Birmingham-Southern College will host its Christian Vocation Scholarship Day on Saturday, February 11, 2012, in the Berte Humanities Building. The day will be from 8:30 a.m. to approximately 1:30 p.m. and will include interviews and lunch.
Birmingham-Southern College's Director of Church Relations Laura Sisson says on that day the college anticipates awarding scholarships totaling $90,000.
For 2011-12, the college awarded 121 scholarships from the United Methodist Scholarship Fund. This is funded from church gifts and a small endowment, for United Methodist scholarships, which has remained secure and stable in the shaky economic environment.
Graduating high school seniors discerning a call to Christian vocation in the United Methodist Church are invited to interview for tuition scholarships supporting vocation and ministry. These Scholarships include the Elizabeth Henry Evins Scholarship for Christian Vocation, United Methodist Ministerial Student Scholarships, and the United Methodist Christian Education Scholarship.
In a letter to pastors Sisson explains, “The support system for pre-ministry students at Birmingham-Southern includes covenant groups for discernment; internships and opportunities to 'try-on' a variety of ministry programs; workshops and conferences; scholarships for travel to seminaries; and graduate program admission assistance on campus." She adds, "Of course, this in addition to an excellent course of study that prepares them well for seminary and graduate programs. With the resources of the Board of Ordained Ministry on campus, students have added opportunity to explore and prepare for candidacy.”
The deadline for Birmingham-Southern College to receive completed applications is February 1, 2012.
For more information, contact Laura Sisson at firstname.lastname@example.org, (205) 226-4861 or 800-523-5793, ext. 4861