Applications Being Taken for the
Charles F. Schwab Ministerial Scholarship

Trustees of the Charles F. Schwab Ministerial Scholarship Fund of the First Christian Church of Decatur are accepting applications for scholarships offered by the fund.  The fund is named in honor of Charles F. Schwab, who served as minister of First of Decatur from 1942 to 1972.  Awards totaling $7,000 have been made since the inception of the fund in 1993.

Scholarships in multiples of $500 are awarded according to the following criteria:

  • Hold membership in a Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) congregation in Georgia for at least one year, or show evidence of having been a member of such a congregation before beginning a college education.
  • Have successfully completed one year's requirements towards a Minister of Divinity degree at a theological school affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) or other schools as approved by the trustees on a case by case basis.
  • Have a letter of recommendation of the Dean of the institution where enrolled concerning the student's promise for ministry.

Scholarships will be awarded by trustees of the fund with the advise of the ministerial staff of the First Christian Church of Decatur.  In making the awards the trustees will give consideration to academic achievement, promise for the ministry, and financial need of the candidate.

Scholarship applications are available from Schwab Scholarship Committee, First Christian Church, 601 W. Ponce de Leon Ave, Decatur, GA  30031, or by calling the church office at 404-378-3621.

Completed applications must be received by July 1 or each year.

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