NEWARK, NJ - Pillar College announces the launch of the David E. Schroeder Biblical Studies Scholarship. Named after Pillar College President, Dr. David E. Schroeder (and Pastor for over 24 years), the scholarship provides eligible students enrolling in the Biblical Studies BA degree major an opportunity to receive up to $15,000 per year and pay no more than $7500 per year*. “We are a Christian college, educating, inspiring and equipping students for service and leadership. We believe God leads people to Pillar because He has special plans for them. We are excited to be able to offer this scholarship. We have a strong Biblical Studies degree program, and for those who are called to ministry leadership, this scholarship makes the program extremely affordable”, expressed Dr. Schroeder. The scholarship is available to the first 150 students accepted into the B.A. Biblical Studies degree program.

Who is eligible to receive the 4 year DES Biblical Studies Scholarship**? New students who: enroll in the four-year B.A. in Biblical Studies, are committed to completing the B.A. in Biblical Studies; and maintain a 2.5 GPA.

Who can benefit from a B.A. degree in Biblical Studies? Anyone in pursuit of a career in a variety of ministries, including: pastoring a Christian church, Christian education, the mission field, social work and services, media and technology, chaplaincy work, and more. Also, current Pastors who are seeking academic credential and/or more biblical education will benefit from this degree.

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“Because of our small class size, we engage with our students on a personal level, offering counsel and prayer as well as excellent teaching. We care about our students!” expresses Department Chair, Dr. Peter Amerman. “Our Biblical Studies program is designed to prepare graduates for success in careers including full-time ordained pastoral ministry, but also ministering and serving in many areas like Chaplaincy- hospital, prison or military, work in overseas missions and para-church organizations, Christian education, worship ministry, “Business as Mission”, and so much more.”

Pillar College also offers a Master of Arts in Ministry Leadership (MAML). Students completing their B.A. in Biblical Studies, at the reduced expense due to the DES Scholarship, can enroll in the MAML program and get credit for 12 of the required 48 credits, a 25% savings. MAML is a cohort-based seminary-level program designed to produce academically, ethically and spiritually competent professional ministry leaders.

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*Students who choose to enroll in the four-year Biblical Studies major, upon completion of FASFA and based on the need of the student, the David E. Schroeder Biblical Studies Scholarship (DES Biblical Studies Scholarship) will ensure that the student’s out of pocket expense (loans or student payment) will not exceed $7500 per year. Books and Fees do not apply.

**The David E Schroeder Biblical Studies Scholarship is only available to students enrolled in the B.A. in Biblical Studies. Students will lose the DES Biblical Studies Scholarship if the student transfers to another major. The DES Biblical Studies Scholarship will be removed if there is failure to complete the B.A. in Biblical Studies with unexcused reason. In addition, the student’s transcript will be withheld as a result of a balance in the account; transcript released if balance resolved.

About Pillar College

Pillar College is a comprehensive institution of higher learning, providing a Christ-centered education. Pillar is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) and licensed by the New Jersey Commission on Higher Education and the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE). Pillar College offers Associate’s, Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs. Pillar College educates, inspires and equips students for excellent scholarship, service and leadership. Rooted in and committed to Christian faith, Pillar College fosters intellectual, spiritual and social development among its diverse student population. Pillar College has locations in Newark, Somerset, Paterson and Plainfield, New Jersey. Founded in 1908. For more information about Pillar College, visit