Barnabas Foundation Stewardship Awards

The Barnabas Foundation Stewardship Awards are established to equip and encourage seminary students and their spouses in the principles and practice of Biblical financial stewardship that will enable them not only to minimize personal financial stress, but also to minister to others in the area of personal and congregational Biblical financial stewardship.

The scholarship awards will be deposited into the recipient’s financial account at the seminary during the spring quarter (by April 15) of the relevant academic year and will be applicable to tuition and related educational expenses. The award will be $700 for married students (who attend as a couple) and $500 for single students.

Students are eligible for participation in this program for multiple years. The first year involves participation in the small group course. Subsequent years may include some of the following:

  • Teaching the small group course.
  • Teaching the course at a church.
  • Preaching a series of sermons on stewardship.
  • Performing the duties of the student coordinator of the program.

These are just to name a few. Let your imagination go and submit a proposal!

    1. Must be enrolled fulltime in the Master of Divinity, Master of Arts or Master of Theological Studies Program.
    2. Applicants will be students whose expressed desire is to complete a 12 part small group Crown Ministries stewardship program, to establish a formal personal budget, and to participate in a mentoring program. The spouse of the married applicant will also express this desire.
    3. Recipients are eligible to apply for a subsequent year’s award that builds on the first year by applying learning in one of the following ways: co-leading a Crown Ministries small group, developing and preaching a 3 part (or more) stewardship sermon series, developing and teaching an 8 part (or more) stewardship class (i.e. adult education), or other purposes as approved by the Vice-President for Academic Affairs.
    4. Applicants may apply for any year while attending seminary – including the internship year – in which the applicant remains a full-time student.

Applications for the Barnabas Foundation Stewardship Award are available from the financial aid office at Calvin Theological Seminary, or by using the links below.


Jennifer Settergren

Participants are selected on a first come basis. There are a limited number of spots.

Small group study begins in September and is finished in late December.