Starks Student Spotlight – Kamilah

Kamilah Hall Sharp

Dear Friends of Memphis Theological Seminary,

     I am writing to express my sincere gratitude for your generosity in donating to the Dr. Henry Logan Starks Scholarship Fund.  I am extremely appreciative of being selected as a 2013-2014 recipient.

     I am in my second year studying to receive a Master of Divinity degree as a full-time student at MTS.  Initially, I started out as a part-time student while maintaining a full-time job. Upon accepting my call, I realized that I needed to completely devote myself to preparing for this next season of my life.  I took the next step on my faith walk and quit my job to enroll full-time.  This has been the best experience of my life.  I am so happy that I have a chance to walk in my call and work towards who God wants me to become.

     When I began researching seminaries in the area, MTS stood out.  It seemed to be the most inclusive with a variety of denominations in its student population.  Also, it seemed to be the most supportive of women in ministry, which was important to me.  I am so glad I chose MTS.  I have had the opportunity to learn and grow while meeting a lot of wonderful people.

At this time, I am on track to graduate in December 2014, when I hope to enter into full-time ministry.  However, I am not eliminating the possibility of pursuing my Ph.D. in Religion.  I am open to the possibilities of God, which are endless.

     Receiving this scholarship is a true blessing for me, as I already have student loan debt from pursuing another degree.  This scholarship will help me not incur as much debt while at MTS.  Again, thank you so much for your kindness.  I will do my best to make this a good investment for you.


Kamilah Hall Sharp