Ethel B. Miller Memorial Scholarship is provided to assist needy students in completing their final year of training for the ministry (EDM012).

The Edna N. Nilson Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a deserving student preparing for Christian ministry (EDN013).

David C. and Mary Ann Price Scholarship FundThis scholarship shall be used to assist worthy Bethel Seminary San Diego students who are studying for a degree in ministry and have leadership abilities and future potential as pastors, chaplains, missionaries, or teachers. Student need may be considered if the scholarship will allow them to be full-time students and complete their degree sooner (EDP034).

The Jim and Doris Rehnberg Scholarship is awarded to students who are preparing to more effectively counsel in areas of marriage and the family and who are pursuing a career in Christian counseling or in pastoral ministry with a counseling emphasis (EDR014).

The Runbeck Scholarship Fund provides an annual award to needy Converge Worldwide students with first preference to students from the Central Baptist Church of Tacoma, Washington, and second preference to students from the Columbia District (EDR015).

The Lucille E. Sewell Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a deserving middler or senior student (EDS016).

The Kenneth and Grace Sinclair Memorial ­Scholarship is awarded to an intern from College Avenue Baptist Church (EDS017).

The August and Nellie Forsman Sjoberg Memorial Scholarship provides an annual award to a worthy and needy student preparing for Christian ministry (EDS018).

The Ed and Nita Stankey Perpetual Endowment Fund is awarded to a worthy student (EDS119).

The Carl Gustav Sten and the Gustave Clarion Sten Memorial Scholarship is awarded to an entering student who desires to prepare for pastoral ministry, with preference given to a student with Swedish or Scandinavian ancestry (EDS019).

The Cliff and Clara Strom Scholarship is awarded to students who demonstrate financial need (EDS032).

The II Timothy 2:2 Scholarship is awarded to a Master of Divinity student who multiplies his or her faith by equipping others in evangelism and discipleship (EDA030).

The William H. Trowbridge Scholarship is awarded to worthy students preparing for ministry (EDT020).

The United African-American Ministries Action Council (UAAMAC) Scholarship is awarded to an African-American student selected by Bethel in cooperation with UAAMAC (EDU021).

The Carol Vollmer Memorial Scholarship is awarded to students at the San Diego campus (EDV022).

The Walt and Annette Wessell Scholarship is awarded to a student who is preparing for Christian ministry and demonstrates high achievement in New Testament studies (EPW023).

The Erhard and Alma Westerberg Continuing Education Scholarship Fund provides assistance for pastors, missionaries, and other church workers to continue their educations through Bethel Seminary San Diego (EDW134).

Fred and Lenore White Scholarship is awarded annually to a student who has a heart and vision for “one-on-one” evangelism and discipleship (EDW024).

The Ellen G. and Edward G. Wong Scholarship is awarded to a student who is planning to become a congregational pastor who might not finish without financial encouragement (EDW028).

The Ronald and Carolyn Youngblood Scholarship provides annual awards to students at the San Diego campus (EDY026).

Scholarships for Doctor of Ministry Students

The Rev. and Mrs. S. Adolph Carlson Memorial Scholarship has been established from the estate of this couple who faithfully served Christ in Canada. It is awarded to Baptist pastors from Western Canada or the Western United States who are pursuing the Doctor of Ministry degree (EPC030).

The Bengt and Alma M. Carlton Grant, which was established in the name of the Rev. Bengt Carlton and his wife Alma M. Carlton, is given annually to assist Doctor of Ministry students. Consideration is given to students showing financial need, academic achievement, and personal qualifications (EPC031).

The Town and Country Scholarship is awarded annually to Doctor of Ministry students serving in town and country ministries, and may be used by such persons to support research in issues of significance to town and country ministries (EPT124).