KIST STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS

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Summary

Kima International School of Theology (KIST) exists to equip students to become effective and influential servant leaders transforming and strengthening the church, community, and world. Scholarship support assists students from Eastern Africa to receive this critical training.

Cost

The total project cost is $80,000 per year.

BACKGROUND

Kima International School of Theology (KIST) began in 1995 as a joint effort across English-speaking East Africa to train leaders for work in the Church of God. To read more about KIST’s history, visit the KIST Strategic Funding page.

Vision

KIST is an important hub for education in the East Africa region. More than 450 degrees have been earned at KIST and KIST graduates are serving the church in numerous ways in the region in churches, schools, and not-for-profit organizations.

STRATEGY

To ensure that the quality of education at KIST is accessible to a wide-range of people from East Africa, student scholarships are offered to help offset costs. Scholarship recipients are assessed based on letters of recommendation, current ministry involvement, KIST ministry involvement, and GPA.

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Programs at KIST

KIST currently offers three degree programs to students.

Certificate Program

The KIST Certificate Program is a one year, entry level program. The program has three, 12-week terms with a total cost of $1200 per year. A students scholarship for this program can cover up to 75% ($900) of the total cost of the program and Global Strategy is hoping to secure 10 scholarships for this program.

Diploma Program

The KIST Diploma Program is a three year program. The program has three, 12-week terms with a total cost of $1500 per year. A students scholarship for this program can cover up to 75% ($1125) of the total cost of the program and Global Strategy is hoping to secure 30 scholarships for this program.

Bachelors of Arts Program

The KIST BA Program is a four year program (or two-year with Diploma). The program has three, 12-week terms with a total cost of $1800 per year. A students scholarship for this program can cover up to 75% ($1350) of the total cost of the program and Global Strategy is hoping to secure 20 scholarships for this program.

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Over 450 degrees have been given in its 20 year history!

Community Engagement

As part of their coursework at KIST, students travel to churches and communities to do evangelism, outreach, and preaching. It is an important part of the practical nature of the program, but also a way for the students to give back to the communities that are supporting them in their education process.

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Learn More & Connect

Will you join Global Strategy in preparing a path for the next generation of leaders?

Ways to make a difference

  • Online – visit this link
  • Check – make checks payable to “Church of God Ministries” and specify “KIST Student Scholarships – 42.40320 in the memo line

For more information, contact Andrew Gale at 800.848.2464 or agale@chog.org.

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