UDTS Students Awarded Omaha Presbyterian Seminary Foundation Scholarships

Oct 17, 2017 | University Relations staff

DUBUQUE, Iowa – Seven University of Dubuque Theological Seminary students pursuing master of divinity degrees recently received scholarships from the Omaha Presbyterian Seminary Foundation. The foundation has a long tradition of supporting seminary students who are seeking to become ordained pastors in the Presbyterian Church (USA).

UDTS student Logan Dean Ellis, of Beaver City, Nebraska, was one of five full-time seminary students who were named Distinguished Award Winners. He received a $6,000 annual scholarship. Ellis is under the care of the Presbytery of Central Nebraska and a member of First Presbyterian Church of Beaver City.

UDTS students Christina Ennen, of Greenville, Illinois, and Amy Wegele, of Chehalis, Washington, were among the 15 full-time seminary students who were selected as Apollos Scholars this year. They each received a $3,000 annual scholarship. Ennen is from Presbytery of Southeastern Illinois and First Presbyterian Church in Greenville. Wegele is from Olympia Presbytery and Westminster Presbyterian Church in Chehalis.

Other Apollos Scholarship recipients who were previously selected and continuing their seminary studies at UDTS include Christine Dempsey, of Lincoln, Nebraska; Carolyn Grice, of Omaha, Nebraska; Colin Kerr, of Charleston, South Carolina; and Sharon Rees, of Kearney, Nebraska.

The Omaha Presbyterian Seminary Foundation has provided support to seminarians since 1954 and has awarded more than $4 million directly to students.

Apollos Scholarship applications are accepted from students who are members of a Presbyterian Church (USA) congregation, under the care of a Presbytery as a candidate or inquirer, and enrolled full-time in a master of divinity, master of arts, or dual degree program in one of 10 theological institutions of the Presbyterian Church (USA). Applications may be submitted beginning Jan. 1 and must be received no later than April 15. To learn more, visit www.omahapresbyterianseminaryfoundation.org.