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Presidential Merit Scholarships for Excellence
These scholarships identify individuals who have exhibited a strong level of academic excellence in their undergraduate preparation for Seminary. As a result of the work they have shown, the expectation at Louisville Seminary is for academic success to continue and to help fashion the foundation for their lifetime in ministry and vocation. These scholarships are therefore based on strong academic merit. Louisville Seminary is graced to stand beside such accomplishment and to offer scholarships of up to $20,000 per year. Merit scholarships can be annually renewed for the three-year degree program, usually in the MDiv degree program.

The EDUCAnderson Presidential Scholarship
A renewable three-year presidential scholarship, the EDUCAnderson Scholarship is unrestricted and provides up to $20,000 toward tuition, fees, books, and living expenses.

The John Olert Presidential Scholarship
A renewable three-year scholarship offered to Presbyterian Church (USA) students displaying outstanding potential for ministry and church leadership, The John Olert Scholarship provides up to $20,000 toward tuition, fees, books, and living expenses. The John Olert Scholarship has as its preference students who are members of any of the churches which John Olert served in the course of his ministry: Fourth Street Presbyterian, Owensboro, Ky.; First Presbyterian Church, Owensboro, KY; First Presbyterian Church, St. Joseph, Mo.; Knox Presbyterian Church, Cincinnati, Ohio; Grosse Pointe Woods Presbyterian Church, Mich.; Church-by-the-Sea, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. If there are no candidates from these congregations, then the recipient shall be a member of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

The Dr. Walter Kennedy Patterson Presidential Scholarship
A renewable three-year scholarship offered to Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) students with at least a B average (3.0) or better in their undergraduate college work and who are under the care of a Presbytery either as an inquirer or a candidate. Students who have demonstrated promise in biblical studies, theology, and church history through excellence in the undergraduate study of humanities (including such disciplines as literature, philosophy, the natural sciences, religion, history, and the fine arts) are eligible, with preference given to those who have completed a two-year course of study in either college Latin or college Greek. The Patterson Scholarship provides up to $20,000 toward tuition, fees, books, and living expenses.

The Patterson Scholarship was established in 1933. For more than 70 years, this scholarship has recognized excellence in the area of biblical studies, theology, and church history with a special emphasis in the biblical languages. In addition, candidates who apply for admission to Louisville Seminary and are approved before their senior year in college may receive $1,000 to offset the expenses of the last year of college. Recipients also are eligible to compete for fellowships for post-seminary work.

The Norma Tate Rich Presidential Scholarship
A renewable three-year scholarship offered to Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) students displaying outstanding potential for church leadership, the Norma Tate Rich Scholarship provides up to $20,000 toward tuition, fees, books, and living expenses.

The Rev. Arnold O. Schaap Presidential Scholarship
A renewable three-year scholarship offered to students displaying outstanding potential for church leadership. Preference will be given to Presbyterian students who plan to enter pastoral ministry in a congregational setting upon graduation. The scholarship provides $20,000 toward tuition, fees, books, and living expenses.

The Sharon Elaine Smith Presidential Scholarship
A renewable three-year presidential scholarship, the Sharon Elaine Smith Scholarship provides up to $20,000 toward tuition, fees, books, and living expenses. Candidates are not required to be in the Presbyterian Church (USA).

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