Resources for Ethnic Minority Students

The webinar, scholarships, and mentoring and professional development programs listed here can offer support for minority students who are pursuing theological education.

Student Mentoring Cohort

Every Voice student mentoring cohorts provide an opportunity for mentoring and community for ethnic minority and Majority World students in Christian theological education. Apply now for our 2024–2025 mentoring cohort. Applications are due by May 15, 2024.

“Should I Do a PhD?” Webinar

This webinar is designed to help ethnic minority students think through the complex issues surrounding the question of whether to do a PhD. Co-sponsored by the Institute for Biblical Research student group, the webinar features Miguel Echevarria, Dennis R. Edwards, and Chloe Sun.

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PhD Programs

For students interested in pursuing a PhD, it can be challenging to find programs. To help students in that endeavor, we’ve created a list of schools that offer PhDs in Old Testament. We hope to expand that list to New Testament and Theology in the future. But for students interested in those fields, the schools on this list might be a good place to start. This list should be taken as purely informational and not as a recommendation for any of these schools.

Scholarship Opportunities in the USA

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Mentoring and Professional Development Opportunities

  • Forum for Theological Exploration:
    Forum for Theological Educators – a yearly event providing mentoring and networking for doctoral students of color
  • United Lutheran Seminary:
    Asian Theological Summer Institute – a summer seminar offering feedback on doctoral research for Asian/Asian American students
  • Hispanic Theological Initiative:
    HTI Scholar program – program for Latino/a doctoral students  involving a yearly Professional Development Conference, mentoring, networking funds, and pedagogy workshops