The Divinity School will identify up to two students per year as Hispanic/Latino Ministry Fellows. These fellows do not have to be Hispanic or Latino, but they must demonstrate talent and interest in this ministry and commit to serving at least five years in a Hispanic/Latino ministry setting.
The Hispanic/Latino Ministry Fellowship is a merit-based scholarship sponsored by The Duke Endowment that covers the cost of full tuition expenses to Duke Divinity School. Over three years of study, the gift of a Hispanic/Latino Ministry Fellowship represents an investment of more than $50,000 in an individual student.
Recipients of the award also receive a stipend to serve their 10-week summer field education placements in Hispanic/Latino ministry settings, and participate in enrichment experiences that include colloquia with gifted scholars, leaders, and pastors to explore the “best practices” of Hispanic/Latino ministry, a formational travel experience to encounter the Methodist church in Latin America, and an alumni network upon graduation.
Recipients of the Fellowship covenant to spend at least the first five years of their service within the Hispanic/Latino ministries of the United Methodist Church in North Carolina.
How To Be Considered for the Fellowship
Prospective students who wish to be considered for the Hispanic/Latino Ministry Fellowship should contact the Hispanic House of Studies to express interest.
In anticipation of the covenant to serve the Hispanic/Latino communities in the UMC in N.C., prospective fellows will be asked to discern their calling to ministry in this area.
Fellowship for Doctoral Students
Hispanic students accepted into the Doctor of Theology program are encouraged to pursue a fellowship through the Hispanic Theological Initiative. Questions about the HTI fellowship can be directed to Ismael Ruiz-Millán.