Fund for Theological Education Undergraduate Fellowships
The Fund for Theological Education (FTE) Undergraduate Fellowships Program supports young leaders from diverse racial and ethnic communities and a variety of Christian faith traditions who are exploring ministry as vocation. Fellowships provide both scholarship assistance and a support network during a student’s junior or senior year of college.
FTE Undergraduate Fellows receive a stipend of $2,000 to apply toward education-related expenses and/or an experience of exploring ministry. Fellows also attend the FTE Leaders in Ministry Conference held during the year of application—FTE covers transportation, lodging, food, and fees. Students unable to attend the conference should not apply for the fellowship.
Candidates must be U.S. or Canadian citizens or permanent residents and current sophomores or juniors in an accredited North American undergraduate program at the time of application. They must be maintaining a GPA of at least 3.0 on a four-point scale and must be nominated by a faculty member, administrator, chaplain, campus minister, or current pastor.
According to FTE, good candidates possess commitment to the church, capacity to work in leadership with others, ability to connect personal faith to larger concerns in church and society, capacity for healthy engagement across cultures and/or lines of difference, emotional maturity, intellectual and theological curiosity, communication and critical thinking skills, personal integrity, self-awareness, and a sense of healthy boundaries.