You can contribute any amount, at any time, to the Theological School Annual Scholarship Fund or an existing endowed scholarship fund.
Using the online form to make a gift, select “Other Fund” in section Gift information section, and type the name of the fund to which you want to contribute in the “Comments” box.
Would you like to establish a new scholarship in honor or memory of someone special?
Scholarship funds enable Drew to attract and retain intellectually prepared students and ensure the Theological School’s ability to provide a rigorous and supportive educational experience.
The minimum needed to establish named an endowed scholarship is $100,000. A new fund may be created over three to five years through a pledge that is filled incrementally with annual payments. Once the fund reaches the minimum threshold, it becomes permanently endowed and generates an annual scholarship award.
Alternatively, a term scholarship may be established for a period of five years. In this case, a donation of $5,000 each year is applied immediately to a scholarship award. The scholarship will remain in effect only for the term during which these contributions are made.
For more information contact Pauline Kang, Office of Theological School Advancement, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 973-408-3695.
List of Endowed Scholarships
Franklin E. and Bertha E. Allison Scholarship
Endowed by the estate of Franklin E. and Bertha E. Allison in 1979. Awarded to assist a student or students in training for the ministry or Christian education.
Henry G. Appenzeller Scholarship
Endowed in 1988, in memory of Henry G. Appenzeller, 1885 graduate of the Theological School, by friends. Awarded to a second- or third-year student who displays commitment to service in the spirit of Henry G. Appenzeller, the first Methodist missionary to Korea.
Lawrence Athey Scholarship
Endowed by the estate of Lawrence H. Athey T’31. Awarded to deserving theological students.
Cathrine C. Baxter Scholarship
Endowed in the year 2000 by this lifelong United Methodist churchwoman from Summitville, N.Y. Awarded as a two-year scholarship to one or more United Methodist students contemplating parish ministry–with standing as either a junior in the College or a second-year M.Div. student in the Theological School–with a preference for young men and for students from New York State.
Florence Ellen Bell Scholarship
Endowed by William A. Tieck T’42. Awarded to candidates for the Ph.D. degree in Methodist Studies.
Frank C. and Ethel S. Benitz Memorial Scholarship
Endowed in 1969 by Frank R. Benitz to honor his parents. Awarded to a young man preparing for United Methodist ministry.
Lester Berenbroick and Warren Crater Scholarship
Endowed in 2003 by Lester W. Berenbroick, Professor Emeritus of Church Music at Drew Theological School, and Warren H. Crater T’59. Awarded annually to one or more students on the basis of financial need or merit who demonstrate promise for lay, ordained, or non-parish ministry. Renewable annually as long as the recipient maintains good academic standing.
Endowed in 2008 by the estate of Betty B. Arnold, a long-time Drew employee. To be awarded to needy and worthy students in the Theological School.
Barbara W. Bostleman Scholarship
Endowed in 2006 by the Estate of Barbara W. Bostleman. Awarded to deserving theological students.
G. Roy and Olive Scott Bragg Scholarship
Endowed in 1992 by Mrs. Bragg in memory of G. Roy Bragg T’39. Awarded to a second- or third-year student preparing for the ministry who excels in the study of theology.
C. Maxwell Brown Scholarship
Endowed in 1977 by Evelyn Berger Brown in honor of her husband, C. Maxwell Brown T’32. Awarded to second- or third-year M.Div. students with demonstrated need.
Gladys Capron Memorial Scholarship
Endowed in 1990 by the Reverend Richard W. Capron T’73, G’86 in memory of his grandmother, Gladys Capron. Awarded to a second- or third-year student who professes a vocation in urban ministry.
Henry J. and Georgetta Cassard Memorial Scholarship
Endowed in 1968 by Georgetta Cassard, Marcella Cassard Chapman, and Georgetta Cassard Webbe. Awarded to deserving theological students.
Chatham United Methodist Women’s Scholarship
An award to a woman in the M.Div. program, usually given to an entering student, but renewable if need continues. Made available by the Chatham, N.J., United Methodist Women and awarded through the Drew Theological School Financial Assistance Committee.
Andrew Cheng Scholarship
Endowed in 2002 by Andrew Cheng T’41. Awarded to Chinese students training for the ministry, with preference for nationals of the People’s Republic of China who would not otherwise be able to come to the United States for such training.
Reverend Helen Gulick Clement Memorial Scholarship
Endowed in 2002 by a bequest from this 1991 alumna. Awarded annually to one or more students who demonstrate both financial need and high academic achievement. Renewable.
