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CM CARES : Religious Scholars Program

Giving the Religious Leaders of Tomorrow a Helping Hand Today

As part of our mission to Protect the Greater Good, Church Mutual Insurance Company believes supporting today's vibrant and dedicated religious scholars will ensure strong faith-based communities tomorrow. Our foundation, CM CARES, is pleased to support the future of religious communities like yours through a scholarship program.

The 2018 CM CARES Religious Scholarship Program

For the second year in a row, CM CARES will award up to $250,000 in scholarships to deserving graduate-level religious scholars. Each scholarship winner will receive a $5,000 award that may be used to pay for tuition, fees, books or other costs of attending school full-time during the 2018-19 academic year. We encourage students of all faiths to apply.

To be eligible for this scholarship, a student must:

  • Be enrolled full-time in a graduate or doctorate degree program in theology, ministry, or other religious field of study at an accredited theological seminary, college, or university for the 2018-19 academic year.
  • Maintain a GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent).
  • Be committed to entering the practice of full-time ministry in the United States.
  • Demonstrate personal impact through education, work experience, and volunteerism.
Each scholarship is a one-time, non-renewable award. Previous winners are not eligible.

Application now open!
The submission deadline has been extended to 04:30 p.m. (CST) on Tuesday, April 17, 2018.

Help Us Get the Word Out

CM CARES wants to reach out to as many eligible students as possible - and you can help by sharing the news in three easy ways:

  • Email or call people to let them know about the program.
  • Share the address for this landing page, churchmutual.com/cmcares-scholars.
  • Download a program flier to share with others.

These simple actions can make a real difference for today's religious scholars - and for countless others who will benefit from their faith leadership in years to come.

Thank you for helping CM CARES help tomorrow's faith leaders!

From our CEO:

"Every scholarship we award assists a hard-working and deserving student who wishes to minister to others and make a difference in the world. Our ongoing investment in religious education highlights the sincerity of our connection to the many faith-based organizations that rely on us as well as the strength of our commitment to our mission, Protecting the Greater Good."

Richard V. Poirier, JD
President and CEO
Church Mutual Insurance Company

Ways to share

Download a Program Flier
Blog our Press Release
Share the Link to Apply

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