The Walt and Dolly Friesen Endowed Seminary Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2015 by family and friends in memory of God's faithful servant, Walt Friesen. Both Walt and Dolly grew up attending Mennonite Brethren churches and appreciated the teaching under their pastors. Dolly was at one time secretary for the Lodi Mennonite Brethren Church. It is through their love and appreciation for the biblical teaching they received under their pastors that this scholarship was established to encourage young men and women to prepare for a career in ministry.


  • Preference given to Fresno Pacific University alumni preparing for a career in ministry;
  • Applicant must profess a biblical belief in Jesus Christ and reflect the moral and ethical standards of the seminary in his/her character;
  • Be in good standing and demonstrate sufficient academic ability to benefit from and complete a full course of study at FPBS;
  • Demonstrate the potential and commitment to make a positive contribution to the Church, Seminary, and larger Community.

Special Criteria

Have a letter of reference from a pastor or FPU faculty/mentor who can vouch for your character and commitments. Letter should be mailed to:

Fresno Pacific University, Advancement Office
1717 S Chestnut Ave
Fresno CA 93702

Essay Instructions

Please write a brief essay below describing your belief in Jesus Christ.

Letter of Recommendation Requirement

This scholarship does not require a letter of recommendation.