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New Scholarships Create Opportunities at North Park Theological Seminary

Drs. Robert and Patricia Kern of the Kern Family Foundation

CHICAGO, IL (April 25, 2007) - North Park Theological Seminary is pleased to announce it has been selected as the eighth seminary to receive an endowment gift from the Kern Family Foundation of Waukesha, Wis. The Foundation, whose mission is to develop exceptional pastors who lead healthy churches, provides seminary scholarships to evangelical men and women who are committed to lifelong service in pastoral ministry. As a result of this gift, incoming North Park Theological Seminary students can apply for one of five full-tuition scholarships.

Each of the five scholarships will cover full tuition for the Seminary’s three-year academic program. They are open to U.S. citizens age 27 and younger with a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.25, enrollment in the Master of Divinity program, and intent to pastor a local church upon graduation. Candidates need not be members of the Evangelical Covenant Church to apply for the scholarships.

The Kern Family Foundation was founded in 1998 by Drs. Robert and Patricia Kern (pictured here) to improve the core moral and spiritual values of our society. The Foundation believes that one way to accomplish this goal is to strengthen our country's local churches. The Foundation also believes that the ability, strength, and devotion of its pastor is an important key to the strength and success of any church.

If you or someone you know senses a call to vocational ministry, there is no better time to pursue your degree through North Park Theological Seminary. With the addition of five new faculty members, growing programs, a thriving campus, and five new full-tuition scholarships, pursuing your call to ministry is more advantageous than ever.