FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Decatur, GA. The Omaha Presbyterian Seminary Foundation has announced 14 new Apollos Scholarship awards for the 2011-2012 academic year. Among the recipients is Frank “Mike” McCracken, a second-year student at Columbia Theological Seminary and a member of Independent Presbyterian Church, Birmingham, AL.
The Apollos Scholarships are awarded annually to Master of Divinity students enrolled in one of the 10 seminaries of the Presbyterian Church (USA). Established in 1954, the program is modeled after the biblical story of Apollos, a young man who came from Alexandria, Egypt, to Ephesus, where his gifts for preaching and teaching were encouraged by Jesus’ followers (Acts 18.24-27).
Columbia Theological Seminary, located in Decatur, GA, was established in 1828 and is one of 10 theological institutions of the Presbyterian Church (USA). The seminary offers seven graduate degree programs: Master of Divinity, Master of Arts (Theological Studies), Master of Arts in Practical Theology, Master of Theology, Doctor of Ministry, Doctor of Educational Ministry, and Doctor of Theology in Pastoral Counseling. Currently 421 students are enrolled, representing 30 denominations, 34 states, and 10 countries. More information about Columbia: http://www.ctsnet.edu.