Mildred Moody Eakin Scholarship
Endowed in 1987 by bequest from this assistant professor emeritus of religious education who taught at Drew from 1932 to 1955. Awarded with preference to students preparing for work in religious education, especially with children.
James Fleming Scholarship
Endowed in 1969 by a bequest from the estate of James Fleming. Awarded annually to students with promise for ministry.
R. Benjamin Garrison Scholarship
Established in 1995 by Mrs. Raymond Vogel. Awarded annually to a third-year seminary student, selected by the faculty, who has excelled in preaching.
William H. Gray, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
Endowed in 1998 by friends and William H. Gray III, Class of 1966—former university trustee, former U.S. Congressman, and president of the United Negro College Fund—in honor of his father. Awarded annually to an ethnic minority student preparing for parish ministry who shows potential for exceptional leadership.
Frank W. Grippin Memorial Scholarship
Endowed in 1989 by Helen Grippin in memory of her husband, Frank W. Grippin T’30. Awarded to a student, preferably Asian, in need.
For a deserving student preparing for the ministry.
Harris Memorial Trust Scholarship
Established in 1966 by the Harris Memorial Trust. Awarded to outstanding students at the seminary level who are devoting themselves to training for the pastoral ministry.
Haverstraw United Methodist Church Scholarship
Awarded annually since 1988 from the Goldsmith bequest to the Haverstraw Methodist Church. Awarded to a student who attended the Haverstraw United Methodist Church, who resides in Rockland County, N.Y., or who is a member of the Greater New Jersey Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church.
Fred Herrigel Memorial Scholarship
Endowed by the Herrigel family and friends in memory of Fred Herrigel Jr. and Fred Herrigel III, Drew trustees, and Fred Herrigel IV. Awarded to a deserving Theological School student who demonstrates financial need.
Dr. Stanley R. Hopper Scholarship
Endowed by family, friends, and colleagues to honor the first dean of the Graduate School. Awarded annually to a candidate in biblical studies.
Lynn Harold Hough Scholarship
Endowed in 1984 to honor this Class of 1905 alumnus, long-time professor of homiletics, and dean of the school (1934-1947). Awarded annually to a student who can unite Christian action with homiletic inspiration.
Jacqueline T. Powell
Clarice M. and Herbert E. Howe Scholarship
Established in 2004 by Herbert E. Howe Jr., Wesley Howe, and Clarice Howe Johnson, in memory of their mother and father. The scholarship honors Clarice M. Howe’s accomplishments as a life-long active Methodist churchwoman. Awarded to students whose goal is the Methodist ministry, with preference for first-year women students over the age of 35.
Howard Clark Kee Scholarship
Established in 1995 by Betsey Fordyce Miller G’64, to honor the inspired teaching of Howard Clark Kee. Awarded to students in the Biblical Studies program, with preference for a student with a record of interest and achievement in New Testament studies. Renewable.
Korean Theological Scholarship
Awarded to deserving Korean and Korean-American students.
Henry L. Lambdin Scholarship
Named for Dr. Henry L. Lambdin T’14, T’35, long-time professor of homiletics. Awarded annually to one or more candidates in the M.Div. program.
Edwin Lewis Scholarship
Endowed in 1974 by Kenneth B. Grady T’30, a former trustee, and his wife, Velva T’27, in memory of her father, Edwin Lewis, former professor in the Theological School. Awarded to students who have completed the second year of theological study and who show outstanding promise in the
study of theology.
Vera C. Mace Scholarship
Established in 2008 by a bequest from Vera C. Mace T’43. To be awarded to women graduate students in theology.
Magee Christian Education Scholarship
Awarded since 1980 by the Magee Christian Education Foundation to students preparing for full-time, church-related vocations.
Gertrude S. Mallalieu Scholarship
Awarded to deserving students preparing for the ministry.
Mary Louise Jarden Maser and Frederick E. Maser Scholarship
Endowed in 2003 by the estate of Frederick E. Maser. Awarded to deserving theological
John McClintock Association Scholarship
Endowed in 1917 by friends, family and colleagues to honor the first president of Drew Theological School. Awarded to outstanding students preparing for the ministry.
Delaplaine McDaniel Fellowship
Endowed in 1914. Awarded to an M.Div. candidate in the next year’s graduating class based on outstanding accomplishment and promise for ministry.
Stanley J. and Betty Menking Scholarship
Endowed in 1985 by Stanley J. Menking, T’57, G’66, and former associate dean of the Theological School, and his wife, Betty. Awarded to a second-year theological student who is preparing for ministry in the United Methodist Church and who shows promise of integrating theological understanding with the practice of ministry.
