Why should I become a 222 Foundation student partner?
For New Applicants:
Ready to Get Started?
Applications open January 1
and are due by April 1, 2022. (Extended to Tuesday, May 31, 2022, for DTS only)
Step 1: Written application
222 Foundation will review your application and invite eligible candidates to Step 2.
By Invitation Only:
Step 2 Application
Due date: April 26, 2022
Step 2: Personal interview
222 Foundation will contact you to schedule a personal interview and request additional information including finances and references.
Join the program
Accepted students will be thoughtfully matched with a mentor, receive scholarship funds, and be onboarded into the program.
Current Student Partners:
Applications open February 1
and are due on March 1.
What you need to know
Frequently Asked Questions
Student Partnership Questions
As a newer organization, we initially identified prospective mentors based upon the people that our staff and board knew directly.
Our second stage was to partner with churches to develop an ‘ecosystem’. In this case, the church provided an opportunity for the student to serve while one of the pastors or elders played the role of mentor; and 222 provided guidance and coaching to the mentor.
In our third stage we have discovered that our current mentors have such a passion for the role that they proactively ‘nominate’ others they believe would be qualified and passionate. In our fourth stage, we’ve found that many of our loyal investors apply to be mentors.
As we grow larger, we welcome you to consider becoming a mentor. If you’re interested in learning more or applying, please send us your contact information.
222 Foundation partners with students who are:
1. Followers of Jesus Christ
2. Accepted into a graduate- or doctoral-level program at one of 222 Foundation’s partner seminaries
3. Called to long-term vocational ministry
4. In need of financial assistance
The minimum criteria for acceptance and continued participation in the 222 program are:
• At least 6 credit hours per semester
• Minimum GPA of 3.0
Scholarships are in the range of $3,000 – $10,000 per year. Scholarships will typically begin at the lower end of that range and escalate each year as the student demonstrates personal investment and progress in the mentorship program.
The 222 Foundation currently partners with students enrolled at:
1. Moody Theological Seminary
2. Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
3. Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
222 Foundation plans to expand its program beyond Chicago and Louisville. We are prayerfully considering opportunities to partner with churches, mentors and seminaries in several metropolitan areas in the United States.
If you have questions or would like to submit a school for consideration, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
222 Foundation’s mission is to enable future ministry leaders to stay in the ministry, flourish in the ministry and, ultimately, instill a culture of mentorship in the ministry. The evidence is strong that financial support alone will rarely produce those outcomes. Therefore, we invite students to participate in the combination of scholarship and mentorship.
222 Foundation invites candidates to apply for the fall semester of each year. While the particular dates will change slightly year to year:
• Online application deadline – April 1
• Personal interviews – May 15
• Decisions announced – June 1
• Onboarding– June15
• Mentorship Launch – September 1
222 Foundation’s programs are designed to help future leaders stay in ministry and flourish. In addition to scholarship and mentorship, 222 encourages student partners to participate in:
• Semester launch dinners. Every January and August, we bring all the students and mentors together for a time of fellowship, discussion and learning.
• Events attended by 222 Foundation supporters. These include our annual golf outing and dinner banquet. We also occasionally host smaller events of 15-20 people where supporters are invited to get to know mentors and student partners on a personal level.
• Periodic debriefs with 222’s Program Manager. These provide an opportunity for 222 to learn more about ways to improve the mentorship program and provide a more enriching experience over time.
• Producing content. Students are encouraged to share their stories and how they’re growing. These may be published on social media, website and blog posts.