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Bernard Heerey Family Foundation Renews Grant for Third Year for Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary Student Scholarships

EVANSTON, Illinois, May 2014 –Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary is again the recipient of a grant given by the Bernard Heerey Family Foundation. The grant provides annual full-tuition and stipend to three students fulfilling their field education requirements as student chaplains in a hospital setting. While all M.Div. students are eligible for the scholarship, the foundation is committed to helping a diverse array of students.

Through this commitment by the Heerey Foundation, the seminary is able to further its mission of providing unique, hands-on experience for students in its field education program. In addition, Garrett-Evangelical is proud to join with the Heerey Foundation in accomplishing its goal of lifting up and promoting the importance of hospital chaplaincy as a calling. 

The seminary was pleased to award scholarships for the 2013-2014 academic year to Paul Ortiz, Anitta Milloro, and Jacquelyn Webb. All three recipients are second year M.Div. students, who are serving at Evanston Hospital, Evanston, Illinois. All three students are very thankful to the Heerey Foundation for their support. Ortiz says, “As a recipient of a Bernard Heerey Family Foundation Scholarship, I am beyond grateful for the opportunities it grants me to continue growing as a person and minister. This scholarship makes it possible for me to remain at Garrett-Evangelical as it help supports my family and myself. I trust that my time serving as a Heerey Chaplin will be a formative experience, and I pray that my service will be a blessing to others.” 

All at Garrett-Evangelical are immensely grateful for the generosity of the Bernard Heerey Family Foundation for its support of the seminary’s field education program and the important calling of hospital chaplaincy.

Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, a graduate school of theology related to The United Methodist Church, was founded in 1853. Located on the campus of Northwestern University, the seminary serves more than 500 students from various denominations and cultural backgrounds, fostering an atmosphere of ecumenical interaction. Garrett-Evangelical creates bold leaders through master of divinity, master of arts, master of theological studies, doctor of philosophy, and doctor of ministry degrees. Its 4,500 living alumni serve church and society around the world.

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