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