Resources for Minority Students

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

“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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Scholarship Opportunities in the USA

All Ethnic Minority Students:


Asian Students:


Black Students:


Latino/a Students:


Native American Students:

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