James M. Boice Award (INACTIVE)


The James M. Boice Award was established by Tenth Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Philadelphia, PA.

Type of Award: $12,000 per year for tuition (balance for living expenses)

Eligibility requirements: A first or second year international MDiv student from a nation with which the sponsoring church, Tenth Presbyterian Church, has ministry ties. First preference will be given to a student who:

  • Intends to serve in a long-term pastoral or other ministry capacity in the Turkic world or
  • Comes from or dedicates him or herself to service among the adopt-a-people group currently selected by Tenth Presbyterian Church

Award period: From first year through completion of program

Award requirements:

  • Maintain full-time status and minimum GPA of 2.5 throughout award period
  • Meet with the Global Outreach Commission of Tenth Presbyterian Church twice each year and participate in its annual Global Outreach Conference, held each October

To apply:

  1. Follow the step-by-step instructions for International Scholarship Applicants.
  2. Specify on the application that you are applying for the James M. Boice Award.
  3. Write an essay of no longer than two pages (single spaced, 12 point font, Times New Roman, one inch margins) stating your reasons for choosing Westminster.  Include:
    • Circumstances affecting your decision to come to seminary
    • Your vision for future ministry
    • Description of how your current ministry aligns with your vision for future ministry
    • Your name, phone number, street and email addresses
  4. Submit all application materials mentioned above to the Financial Aid Office.
  5. Be available for possible interview (live/phone) with Scholarship Committee upon request.

Submission deadline: Until scholarship has been awarded.

You will be notified by mail whether or not you have been awarded the scholarship.