Paul Toews/Peter Klassen Memorial Endowed Scholarship

The Paul Toews/Peter Klassen Memorial Endowed Scholarship was established by the California Mennonite Historical Society in 2019:

1. To honor the research, writing, and publication of Dr. Paul Toews and Dr. Peter Klassen in the field of Anabaptist-Mennonite history;

2. To encourage research and writing in Anabaptist-Mennonite history (or a related field) on the part of students at Fresno Pacific University;

3.  To help foster a new generation of scholars in Anabaptist-Mennonite history (or a related field).

Eligibility

  • Undergraduate students who choose to do their Senior Project of research and writing in Anabaptist-Mennonite history (or a related Field);
  • Graduate students who choose to do their Thesis researching and writing in anabaptist-Mennonite history (or a related field);
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.5 in their major or graduate course of study;
  • Meet NCAA Division II Regulations for Scholarships if a student-athlete;
  • Have exhibited strong critical thinking skills;
  • Show significant promise of future success in their chosen field of study.

Special Criteria

A Related Field:

History will be the preferred field of anyone being a beneficiary of this scholarship, but faculty may approve a "related field" application (i.e.., in sociology, political science, economics, theology, etc.) if consistent with the overall purpose of the scholarship.

Letter of Recommendation Requirement

This scholarship does not require a letter of recommendation.