Graduate Theological Union

Three GTU doctoral students receive prestigious national fellowships

Michael S. Campos, Andrea E. Davidson and Carmen R. Lansdowne, doctoral students at Graduate Theological Union, have been selected to receive a 2010 Fund for Theological Education (FTE) Fellowship, a competitive national award. Both Campos and Lansdowne were recognized as 2010 North American Doctoral Fellows while Davidson received recognition as a 2010 Doctoral Fellow.

As FTE Fellows, Campos, Davidson and Lansdowne will receive stipends of up to $20,000 for expenses from FTE, an ecumenical nonprofit organization that advocates for excellence and diversity in pastoral ministry and theological scholarship.

FTE supports rising scholars from underrepresented racial/ethnic groups who plan to teach religion, theology and biblical studies in theological schools and universities. “The pace of change to a pluralistic society adds a sense of urgency to this work of developing diverse educators to teach, lead and serve diverse communities,” said Dr. Sharon Watson Fluker, FTE Vice President for Doctoral Programs and Administration.