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Scholarship Application Due Date Reminders
Apollos Scholarships due April 15: The Omaha Presbyterian Seminary Foundation accepts applications for Apollos Scholarships until April 15. Scholarships are in the amount of $1,500 or $3,000 per semester for up to 3 years of study. Please arrange for references and transcripts to be received in the Foundation office by April 15 as well. All completed applications will be forwarded to the selection committee following verification of status as Inquirer or Candidate with the CPM of their Presbytery, and as a full-time student making progress toward an M.Div. degree. Announcement of scholarship recipients is made on or about August 1. In the 60 years since the Foundation began financial support for seminarians, 69 students from Columbia Theological Seminary have benefited from loans (early years) and scholarships (since 1992). Please consider applying.
CTS 2014-15 Financial Aid Application due April 30: Please remember that you must apply each year for CTS Financial Aid. The deadline for 2014-15 is April 30, 2014. You must also complete the 2014-15 FAFSA or renewal, as appropriate. The 2014-15 CTS FA Application is a PDF fill-able document located at http://www.ctsnet.edu/financial-planning. Scroll down the page and find “Need Based Aid.” All the information that you will need is located under Need Based Aid. Click on Fill-in Application. Wait a minute and the box for the password will appear. The password is CTS1415FA. You have the option of submitting the application via email to: email@example.com. or placing the application in inter-office mail addressed to: Vivian Hodo, CTS FPO, Box #1F. If you have problems or concerns please contact the CTS Office of Financial Planning.
Annual Fund and New Video
Last, about 425 people gathered at a Partners In Ministry event in Atlanta to hear more about the seminary's mission. Everyone was challenged to consider giving $1000 or more each year over the next 3-5 years. This is how we are able to provide significant financial aid for more than 90% of our basic degree students. So far new gifts and pledges are totaling about $400,000! We also unveiled a new video for the event. Interviews included students Patrick Harley, Josh Stanley, and Kristy Ray; as well as faculty Dean Deborah Mullen, Brennan Breed, and Kevin Park. Feel free to share it with prospective students and donors. It’s on our website at http://www.ctsnet.edu/video?id=62.
April 25-29: Colloquium 2014--Loving the World Next Door
In partnership with the Interfaith Community Initiatives of Atlanta, the Office of Alumni/ae Relations at Columbia Theological Seminary presents a two-part event called “Loving the World Next Door”. Over the weekend, professor emeritus Ben Campbell Johnson will host an interfaith immersion experience at various locations in the Atlanta area. On Monday and Tuesday, classroom instruction will be offered about a variety of the world’s faith traditions by members of the Columbia Faculty. Participants will have the option of attending either or both of these segments, or all five days of the event. Students may participate FREE in the on-campus sessions (Monday, Tuesday), and there are scholarships for students to participate in the interfaith immersion experience during the previous weekend. Please be sure to register in the next two weeks if you are interested.
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