Giving Opportunities

Giving opportunities abound at Gettysburg Seminary, with many vital options for those who support theological education

What the Seminary needs most.

Gettysburg Seminary is blessed to receive support from alumni, friends, congregations, synods, and church-wide expressions in a number of ways. Through annual gifts to the Gettysburg Seminary Fund, capital gifts to endow Faculty Chairs and student scholarships, and planned gifts for the future, our donors make the preparation of future leaders for the church possible. However you choose to support Gettysburg Seminary, your gift is appreciated. As we grow and change, our priorities for giving are adapted to meet current needs or in anticipation of future needs. Below is our current list of priority giving areas.

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Gettysburg Seminary Fund The Gettysburg Seminary Fund (the Annual Fund) is the backbone of the Seminary’s commitment to offer an outstanding graduate education and ministerial formation experience at an affordable level for women and men who choose to respond to God’s call through professional level preparation. Tuition and fees cover only about 25% of the true cost of seminary education. Additional costs are met in part through the regular annual support of synods and church-wide funds – another approximately 25%. The remaining 50% of the cost of seminary education is covered through earnings from our endowment and annual gifts from loyal alumni, friends, and congregations.

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   Watch Ministry in the Making, for Fall 2014!  

 Watch a student, alumna and faculty member describe "ministry in the making"



 Student Scholarship Fund

scholars of abundance graphicThe Student Scholarship Fund provides tuition support for seminarians and is an important piece of the Seminary's overall scholarship program. Though the majority of student scholarships are provided through the Seminary’s endowment, annual gifts to the Student Scholarship Fund enable us to offer additional scholarship awards to future church leaders.    


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Seminary Endowment

The Seminary’s Endowment provides for the majority of student scholarships. Individuals, families, and congregations have graciously celebrated the lives, faith, and ministry of pastors, parents, friends, and dedicated laity by establishing endowed scholarships in their names. Special public lectures, building renovation, and endowed Faculty positions are also supported by designated endowed funds.

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Special Endowments 

More about the Gettysburg Seminary Endowment Foundation and its trustees.

Learn more about special endowment giving opportunities: the Jubilee Endowed Scholarship and the Folkemer Fund and the Robin J. Steinke Dean’s Fund. Endowment Giving Opportunities