OMSC Scholarships Serve God's Servants from Around the World

In keeping with its mission of engaging in Christian mission across cultures, OMSC grants scholarships to a limited number of international Christian missionaries, church leaders, and scholars from outside the United States each year. These scholarships, which are granted on a competitive basis, include furnished accommodation and a modest stipend. Our scholarship recipients must still provide for their own round-trip transportation and pay for the medical insurance coverage required by the United States government.

“I appreciate OMSC’s commitment to serving our ministers from Myanmar. They receive new theological insights that are enriching for themselves and for the communities they serve.”
— Maung Maung Yin,
Myanmar Institute of Theology

To qualify as a scholarship recipient, an applicant must have a minimum of ten years’ experience in a leadership role. In addition, preference is given to those who serve in impoverished countries and/or places where Christian faith is restricted. Additional criteria for each scholarship are listed below.

In recent years, OMSC has welcomed scholarship recipients from Cuba, China, D. R. Congo, Ghana, Kenya, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nigeria, Russia, Sri Lanka, and Tanzania.


Anderson International Scholarships

The Gerald and Joanne Anderson International Scholarships are designated for international Christian workers (citizens of nations other than the U.S.), especially those engaged in cross-cultural ministries.

Scholarships require a residency at OMSC of eight to ten months. Furnished accommodation and a modest stipend are provided. Scholarships are granted on a competitive basis and are awarded on the condition that recipients attend all of OMSC’s seminars in intercultural ministry. At the end of the program year, awardees must produce a written evaluation of their experience at OMSC, indicating how they expect the program to affect their future ministry.

Applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • A minimum of ten years’ experience in Christian ministry
  • Endorsement by their mission agency or church
  • Residence at OMSC for eight to ten months
  • Enrollment in OMSC’s Certificate in Mission Studies program,
    requiring participation in all of the seminars
  • Commitment to return to their place of ministry

Applications should be submitted as far in advance as possible. Scholarship stipends will be distributed on a monthly basis after recipients are in residence. Families with children are welcome. Successful applicants will be responsible for their own travel costs and medical insurance (required).

 

Doane Missionary Scholarships

No more than two $3,000 scholarships will be awarded each year on a competitive basis to missionaries who apply for residence for eight months to a year with the intention of earning the OMSC Certificate in Mission Studies. The Certificate requires participation in all of the mission seminars at OMSC and the writing of a final paper reflecting on the awardee’s missionary experience in light of the studies undertaken at OMSC.

Applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Completion of at least one term in intercultural ministry
  • Endorsement by mission agency or church
  • Commitment to return to their place of ministry
  • Residence at OMSC for eight to ten months
  • Enrollment in OMSC Certificate in Mission Studies program
 

Martens Latin American Scholarships

The Martens Latin American Scholarships are designated for Latin American Christian leaders with a minimum of ten years of ministry experience. Cross-cultural missionaries are especially encouraged to apply, but applications from church leaders and theological educators are also welcome.

Scholarships require a residency at OMSC of eight to ten months. Furnished accommodation and a modest stipend are provided. Scholarships are granted on a competitive basis and are awarded on the condition that recipients attend all of OMSC’s seminars in intercultural ministry. At the end of their year of residence awardees must produce a written evaluation of their experience at OMSC, indicating how they expect the program to affect their future ministry.

Applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • A minimum of ten years’ experience in Christian ministry
  • Endorsement by their mission agency, church, seminary, or university
  • Residence at OMSC for eight to ten months
  • Enrollment in OMSC’s Certificate in Mission Studies program,
    requiring participation in all of the seminars
  • Commitment to return to their place of ministry

Only one scholarship is available per academic year. Applications should be submitted early. Scholarship stipends will be distributed on a monthly basis after recipients are in residence.