Carl Michalson Scholarship
Endowed in 1988 by the Carl Michalson Society in memory of Dr. Michalson T’39, the Henry Anson Buttz professor of systematic theology at Drew. Awarded in the spring to a first-year M.Div. student who has shown outstanding scholarship and unusual promise as a preacher and pastor.
Mickel Scholarship in Town and Country Ministry
Established in 2000 by Christopher Mickel, Class of 1988. Awarded annually to one or more second- or third-year students who demonstrate an abiding interest in rural or small-town ministry, with preference for students with financial need.
Morrow Memorial Scholarship
Endowed in 1939 by the Morrow Memorial Church in Maplewood, N.J. Awarded to the rising third-year M.Div. candidate who has shown high scholarship and promise as a preacher and pastor.
David and Joan Myers Scholarship. Established in 2003 by David M. (T’60) and Joan H. Myers. To be awarded to a Theological School student who excels in preaching. Renewable.
Leslie J. Nevins Scholarship
Endowed in 1972 by Dora E. Nevins in memory of her husband, Leslie J. Nevins T’23. For a student preparing for the ministry.
John P. Newman Scholarship
Endowed in 1903 to honor this bishop of the Methodist Church. Awarded to deserving students with financial need who are preparing for Christian ministry.
Endowed in 1981 in memory of John Ockershausen, one of Drew’s first trustees, and his wife, by their granddaughter, Julia Huffington T’33. Awarded to a deserving theological student.
Judge and Mrs. Lindsay O’Connor Scholarship
Awarded to students preparing for the ministry.
John Paterson Memorial Scholarship
Endowed by his daughter, Anne, and her husband, Chester B. Dugdale C’39, in memory of her father, who was a professor of Hebrew and Old Testament at Drew from 1931 to 1957. Awarded to a deserving student of Old Testament studies.
William and Mary Jane Pennington Scholarship
Established in 1997 by bequest and named for lifelong supporters of the church. Awarded annually to one or more students on the basis of financial need or merit who demonstrate promise for lay, ordained, or non-parish ministry. Renewable annually as long as the recipient maintains good academic standing.
Dan M. Potter Scholarship
Endowed in 2000 in memory of this ecumenical leader and pioneering religious broadcaster. Awarded annually to one or more students preparing for the ministry and enduring financial hardship.
Joseph H. Rainear Scholarship
Established in 2001 by the estate of Elizabeth H. Rainear, in memory of her husband, the Reverend Joseph H. Rainear C’40, T’42. For a worthy student or students in the Theological School.
William M. Reider Scholarship
Endowed by Mr. Reider. Awarded to students from New Jersey.
Raymond Rhoads Scholarship
Endowed in 2006 by Raymond Rhoads T’59. Awarded to students in their second year of theological study who have shown interest and promise in New Testament studies. Renewable.
William F. D. Rodda Scholarship
Endowed in 1985 by Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Walden in gratitude for Dr. Rodda’s ministry in the United Methodist Church. Dr. Rodda was also a Drew trustee. Awarded to a deserving theological student with promise for ministry and in need of financial support.
Bertha A. and Emma L. Schur and Arthur C. and Matilde Mundle Memorial Scholarship
Endowed in 1978 by bequest of Bertha A. Schur. Awarded annually to students with financial need.
Warren P. Sheen Scholarship
Establised in 2008 by the Estate of Roger Sheen. Awarded to a deserving theological student.
Marjorie M. Simons Scholarship
Endowed by the estate of Christian C. Simons in memory of his wife, Marjorie M. Simons, in 1983. Awarded to deserving theological students.
Dr. Robert Drew Simpson and Dr. Megan Demarest Simpson Scholarship
Established in 2005 by Edward R. and Helen Hintz, to honor the Reverend Dr. Robert Drew Simpson C’45, T’48, T’54 and Dr. Megan Demarest Simpson C’46, G’80, and their contributions to the United Methodist Church and to Drew University. Awarded to students in the third year of the Master of Divinity program who plan to pursue a
career in pastoral ministry in the United Methodist Church and who demonstrate financial need.
Robert Drew Simpson Scholarship
Endowed in 1990 by Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Walden in honor of Dr. Simpson’s retirement as pastor of the Chatham United Methodist Church. Dr. Simpson C’45, T’48, T’54 is also a Drew trustee emeritus. Awarded to a deserving theological student.
Charles F. Sitterly Scholarship
Endowed in 1979 via bequest from Bancroft Walker Sitterly to honor his father, an 1886 alumnus and long-time professor of Greek, New Testament, and biblical literature. Awarded annually to one or more Theological School students with financial need.
