Three Harvard students recently joined 167 scholars nationwide to receive fellowships through the Fund for Theological Education (FTE). FTE fellowships provide financial assistance and support to “talented students from diverse backgrounds that demonstrate the professional and personal skills needed to be effective pastors, scholars, and educators.” These fellowships are divided into four categories (congregational, doctoral, ministry, and undergraduate).
Harvard recipients are as follows:
Josef Sorett, a religious studies doctoral student in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, received the fund’s doctoral fellowship. These fellowships are given to gifted doctoral students from underrepresented ethnic groups pursuing advanced degrees in religion and theology. Doctoral fellows receive stipends of up to $15,000 for living expenses and may attend the fund’s Expanding Horizons Summer Conference, providing a network of peer and faculty support to complete their degrees.
Christy Cummings, a Harvard Divinity School student, received a ministry fellowship. She will receive $5,000 for self-designed ministry projects, expenses to attend the FTE Summer Conference on Excellence in Ministry, and other vocational enrichment opportunities.
Kaitlin Burek ’06, Harvard College, received an undergraduate fellowship, which includes a $1,500 stipend for educational expenses, funds to support a mentoring relationship, and expenses to attend the FTE Summer Conference on Excellence in Ministry.
The Fund for Theological Education is a leading national advocate for excellence and diversity in Christian ministry. It supports the next generation of leaders among pastors and scholars, providing fellowships and a network of support for gifted young people from all denominations and racial/ethnic backgrounds.