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Scholarship connects ethnic students with mentors

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Date Tue, 6 Apr 2004 14:38:39 -0500

April 6, 2004	News media contact: Linda Green 7 (615)742-5470 7 Nashville,
Tenn. 7 E-mail: 7 ALL-YE{160}

NOTE: The following article may be used as a sidebar to UMNS# 159

By Pamela Crosby*

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UMNS)-The United Methodist Board of Higher Education and
Ministry has launched a new scholarship program for ethnic high school and
college students interested in ordained ministry.

"Journey Toward Ordained Ministry" will connect mentors to 10 ethnic minority
high school or college students interested in pursuing ordained ministry in
the United Methodist Church.

Developed by the board's division of ordained ministry, the program requires
participation in a mentoring program and provides scholarships of  $5,000
each per academic year, with continued mentoring through seminary and

Undergraduate students are required to attend a United Methodist-related
college or university, and master's degree students are required to attend a
United Methodist seminary or theological school. The program will select
additional students as participants complete their seminary education.

Additional information is available from Saul Espino at (615) 340-7392 or by
e-mailing Applications are available online, 

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*Crosby is a staff member of the Office of Interpretation at the United
Methodist Board of Higher Education and Ministry.


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