One of Denver Seminary’s core visions is to be a school committed to valuing and nurturing diversity in our community. You can support this vision by donating to the Latino/a Student Scholarship Fund and provide more opportunities for students of Latino ancestry to pursue their seminary education. This fund is vital for equipping pastors, para-church ministry leaders, scholars, counselors, and lay leaders to minister in their Latino communities and lead the next generation of Latino ministries.
Students must be 50% or more of Latino ancestry and be enrolled as a full-time student pursuing a Master of Divinity (MDiv) degree.
“Born and raised in Colorado as a first generation Latina, I am the first in my family to attend college. I was raised in a loving and godly home where Jesus was a great priority. My hope is to be able to disciple God’s people through pastoral care, connecting others to a nurturing and gracious God. I am in awe of what God has done in my life and I pray I can please Him and bring Him glory by maximizing my time here at Denver Seminary for the sake of His kingdom and the gospel. Thank you for your generous gift through the Latino/a Student Scholarship! It is such a blessing to me and I couldn’t be more thankful, though that word cannot fully sum up my gratitude.”
– Scholarship Recipient, 2018-2019
“The Latino population in the United States is growing at an incredible rate. The educational level of Hispanics in all fields is rising as well. The need for making graduate level seminary training available will only become more acute in the coming years. The most daunting problem facing Latinos, however, is financial. On average, the income of Hispanics is less than other populations. Therefore, seminary education becomes a difficult and distant aspiration for Latinos. The Latino/a Student Scholarship Fund can help meet the financial needs of qualified Latino applicants.”
– Dr. M. Daniel Carroll Rodas (Former Earl S. Kalland Chair of Old Testament Studies)
- Recipients will be full-time Latino/a students (as established by the Seminary catalog) at Denver Seminary, enrolled in the MDiv program. If there are no qualified full-time students at the time of distribution of the funds, a part-time student may qualify as a recipient.
- Recipients must complete a one-page essay that discusses how their Hispanic background both prepares them for Seminary and informs their identity, present ministry, and plans for ministry after graduation.
- Recipients must demonstrate financial need and be in good academic standing.
- The scholarship may be renewed each year until recipients graduate, as long as they meet the above criteria and the degree is completed within the time period stated in the catalog.