2021 Mark Hatfield Scholarship for Faith and Public Life Application

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With a generous endowment from the donors, Fuller Theological Seminary proudly announces the Mark Hatfield Scholarship for Faith and Public Life. The scholarship will be given to select PhD students beginning their Fuller PhD program in 2021 whose trajectory of life and service will lead them to make a scholarly commitment to Christian reflection and engagement in public life. The research area of faith and public life includes, and not exclusively: (1) an investigation of the public engagement of theology, missiology, or psychology; (2) an examination of the theoretical and practical interactions of Christian churches with the public sphere; (3) and critical assessment of the nature, rationale, and methodologies of public theology. 
This scholarship will provide $50,000 per year per recipient (towards tuition, books, materials, housing. etc.) for up to five years. Applicants to the PhD in Clinical Psychology (School of Psychology & Marriage and Family Therapy), PhD in Intercultural Studies (Center for Missiological Research), and the PhD in Theology (Center for Advanced Theological Studies) programs may request consideration for this scholarship by fully and accurately completing and submitting the scholarship application below. 
You must meet the following eligibility requirements to be selected for this scholarship: 
  • Must be admitted to start a Fuller PhD program in 2021.
  • Must enroll in the quarter admitted (Fall 2021 for PhD in Theology and PhD in Clinical Psychology; Summer 2021 for PhD in Intercultural Studies program.) Scholarship recipients who defer admission will forfeit the scholarship. 

  • Must not have previously enrolled in a Fuller PhD program

  • Must meet the Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress standards

  • Cannot be combined with any other Fuller scholarship, grant, or discount

Please complete the application below by February 1, 2021. Please answer questions carefully, as inaccurate responses may impact your scholarship eligibility. 

Please type or paste your thoughtful response to the following prompt in the space below (250-500 words recommended):

Please note: While your admissions application essays and scholarship application essay responses serve different purposes and may be notably different in format and emphasis, the research interests you indicate in your PhD program admissions application essay responses must be broadly consistent with the research interests expressed in your scholarship application essay response.
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