Lancaster Theological Seminary

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Lancaster, PA

University Website:  www.lancasterseminary.edu/
Apply Online:  https://www.ltssonisweb.com/

Lancaster Theological Seminary, a seminary of the United Church of Christ in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, was founded in 1825 by members of the German Reformed Church in the United States to provide theological education for prospective clergy and other church leaders. After a failed attempt to open the school in Frederick, MD and another in Harrisburg, PA, the school opened in Carlisle, Pennsylvania on the campus of Dickinson College on March 11, 1825 with a class of five students. Later lectures were held in the "old Reformed Church of Carlisle." At this time the seminary struggled financially and due to the fund raising campaign of James Ross Reily (1788–1884) the seminary was able to relocate to York in 1829. Here attendance averaged between 12-25 students.

In 1836/7 the seminary moved again to Mercersburg, Pennsylvania under the charter of Marshall College. Here the work of such celebrated professors as John Williamson Nevin, Friederich Augustus Rauch, and Philip Schaff gave rise to the "Mercersburg Theology," noted for its historic concerns for worship, sacraments, and Church in its ecumenical expressions.

In 1853 Marshall College moved to Lancaster, PA, consolidating with Franklin College to form Franklin and Marshall College. In 1871, the seminary moved to the campus of Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster. While viewed as a temporary arrangement, the present site of the seminary was not purchased until 1893. The buildings were completed and occupied in 1894.

For most of its history (109 of its 168 years), LTS was the sole seminary of the Reformed Church in the United States (German Reformed Church). With the formation of the Evangelical and Reformed Church in 1934, the seminary became one of three seminaries serving that newly united denomination. LTS is currently one of seven seminaries holding full relationship with the UCC, a denomination formed in 1957 by the union of the E&R Church and most of the Congregational Christian Churches. Lancaster Theological Seminary is an official Open and affirming seminary.

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Lancaster Theological Seminary College Scholarships

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Ernest Morgan Memorial Scholarship

Central Minnesota Community Foundation

$5,000 March 01, 2024 See Details
 

Ernest Morgan Memorial Scholarship

Central Minnesota Community Foundation

award

$5,000

deadline

March 01, 2024
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Smooth Transition PASSHE Scholarship

Point Park University

$3,000 Varies See Details
 

Smooth Transition PASSHE Scholarship

Point Park University

award

$3,000

deadline

Varies
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Florence (Madden) Grady-Fasick Scholarship Fund

Nursing Foundation of Pennsylvania

$2,000 March 31, 2024 See Details
 

Florence (Madden) Grady-Fasick Scholarship Fund

Nursing Foundation of Pennsylvania

award

$2,000

deadline

March 31, 2024
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Alumni Association Scholarship Fund of the Former Albert Einstein Medical Center School of Nursing

Nursing Foundation of Pennsylvania

$2,000 March 31, 2024 See Details
 

Alumni Association Scholarship Fund of the Former Albert Einstein Medical Center School of Nursing

Nursing Foundation of Pennsylvania

award

$2,000

deadline

March 31, 2024
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John M. Haniak Scholarship

ASM Materials Education Foundation

$1,500 February 28, 2024 See Details
 

John M. Haniak Scholarship

ASM Materials Education Foundation

award

$1,500

deadline

February 28, 2024
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Nursing Foundation of Pennsylvania Nurse Leader Scholarship

Nursing Foundation of Pennsylvania

$1,000 March 31, 2024 See Details
 

Nursing Foundation of Pennsylvania Nurse Leader Scholarship

Nursing Foundation of Pennsylvania

award

$1,000

deadline

March 31, 2024
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Educational Gratuity Program

Pennsylvania's Department of Military and Veterans Affairs

Up to $500 Varies See Details
 

Educational Gratuity Program

Pennsylvania's Department of Military and Veterans Affairs

award

Up to $500

deadline

Varies
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Intel PhD Fellowship Program

Intel Foundation

Varies Varies See Details
 

Intel PhD Fellowship Program

Intel Foundation

award

Varies

deadline

Varies
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Arkansas Health Education Grant Program

Arkansas Department of Higher Education

Varies July 01, 2024 See Details
 

Arkansas Health Education Grant Program

Arkansas Department of Higher Education

award

Varies

deadline

July 01, 2024
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Jim Brett Global Conservation Education Scholarship

Berks County Community Foundation

Varies Varies See Details
 

Jim Brett Global Conservation Education Scholarship

Berks County Community Foundation

award

Varies

deadline

Varies
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