The Samuel and Sarah Wait Graduate Fellowship in Theology and Ministry is the most selective and comprehensive of the School of Divinity’s merit awards. The fellowship includes full tuition and a $7,500 annual stipend. It is named for the University’s principal founders and is awarded to entering students who demonstrate strong potential for graduate-level work and exceptional promise for Christian ministry. Wait Fellowships are awarded each year to applicants with an undergraduate GPA of 3.6 or higher. The award is renewable for up to three academic years for those who maintain a minimum GPA of 3.3 or higher.
The Faith and Health Fellowship includes full tuition and provides a summer stipend of $5,000 for at least one internship at a partner site focused on faith and health. The stipend is available for only one academic year. Through a fellows cohort model, fellows will have curricular and cocurricular opportunities to be specifically educated about the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the Southern U.S. and to learn about inclusive practices that can lead to stigma reduction in faith communities. Faith and Health Fellows will be expected to earn a concentration in Religious Leadership in Food, Health, and Ecology (track: Health). The award is renewable for up to three academic years for those who maintain a minimum GPA of 3.3 or higher.
The Jeanette Wallace Hyde Award provides full tuition and a $2,500 annual stipend for strong female candidates who demonstrate exceptional promise in religious leadership and strong academic ability. The award is renewable for up to three academic years for those who maintain a minimum GPA of 3.3 or higher. Preference is given to candidates from North Carolina.