Scholarship Information

Who is eligible for Friends Center scholarships?

Every Friends Center student at Azusa Pacific Seminary may receive scholarship assistance. A Friends Center student is someone serving or attending a Friends Church, taking courses through Azusa Pacific Seminary at Azusa Pacific University, and under the academic advisement of the Friends Center director.

What are the expectations of a Friends Center student receiving scholarship assistance?

Friends Center students are expected to represent the Friends Center at fundraising events.

Master’s degree students are also expected to incorporate the two Friends courses into their degree programs. These courses include:

  • GTHE 553 Evangelical Friends History: Birth, Growth, and Organization
  • GTHE 554 Friends Theology, Worship, and Leadership

How much scholarship support can a Friends Center student receive?

All students enrolled through the Friends Center receive at least 25 percent of their tuition cost in scholarship assistance. These scholarships transfer to the student’s account after the add/drop date of the term in which the student is enrolled.

What other scholarship opportunities are available?

Local Church Scholarship

Talk to your local church regarding scholarship assistance. A letter can be sent from the Friends Center director if requested.

Vernon Vore Scholarship

Scholarship is based on need and awarded by priority to:

  • Students preparing for missions
  • Children of missionaries
  • Children of pastors
  • Students preparing for pastoral ministry

Vore Scholarship Application (PDF)
Application deadline is August 1

Leach Graduate Scholarship

The Leach Graduate Scholarship assists students who are members of the Friends Church and who are involved in graduate studies in preparation for ministry. This includes, but is not limited to, pastoral ministry, missionary service, Christian education, and youth ministry.

Learn more and apply online.
Application deadline is June 1

John Sarrin Scholarship

This scholarship is for students preparing for service as Friends ministers or missionaries, those who serve as Friends ministers or missionaries, or are the children of ministers or missionaries. Scholarship amounts vary according to need.

Request application by writing to:

Clerk, John Sarrin Scholarship Committee
United Society of Friends Women
101 Quaker Hill Dr.
Richmond, IN 47374

For scholarship applications, contact Kent Walkemeyer, Friends Center director, at

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