Annual Giving

Candler School of Theology Fund for Excellence

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Candler School of Theology lies at the heart of Emory University's commitments, campus, and tradition. This internationally ranked research university creates a unique and remarkable laboratory in which to form exceptional Christian pastors, clergy, and other leaders.

Through the generosity of alumni and friends, Candler's scholarship program is one of the top in the nation. In recent years, 76 percent of eligible students received scholarship support from Candler with an average scholarship covering 71 percent of tuition. This year 169 students received full-tuition scholarships, a tenfold increase over the number offered a little more than a decade ago. However, much more still needs to be done. More than 60 percent of Candler's graduates leave school with educational debt, challenging their ability to remain in ministry.

For these reasons, Candler commits every dollar contributed to the Theology School Fund for Excellence (Candler's annual fund) to tuition scholarships. This year, we have pledged to raise $358,827 to help increase the amount of scholarship aid available and decrease the amount of educational debt impacting our students.

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Your gift makes a difference! Candler's program of education for ministry depends on the abiding generosity of alumni and friends. Please consider supporting Candler School of Theology by making a gift to the Theology School Fund for Excellence.

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