Twelve students at Duke Divinity School have been awarded theological education grants for the 2017-18 school year from the Charles B. Keesee Education Fund. The fund, which supports students who will be serving in Baptist ministry, is giving grants ranging from $3,000 to $8,000 per year to each student.
In October 2016, the Divinity School entered into a formal partnership with the Keesee Fund that ensured that Duke Divinity students would be eligible to apply for the grants, which were previously limited to students in Baptist seminaries and schools.
“We’re grateful for the Keesee Fund’s support of Baptist students at Duke and hopeful that even more eligible students will apply next year,” said Baptist House Director Curtis Freeman.
Applications are limited to Baptist students in the M.Div. and D.Min. programs. Applicants must be residents of Virginia, North Carolina, or South Carolina for at least one year prior to matriculation at Duke Divinity School.
The Keesee Fund was established in 1941 by Mr. and Mrs. Charles B. Keesee of Martinsville, Va., to support men and women in obtaining a theological education in preparation to serve in Baptist ministry.