Muller Christian Ministry Scholarship

The John D. Muller, Jr. Christian Ministry Scholarship

During his lifetime, John D. Muller, Jr. a Newberry College alumnus, devoted himself to causes concerning youth involvement in Christian ministry and historical preservation. Through a generous bequest to Newberry College, Mr. Muller established an endowed scholarship for the purposes of supporting undergraduate students who wish to pursue careers in Christian ministry.

According to the terms of the endowment, The John D. Muller, Jr. Christian Ministry Scholarship is available to freshmen or transfer students who have been accepted to Newberry College and who wish to devote their studies to the arts or other work fitting them for Christian education or music or work leading to theological studies in the Seminary.

Specifically, to be eligible for The John D. Muller, Jr. Christian Ministry Scholarship, a candidate must:

  • Be admitted unconditionally to the College for the 2012-13 academic year, matriculate in an undergraduate degree program, and be enrolled full-time in coursework at the College;
  • Be of good character and demonstrate a history of prior involvement in some form of Christian ministry or volunteer service;
  • Intend to 1) enroll in an undergraduate course of studies that leads directly to a career in some aspect of Christian ministry in education, music, art, youth ministry, church leadership, or related areas; or 2) be actively involved as a student in campus ministry activities and leadership at the College that is consistent with a career in Christian ministry; or 3) enroll in an undergraduate course of studies preparing for graduate theological studies in a Christian Seminary.

The Scholarship is renewable for up to four years of undergraduate studies at the College, as long as the recipient is enrolled full time, matriculating in an undergraduate degree program, maintains a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, and continues to meet the eligibility requirements outlined above by maintaining a course of studies and/or active campus involvement related to a career in Christian ministry.

To apply for The John D. Muller, Jr. Christian Ministry Scholarship, a candidate must submit:

  • All materials and credentials required for admission to the College;
  • A personal letter to the Scholarship Committee describing the candidate’s prior involvement in Christian ministry and service and her or his intentions to enroll in and/or be active in educational and co-curricular pursuits related to Christian ministry (as outlined above);
  • A letter of recommendation from a pastor, minister, guidance counselor, teacher, or other non-relative that attests to the candidate’s good character, prior involvement in Christian ministry and service, and educational, co-curricular, and career interests in Christian ministry;
  • A personal resume detailing prior educational, ministry, and service involvements.

Candidates are encouraged to submit these materials as soon as possible for eligibility for the fall 2012 semester. The Scholarship Committee will begin considering applications and making awards as early as February 1, 2012. Awards will be made until funding from the endowment is exhausted for 2012-13. To reserve the Scholarship, a successful candidate is expected to make an enrollment deposit of $300 for the fall 2012 semester to the College within 15 days of award notification; this deposit holds both the Scholarship award and the student’s place in the incoming class, and is refundable until May 1, 2012.

For more information, please contact:

Mrs. Danielle Bell
Interim Director of Financial Aid
Newberry College
2100 College Street
Newberry, SC 29108
FAX: 803.321.5632