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DHE leadership scholars program applications now

From "Communication Ministries" <>
Date Fri, 21 Dec 2001 13:34:3 -0500

Date: December 21, 2001
Disciples News Service
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Contact: Curt Miller
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	ST.LOUIS (DNS) -- Undergraduate or incoming first-year
students who demonstrate potential and promise for church
leadership are invited to apply for the 2002-2003 Division
of Higher Education Leadership Fellows Program. 

	"The purpose of the Division of Higher Education (DHE) is
to nurture men and women  lay and clergy  for
transformational leadership in the church and the wider
human community through the church's institutions of higher
education," said DHE president Dennis Landon. "Active
involvement in campus ministries and other
leadership-related activities will encourage and strengthen
a student's church leadership potential." 

	This spring, DHE expects to add approximately 10 new
Leadership Fellows to the 2002-2003 class, which includes
18 students already involved in the program. The annual
grant for fellows will be $2,000.

	To be eligible for the fellowship, a student must:

	Be and undergraduate student or a high school senior
planning to attend a regionally accredited American college
or university;
	Intend to be a full-time student (24 or more semester
hours or equivalent) in the coming academic year;
	Be a participating member of a congregation of the
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ);
	Express a commitment to serve the church as clergy or lay
leader and to participate in the leadership development
activities required by DHE Leadership Fellows Program.

	DHE undergraduate scholarship recipients will be required
to participate in planning and leading campus ministry
programs or similar activities. The campus chaplain,
director of church relations, ecumenical campus minister or
another appropriate official will oversee this
participation. Awards can be renewed for students who meet
certain academic and service requirements. In addition, DHE
fellows will attend annual leadership conferences each fall
in St. Louis, Mo. 

	Fellowship guidelines and the application packet are
available online at or
through the mail by calling (314) 991-3000 between 8:30
a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Central Time Monday through Friday.

	All materials for the 2002-2003 scholarships must be
postmarked by February 16, 2002. This includes an official
transcript from the student's current school, a completed
copy of the Free Application for Financial Student AID
(FAFSA) form OMB 1845-0008 titled "Student Aid Report," and
all forms included in the application packet available

	DHE's scholarship program for undergraduate Disciples
students is funded using income from a series of endowment
gifts. About two-thirds of scholarships go to students at
Disciples-related colleges and universities, and about
one-third go to students at other independent institutions
and at public universities. Including cooperative efforts
with local congregations, DHE helped distribute almost
$219,000 in scholarships in 2001.
	Fourteen universities and seven theological institutions
in 12 states are in covenant with the Christian Church
(Disciples of Christ), serving 24,000 students. In
addition, three schools and three theological institutions
maintain historical ties with the denomination. Also, DHE
is affiliated with more than 80 campus ministries programs
across the country. 

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