ETS Annual Meeting Student Scholarship Program

The ETS Executive Committee is pleased to announce the Annual Meeting Student Scholarship Program. This program is designed to help academically promising students who find participation in the Society economically prohibitive, or who come from a traditionally underrepresented group to get to know the Society, its functions, its leaders, and the role it plays in supporting conservative evangelical scholarship. The goal of the program is to encourage and support students, who might otherwise not participate in the Society, to appreciate the value of membership and the profitable part that it might play in their academic and ministry futures.

Scholarship recipients will receive a two-year benefit package including:

    Year One
  • Free Annual Meeting registration
  • Free Annual Meeting Banquet ticket
  • $300 cash award for travel expenses and meals
  • Free hotel accommodations at the annual meeting (four nights)
  • Luncheon with the Executive Committee and invited guests
  • 1 year free ETS membership
  • Book vouchers and publications from scholarship sponsors

    Year Two
  • Free Regional Meeting registration
  • Free Regional Meeting Banquet ticket (if applicable)
  • $150 cash award for travel expenses and meals
  • 1 year free ETS membership
  • Free Annual Meeting registration
  • Free Annual Meeting banquet ticket

To be eligible for consideration, a student must meet the following criteria:

  • The program is open to current M.Div., M.A., M.Phil, S.T.M, Th.M., or Ph.D. students working in biblical studies, theology or a related field.
  • The applicant should have either an economic need which renders them unable to participate in the Society or should be part of an underrepresented group within the Society. While not limited exclusively to these groups, the Society membership has traditionally been underrepresented in terms of female, African-American, and Hispanic populations.
  • The Society‚Äôs purpose is to foster conservative biblical scholarship. Applicants should be able to demonstrate academic promise which indicates likely ability to participate as an active member of the Society.
  • Applicants should currently reside (school residence) within an 8-10 hour drive time of this year's annual meeting venue, Milwaukee, WI.
  • Applicants must not be related to any member of the Executive Committee or the Scholarship Program Selection Committee. Currently this includes: Eugene Merrill, Clint Arnold, Paul House, Gregg Allison, Robert Yarbrough, Hassell Bullock, Bruce Ware, Tom Schreiner and Michael Thigpen.

Full or associate members who want to nominate a student should send an email to that includes the following:

Name and contact information for the nominee
Description of the member's relationship with the nominee
Description of how the nominee fits the scholarship criteria

Nominations must be received by August 31, 2012.

The following sponsors support the scholarship program by providing vouchers for books, software, and other valuable study aids. Each scholarship recipient will be able to go back to his or her studies with a significantly enhanced personal library. Given the high quality of the publications offered by our exhibitors this is a truly unique opportunity.

Accordance Bible Software
Acton Institute
Answers in Genesis
Hendrickson Publishers
Kregel Publications
Logos Bible Software
P&R Publishing
Rose Publishing
Wipf & Stock Publishers

Please be sure to visit these sponsors in the Exhibit Hall in Milwaukee and thank them for their support.

If you have questions or would like to nominate a student, please contact the ETS Executive Director, Michael Thigpen (