Full-Time Local Pastor Course of Study Scholarship

Since 2018, the Foundation has supported full-time local pastors enrolled in on-campus Course of Study. These students are all currently serving full-time pastoral appointments within the Alabama – West Florida Conference while completing rigorous coursework in the summer at either Candler School of Theology (Basic Course) or Duke Divinity School (Advanced Course).

Qualifying students are eligible for up to $1,500 per year in reimbursement upon successful completion of coursework.

“We are so thankful for these dedicated pastors who choose to faithfully serve our churches and ministries while taking rigorous courses over the summer,” says Dr. Karl K. Stegall, foundation volunteer president. Read more here.

*** Grade Sheets are required in addition to this application. Applications will not be considered until the Grade Sheet is submitted to the Scholarship Administrator, Meredyth Earnest, at: apply@stegallscholarship.com**.

If your application is approved, a check will be sent to the address on this application form.


Please list the name(s) of the church and/or ministry to which you are currently appointed or assigned.
Please list the course(s) and date(s) taken for which you are applying. Separate multiple courses with a comma.
A Grade Sheet is Required for application consideration. Grade sheets are available to students within a maximum of one month from the course conclusion. Please indicate if you have emailed your grade sheet to apply@stegallscholarship.com.

Current Students:

The Stegall Seminary Scholarship Endowment Foundation supported 14 full-time local pastors enrolled in Course of Study during the summer of 2019. These courses were completed at either Candler School of Theology or Duke Divinity School.
Recipient NameCurrent Appointment
Don AbramsAssociate, Gulf Shores UMC
Steve BassAssociate, Trinity UMC (Opelika)
Elaine BrownTroy University Wesley Foundation
Gina BryanEnsley UMC (Pensacola)
Tyler CoxCalvert/McIntosh UMC
Carl FountainAssociate, FUMC Panama City
German GomezSan Juan Mission, Clanton UMC
Chad JohnsonBethel/Ebenezer UMC, Wagarville
Richard LucasMt. Zion/Ivy Creek UMC
Paul McVayDenton Road UMC (Dothan)
Billy RussellAssociate, Cross Pointe UMC (Niceville)
Teresa SeeversGreystone UMC (Dothan)
Lydia Temonia Tabernacle UMC (Taylor)
Shawn YorkAssociate, Gulf Breeze UMC

Contact Us

Stegall Seminary Scholarship
Endowment Foundation
P.O. Box 241661
Montgomery, AL 36124

Investing in Church Leaders for Tomorrow

“Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, ‘Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?’ And I said, ‘Here am I. Send me.’” Isaiah 6:8