Interested in doctoral work? You may want to apply to A Foundation for Theological Education (AFTE) for financial assistance. Since 1977, each spring AFTE has awarded up to five new John Wesley Fellowships to United Methodist students. These grants now average $15,000 per year for four years.
AFTE is the result of a vision for providing a core of evangelical and academically outstanding women and men to teach in United Methodist and other seminaries. John Wesley Fellows are now teaching in a number of graduate theological schools — including Claremont, Candler, Drew, Duke, Garrett-Evangelical, Perkins, United, Wesley, Asbury, Ashland, Dubuque, Fuller, Luther, and Seattle Pacific.
John Wesley Fellows who currently receive funding attend a variety of schools, such as Duke, Princeton, Emory, Durham, Notre Dame, and Southern Methodist. Their fields of study include biblical studies, systematic theology, church history, and ethics.
Interested persons may receive further information and application materials through the AFTE website. Deadline for submitting completed applications is 20 January 2015.