Announcing the African American Leadership Scholarship



RTS is pleased to announce the launch of the African American Leadership Scholarship beginning in the 2018-2019 academic year.

The African American Leadership Scholarship is a 50% scholarship for African American students who have experience and a heart for ministry in African American, multiethnic, or urban contexts.  It is for RTS students in any degree program at any campus.

With the African American Leadership Scholarship, RTS is reaching out to a specific ethnic demographic in RTS's local context.  RTS has campuses in cities that have substantial African American populations:  Jackson 80%, Memphis 63%, Atlanta 52%, Washington 47%, and Charlotte 34%.  In an effort to accomplish our purpose and vision, "to serve the church in all branches of evangelical Christianity," we want to be intentional to make the Reformed tradition and theological education especially accessible to those branches of the church that have largely failed to reach.

While RTS's missional commitment includes a celebration of the diversity of culture, language, and ethnicity in the Kingdom of God (as seen in Rev 5:9), the goal of this scholarship is not diversity at RTS, though that will be a beneficial byproduct to campus life that will impact the leadership of the church for generations to come.  The goal of this scholarship is to serve a diverse church.  Leaders from the African American community are better equipped to reach the African American community.  By partnering with the church in the African American community to raise up leaders for the church by making theological education more accessible, RTS can better serve all branches of evangelical Christianity.

More information is available on the  African American Leadership Scholarship webpage. For questions about the African American Leadership Scholarship, please contact either an RTS Campus admissions office or the Director of Financial Aid, Brian Gault.

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