Fellows of the Pense Center will be apply and be assigned to various centers or projects within the Center (ex. David A. Dorsey Fellow). Fellows will get hands on academic experience in museum curatorship, scholarship and research. At the end of three years of this fellowship a student will have received experience in a number of the following areas, museum curatorship, engagement in academic research, presented academic papers, maintained web sites, planned events, and assisted in editing periodicals.
- Assist Museum Curators with displays, research and tours.
- Assist Pense Center Director.
- Abstracting for RTA ( 5 abstracts per semester)
- Assist the Director of the Evangelical Center for Anabaptist and Pietistic Studies.
- Assist the Director of the Evangelical Center for Methodist Studies.
- Assist editor of the Evangelical Journal.
- Publish or present academic research.
Fellows will receive:
Student qualifications for fellowship
- In good academic standing. (3.0 GPA)
- Registered for a minimum of six credits per semester.
- Enrolled in degree program at Evangelical Seminary.
- Available to work a minimum of ten hours per week.
Applicants must be incoming students who are registered for a minimum of six credits. They must be able to work 5-7 hours at the Pense Learning center. The 5-7 hours can be used for projects in the Center as well as research and abstracting. Pense Center Fellowships are awarded for two consecutive school years provided students are in good academic standing and maintain part time status at Evangelical Seminary.
Applicants will submit Pense Center application to the director of the Pense Center along with a three page essay on how they could serve at the Pense center, their relevant related experiences and how their goals at seminary can be enhanced by working with the Pense center. Applications and essays must be submitted by August 1st of the incoming year. Applicants will be notified prior to the beginning of the fall semester.
Applications and essays will be reviewed by committee consisting of directors within the Pense Center who will then offer the fellowships to recipients.