Harold Paul Sloan Scholarship
Endowed in 1983 from a fund established by Dr. Harold Paul Sloan T’07, a former Drew trustee, and his family. Awarded to theological students, with preference given to students from the southern area of the New Jersey Annual Conference, where Dr. Sloan served his ministry.
Joseph M. Sloane Scholarship
Endowed in 1986 by Mr. and Mrs. Joseph M. Sloane and awarded to a student preparing for parish ministry, with preference for a current or former member of the Union United Methodist Church of East Northport, N.Y. The award is renewable if need persists.
George E. Sovereign Scholarship
Endowed in 1989 by the estate of this Methodist layman. Awarded annually to assist students in securing their theological training.
Geoffrey and Helene Stafford Diversity Scholarship
Endowed by the estate of Mrs. Helene Stafford in memory of her husband, Geoffrey, a former Drew professor. Awarded to entering M.Div. students with outstanding promise for ministry.
Geoffrey and Helene Stafford International Scholarship
Endowed by the estate of Mrs. Helene Stafford in memory of her husband, Geoffrey, a former Drew professor. Awarded to second-year M.Div. students in seminaries outside the United States for one year of study at Drew and to international candidates for the S.T.M. degree.
Geoffrey and Helene Stafford Regional Scholarship
Endowed by the estate of Mrs. Helene Stafford in memory of her husband, Geoffrey, a former Drew professor. Awarded to entering students with strong academic records and outstanding promise for ministry who reside outside the primary recruitment region of the Theological School.
Helen L. Sterrett Scholarship
Endowed in 2006 by a bequest from Helen L. Sterrett. Awarded to worthy ministerial students, and students studying in any of the fields of Christian education, congregational care, youth ministry, and parish nursing.
Russell M. Stephens Scholarship
Endowed in 2009 by a bequest from Russell M. Stephens. Awarded to deserving theological students who demonstrate financial need.
Bishop Prince A. Taylor, Jr. Scholarship in the Liturgical Studies Program
Endowed in 1997 by United Methodist Bishop Prince A. Taylor, Jr., trustee emeritus of the university. Awarded to a deserving student in the liturgical studies program who, through commitment to ecumenical scholarship and homiletics, demonstrates an interest in preparing pastors to engage in Christian/non-Christian dialogue in preaching, public speaking, and teaching.
Named in honor of former Drew president Ezra Squier Tipple and his wife, Edna White Tipple, these merit scholarships are offered each year to two entering M.Div. students with distinguished academic records and unusual promise for ministry.
United Methodist Foundation Seminary Program Scholarship
Established in 2006 by United Methodist Higher Education Foundation. Awarded to full-time students who have been active, full members of The United Methodist Church for at least one year prior to consideration for the award and who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States. Renewable.
Leslie and Emma Uphoff Scholarship
Endowed in 1961 by Delta Uphoff in memory of her parents, Leslie and Emma Uphoff, completing their gift. Awarded to a second- or third-year seminary student, preferably in the M.Div program, preparing for full-time Christian service.
Alfred Morgan Waller, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
Endowed in 2000 by family, friends, students, staff, faculty, and Mrs. Bernita S. Waller, to honor her late husband, Alfred M. Waller, Jr., a graduate of Drew’s theological and graduate schools. Awarded to one or more Master of Divinity students during their second year of study who demonstrate financial need.
Reverend Dr. Howard B. Warren Scholarship Fund
Endowed by the Reverend Dr. Howard B. Warren T’40 in 1985. Awarded to students in need who are preparing for the United Methodist parish ministry.
Edward L. Wegst Scholarship
Endowed in 1993 by the estate of Edward L. Wegst. Awarded to a theological student who shows promise for the ministry, with preference given for a student who is preparing for missionary work.
Betty H. Welsh Scholarship
Endowed in 1997 by this noted churchwoman. Awarded annually to one or more students on the basis of financial need or merit who demonstrate promise for ordained ministry in the church. Renewable annually as long as the recipient maintains good academic standing.
Bishop Lloyd C. Wicke and Family Scholarship
Endowed in 1981 by United Methodist Bishop Lloyd C. Wicke, Class of 1926 and trustee emeritus, and his family. Awarded annually to one or more students entering the M.Div. program who intend to pursue parish ministry, with preference for United Methodists from the West Virginia, New Jersey, Western Pennsylvania, New York, or Troy Conferences who plan to return to their conference for ministerial service.
Emerson and Helen Willson Scholarship
Endowed in 1956 by the Emerson Willson family. Awarded to an entering student with exceptional promise for ministry, with preference for United Methodist students from the Wyoming Conference. Renewable annually.