LCMS Global Seminary Initiative — International Student Scholarships
2015–2017 LWML Mission Grant #9
Grant Amount: $100,000
- To provide scholarships for pastors from emerging and partner church bodies to obtain advanced degrees at the two Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) seminaries. It also will fund sending LCMS professors and qualified pastors to teach at regional seminaries around the world. Scholarships for students attending in-country seminaries as well as funding for seminars and educational conferences will be provided.
The Global Seminary Initiative is a program that provides Lutheran theological education by bringing the best students worldwide to The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) seminaries to study at the graduate level so that they can return to their home countries and provide advanced theological leadership. Also provided is support for local regional seminaries — both infra-structure and scholarships for students to attend regional seminaries. Another offering of the program is continuing education — seminars, conferences and visits by qualified LCMS pastors and professors to teach in the local region. LWML grant money will provide scholarships for the international students.