First Presbyterian Church of Shreveport gives scholarships to seminary students to assist them on the path to becoming Presbyterian pastors. Preference is given to Presbyterian students attending Presbyterian-related theological schools. Those who receive a grant must re-apply the next year if they wish to be considered for a further grant. Receiving a grant in one year is not a guarantee of receiving a grant in subsequent years.
The scholarship application will ask for personal information, academic information, seminary institution information and financial information. In addition to completing the application, you must also submit: a letter of recommendation (Please, provide the name and contact information for a person who knows you in an academic setting and for a person who knows you in a church setting and who would be willing to recommend you. If you have a connection with First Presbyterian Church, Shreveport LA, please, provide that name and contact information.); and a personal essay/statement (600-word maximum) explaining what gives you hope about the future of the church.