Edwin G. & Lauretta M. Michael Scholarship

About the fund

The Edwin G. and Lauretta M. Michael Endowment Fund was established by the will of the Rev. and Mrs. Michael for scholarship of ministerial families. By the decision of the Michael children, the funds are presently restricted to financial aid for ministers’ spouses whose basic education was interrupted to enable their wife or husband to complete their theological education.

Others are always invited and encouraged to assist by contributing to this fund, both, for the purpose of increasing the annual funds available for scholarships and the endowment, itself.

The endowment was initiated at $10,691.18. The International Council of Ministers Wives provided additional support to the endowment sufficient monies. The funds now allow for up to $ 1,000 a year in grants. While the fund was originally established to provide financial support for the education of minister’s wives, this fund is now open to all spouses of Disciples Clergy, regardless of gender.

These funds will be administered by Disciples Home Missions, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), under the following criteria:

  1. Financial need based upon family income, family size, family age and unusual financial considerations.
  2. The spouse of the applicant must have completed their basic theological education (M.Div. or equivalency), be currently employed in vocational ministry, and hold standing in the ministry of the Christian Church (Disciples of  Christ).
  3. Primary consideration will be given to applicants who will be in an institution of higher education, accredited by one of the major regionally accrediting bodies for secondary schools and colleges.
  4. This program is for applicants seeking their first undergraduate degree.
  5. Application forms must be submitted to Disciples Home Missions between January 1 and March 15 for consideration for the succeeding academic year.
  6. All references and transcripts must be submitted by April 15.


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