January 01, 2019

Through the bold vision and steadfast leadership of Dr. Felix Gilbert, Denver Seminary established the Black Student Fellowship Endowed Scholarship in 2019. Dr. Gilbert had and spread a contagious passion for equipping the Black community to share the good news of the gospel, and he saw seminary education as key to this pursuit. To honor Dr. Gilbert and his legacy, the scholarship was renamed the Dr. Felix Gilbert Black Student Endowed Scholarship in May 2021.

Dr. Gilbert invited all to participate in his vision of affordable, accessible, and theologically sound seminary education. It is because of community support, and this shared vision we can offer this scholarship. Denver Seminary is immeasurably thankful for the impact that Dr. Gilbert has had on our institution and our community. We are proud to honor his legacy by offering our students the Dr. Felix Gilbert Black Student Endowed Scholarship.

“Preacher, worship leader, pastor, professor, encourager, mentor, and friend, Dr. Gilbert enriched our lives and changed Denver Seminary in profound and beautiful ways.” – Dr. Mark Young, President 

Student Eligibility

  • Recipients can be a full-time students or part-time students (as established by the Seminary catalog) at Denver Seminary, enrolled in a masters’ level program or a certificate program, pursuing their degree residentially or online:
    • Priority will be given to qualified Black students with U.S. citizenship studying at the Denver campus.
    • Second priority will be given to other students of color residing in the U.S. studying at the Denver campus.
  • Recipients must demonstrate financial need and be in good academic standing as determined by the Financial Aid Committee of the Seminary. Students awarded the Dr. Felix Gilbert Black Student Fellowship Endowed Scholarship must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.75 while attending Denver Seminary.
  • Scholarship may be renewed each year until the recipients graduate, as long as the recipients meet the above criteria and the degree is completed within the time period stated in the catalog.

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