About the Hendrickson Scholarship Fund

Who May Apply

The Hendrickson scholarship Fund is an educational assistance program designed to encourage residents of Nebraska in their preparation for service in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

Guidelines for Applicants

Must be pursuing a career in ministry of the PC(USA) by becoming a Teaching Elder (ordained minister of the Word and Sacrament), or Commissioned Pastor, or Christian Educator.
Must have the recommendation of a session, presbytery, or campus ministry.
Must have Nebraska roots, born and raised in Nebraska OR have become rooted in Nebraska through family, education, or career.
Lives in one of the presbyteries fully or partially in Nebraska:

  • Central Nebraska
  • Homestead
  • Missouri River Valley
  • Plains & Peaks
  • Prospect Hill

Must be attending or prepared to attend:

  • PC(USA) related seminary, in person or online.
  • Commissioned pastor program approved by your home presbytery.
  • PC(USA) related school pursing a Christian Education degree.

Must be pursuing a first degree if attending seminary, i.e., not an advanced degree, continuing education events, or sabbatical leave.

Applications will be evaluated and awards selected on the basis of information supplied and the additional required documents. Applicants must be able to demonstrate their preparation for service as a church professional. Winning consideration will focus on qualities reflected in school, church, and community activities, and academic achievement.

It is your responsibility to be sure that the application and all additional documents, admissions, financial aid, letter of recommendation, applicant’s letter, and transcript are submitted by September 15. Incomplete applications will not be considered. You may use the online application form or you may print the application and complete it by hand.

All applicants will be notified by the committee if they have been chosen to receive the Hendrickson scholarship. The scholarship awards may only be used toward educational costs and will be paid directly to the school. The grant is a supplement to any other financial aid received by the student and becomes a part of the total financial aid package.

Please direct questions to office@lakesandprairies.org or 1-800-328-1880, ext. 202.