Share

Find something interesting?  Share it with someone you know

Send this page to a friend

Our student body is not only ethnically diverse, it is also boasts a variety of faith backgrounds.

Merit Scholarships

Applicants completing the McCormick admission application by March 1 will be considered for merit scholarships. All applicants wishing to be considered for a merit scholarship must be interviewed by a faculty member. Criteria which the Scholarship Committee uses in naming recipients of the Merit Scholarships are:

• Evidence of active Christian faith and practice and a personal call to ministry,
• Outstanding achievement in undergraduate and graduate-level academic programs and in previous work experience,
• Demonstrated potential for leadership,
• Commitment to involvement in the church,
• A full-time student, and
• A citizen, permanent resident, or eligible nonresident of the United States.

 

The May and E.E. Patterson Scholarships

The May and E.E. Patterson Scholarships are made possible through the generosity of the late May and E.E. Patterson, former members of First Presbyterian Church of Evanston, Ill. Patterson scholarships are awarded to students entering full time in the Master of Divinity program who show unusual promise for parish ministry. These renewable scholarships provide $21,500 annually for tuition, fees, books, and living costs.

 

Gilbert and Marlene Bowen Scholarships

These scholarships are made possible through a generous gift from members and friends of the Kenilworth Union Church in Kenilworth, Ill., in honor of their pastor Gilbert and his wife Marlene for their 31 years of ministry in that congregation. These renewable scholarships provide $21,500 annually for tuition, fees, books, and living costs.

 

Tomlinson-Hampton Scholarships

These scholarships are made possible by the generosity of A.N. and Elizabeth Tomlinson-Hampton. The Hamptons were longtime members of First Presbyterian Church of Evanston when legendary preacher Dr. Harold Blake Walker (Class of 1932) was pastor. The Hamptons have established this scholarship to support students who show promise for leadership in the church as Dr. Walker did. These renewable scholarships provide $21,500 annually for tuition, fees, books, and living costs.

 

G. Ernest Wright Scholarships

The G. Ernest Wright Scholarships were established in honor of the late G. Ernest Wright, distinguished alumnus, scholar, and faculty member of McCormick Theological Seminary. These renewable scholarships provide $13,000 annually for full-time students entering the Master of Divinity or the Master of Theological Studies degree programs.

 

Mary Alice Walker Scholarship

The Mary Alice Walker Scholarship was established by Harold Blake Walker in gratitude for his wife’s support while he was a seminarian at McCormick. This renewable scholarship provides $13,000 annually for a full-time student entering the Master of Divinity or Master of Theological Studies programs.

 

Thomas B. Mackie Scholarships

The Thomas B. Mackie Scholarships are made possible through the generosity of the late Thomas B. Mackie, a member of the Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago. Preference for these scholarships are given to racial ethnic students entering full-time in the Master of Divinity or the Master of Theological Studies programs who show unusual promise for ministry. These renewable scholarships provide $13,000 annually for tuition, fees, books, and living costs.

 

The Reverend Doctor Minsoo Pai Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is made possible by the family of Minsoo Pai, McCormick alumnus widely known for his pioneering work in rural development ministry in Korea. The Pai Scholarship provides $13,000 annually for full-time students who are exceptional candidates for ministry entering the Master of Divinity or the Master of Theological Studies degree programs. Preference for this scholarship is given to a Korean American student.

 

Dr. Calvin H. Schmitt Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded in honor of Dr. Calvin H. Schmitt, a beloved member of the McCormick community, who served as librarian at the Seminary from 1947 to 1975. This renewable scholarship provides $21,500 annually for tuition, fees, books, and living costs. Preference for this award is given to an Hispanic student.

 

Wilmette Scholarship

This scholarship was established by First Presbyterian Church of Wilmette, Ill., in honor of Robert and Norma Miller, longtime members of First Presbyterian Church and friends of McCormick Theological Seminary. Robert Miller served on the Board of McCormick for 11 years, including six of those years as the Treasurer. This renewable scholarship provides $13,000 annually for full-time students entering the Master of Divinity or the Master of Theological Studies degree programs.

 

Florence R. and J. Elliot P. Morrison Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Florence (Class of 1953) and Elliot (Class of 1954) Morrison at McCormick where they began their education in ministry in the Presbyterian Church. This renewable scholarship provides $13,000 annually for full-time students entering the Master of Divinity or the Master of Theological Studies degree programs.

 

Tishabell A. Hewing Scholarship

This scholarship provides $13,000 annually, renewable up to three years, for any one student. It was Tishabell Hewing’s wish that “consideration be given to, but not limited to, students preparing for a ministry to youth or the disadvantaged who will serve within the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).”

 

The Charles G. and Juanita R. Chakerian Fellowships

The Chakerian Fellowships are made possible through the gifts of Mrs. Juanita Chakerian and the late Dr. Charles Chakerian in support of the Dual Competency Program which Dr. Chakerian established during his tenure on the McCormick faculty. Up to two awards of $2,500 each are made annually to students who have demonstrated both financial need and academic excellence and who are enrolled in one of the dual competency/dual degree programs co-sponsored by the Seminary. Chakerian fellowship recipients may also apply for need-based tuition assistance. McCormick’s need-based tuition grant program represents the largest amount of aid given to students.