Lederach Preaching Scholarship

Published: October 19, 2021

  • Purpose: To encourage and support students as they develop skills in pastoral leadership and preaching
  • Recipient: Awarded annually to students who sense a call to pastoral leadership and show promise in preaching
  • Amount: Varying amounts
  • Application deadline:  April 1

Other scholarship information

  • Scholarship type: Ministry
  • Duration: Recipients must reapply for this scholarship each year, submitting an updated essay with each renewal application
  • Recipient’s program: Master of Divinity Campus; Master of Divinity Connect; MA in Christian Formation; MA: Theology and Global Anabaptism; MA: Theology and Peace Studies; Graduate Certificate in Theological Studies
  • Recipient’s location of study: On campus or from a distance
  • Recipient’s enrollment status: Full time or Part time
  • Recipient’s permanent residence: U.S., Canada or international
  • Recipient’s church affiliation: Applicant must be a member in good standing of a congregation affiliated with Mennonite World Conference

Procedures to apply

Applicants must submit the following by April 1 for the upcoming academic year: 

  • Complete the online Scholarship Application
  • Submit an essay of 350 to 500 words describing your sense of call to pastoral ministry and to preaching. Past recipients will need to submit an updated essay each time they reapply.