Since 1984, ScholarLeaders has supported 281 Christian leaders from 64 countries in the Majority World.
These remarkable women and men now serve as the presidents, deans, and faculty of Christian institutions around the world. They have founded schools, pastored churches, established ministries, and written books and curricula used to teach and train pastors, missionaries, and Christian leaders who, in turn, impact millions for Christ.
Currently, ScholarLeaders supports 52 leaders from 32 nations studying at 31 institutions in 17 countries. 50% are part of strategic faculty development plans at Vital SustainAbility client schools.
Facts & Stats
Each year, ScholarLeaders awards scholarships to 10-12 new PhD candidates from about 75 applicants through a rigorous and discerning selection process. Learn about the outstanding leaders in the ScholarLeaders Fellowship: their positions, home regions, degrees and disciplines, and research interests. Learn more.
Current RecipientsWho: Pastors, missionaries, seminary presidents, academic deans, professors, counselors, denominational leaders, humanitarian workers…
Where: From Benin to Brazil, China to Congo, India to Israel, and Russia to Rwanda…
What: Studying Christian engagement with Muslims and Hindus, urban ministry, trauma counseling, leadership development, the theology of Jonathan Edwards, charismatic movements in Egypt and Kenya, and much more.
We proudly introduce eleven exceptional leaders whose advanced education has propelled them into prominent leadership roles in their home countries and enriched their vital ministries. Read more.
- Evident faith in Jesus Christ
- Proven ability as a leader
- Demonstrable commitment to serve in home context
- Pursuit of a doctoral-level degree of value in home context
- Employment after graduation or a viable ministry plan
- Acceptance into a leading academic program in the Majority World or the West