Synod of the Sun Scholarships
Deadline now in January!
ERRATA: The previous version of this e-mail has incorrect deadline dates of January 15, 2021.
The actual deadline for both offerings is January 15, 2022.
The Synod of the Sun offers scholarships for M.Div. students attending PC(USA) seminaries through the Synod of the Sun Presbyterian Foundation.

The Synod also offers scholarships to selected undergraduate students at Austin College and Trinity University through the Kerr-Munson Scholarship.

All other persons seeking scholarship assistance should go to: http://www.synodsun.org/grants

The deadline for applications has been moved from June to January. This will help students have a better idea of their educational funding prior to the beginning of the 2022 academic year.

All scholarship materials must be received by the Synod by January 15, 2021. Read more about our Kerr-Munson and M.Div scholarships below.
Pre-Med and Education Majors at Austin College and Trinity University
The Kerr-Munson Scholarship for Undergraduate Studies
Thanks to a generous donation, the Synod of the Sun is proud to offer the Betty Kerr Munson - John Steele Kerr Scholarship for selected students attending Austin College and Trinity University.

This scholarship is open to undergraduate students attending Austin College or Trinity University in the studies of education (female) or pre-medicine (male or female).
The primary purpose of this scholarship program, as set forth by the donor, is to support education (female students) and pre-medicine (male and female students) majors, primarily at Austin College, with funding for students at Trinity University, should funding be available.
The scholarship is multi-year, up to $5000 per year, with a maximum of $20,000 for four years.
The following criteria must be met by each applicant:
  • You must be enrolled at Austin College or Trinity University.
  • A female applicant must be in pursuit of a major in education or pre-medicine (or their equivalents). A male applicant must be in pursuit of a major in pre-medicine (or its equivalents).
  • An applicant must be a member in good standing of a Presbyterian Church, as determined by the Synod Grants and Scholarship Commission.

Complete details on how to apply and additional documentation needed can be found on the synod website at:

All scholarship materials must be received by January 15, 2022.
M.Div. Scholarships Offered by the Synod of the Sun Presbyterian Foundation
The Synod of the Sun Presbyterian Foundation’s scholarship program encourages a strong and continuing dedication toward theological study. These scholarships are awarded annually to cover one scholastic year, and an applicant may apply for scholarship aid for up to three years of scholastic study. This scholarship is for MDiv students attending PC(USA) seminaries.

The following criteria must be met by each applicant:
  • You must be a member of a Presbyterian Church (USA) congregation within the four-state Synod of the Sun area: Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas
  • You must be certified as an Inquirer or Candidate under the care of the Committee on Preparation for Ministry (COPM) in your presbytery.
  • You should be planning to serve within the Presbyterian Church (USA) following graduation.
  • You will be a full-time student pursuing a Master of Divinity degree (MDiv) at a Presbyterian or Presbyterian-related (by covenant) theological school.
 
Complete details on how to apply and additional documentation needed can be found on the synod website at:

All scholarship materials must be received by January 15, 2022.