Frequently Asked Questions for Seminary Students

Cash scholarships for seminary students are mailed directly to each student. If you have any questions about this process, please contact Rachael Quinn.

Yes. Seminary student recipients must be from the Alabama-West Florida Conference, or take specific action while enrolled in seminary to transfer into and serve within the Alabama-West Florida Conference.

Yes! Cash scholarships are available for both full and part-time on-line seminary students. The amount awarded is reduced from the full-time, on-campus rate.
From time to time, additional funds are made available to assist students with special needs that emerge. For example, these needs may be to offset costs related to student-based travel; to help meet unexpected expenses; or to defray fees for service learning opportunities that enhance preparation for ministry. If you feel you have a need that would meet these qualifications, you are invited to email us and request an application for the "Stegall Scholarship Fund for Special Needs." All applications for this fund are reviewed quarterly by the Stegall Scholarship Foundation Scholarship Committee.
As long as the seminary student meets the academic requirements as an active seminary student enrolled in courses, the scholarship is renewable.

As of the start of the 2021-2022 school year, the minimum cash scholarship for each full-time seminarian, studying on campus is $10,000 per year. 

The Stegall Scholarship is unique in that quarterly cash scholarships are sent DIRECTLY to each student for books, tuition, living expenses, or any other need that may arise as a student preparing for a life in ministry. Seminary students are also made aware of the donors that made the gift possible and are encouraged to correspondence with their donors. 

Frequently Asked Questions for Donors

We are proud of the fact that it costs approximately 8 cents per $1 to operate the Stegall Foundation. The beauty of our scholarship program is that the overhead costs are so very minimal!  We have no office rent and our few expenses go toward: part-time staff assistance, printing of newsletters website and database management, supplies, insurance, phone expense, and postage. Approximately three percent of of our annual budget is allocated to administrative costs.
There are a many ways that you can give to the Foundation---online donations; cash; checks; stocks; bonds; codicil to will; planned giving; IRA’s; insurance policies; annuities established through our United Methodist Foundation in Dothan (Ala.) with our Scholarship Foundation named as beneficiary; property; matching gifts from employers of donors; etc.  Some donors have even chosen to make gifts of good, used cars. If you have another way in which you wish to make a gift, please contact us here.
Yes.  The IRS has granted our Foundation 501(c)3 non-profit status, and all gifts to our Foundation are tax deductible.
Yes! Many of our donors choose to make gifts "in memory" or "in honor" of special people in their lives.  An acknowledgement card recognizing your gift is sent out in a timely manner.
We have donors that choose to give in all of these ways.  More and more of our donors are choosing to make monthly gifts through bank drafts. Some have chosen to become “Seminary Partners” with annual gifts of $10,000 to underwrite our minimum annual scholarship for one full-time, on campus student.
The Stegall Scholarship is unique in that quarterly cash scholarships are sent DIRECTLY to each student for books, tuition, living expenses, or any other need that may arise as a student preparing for a life in ministry. Seminary students are also made aware of the donors that made the gift possible and are encouraged to correspondence with their donors.