Hispanic Theological Initiative.

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    Financial Aid-Fellowships

    Latino students at Fuller Theological Seminary are eligible for Institutional Grants that cover 40-60% of tuition. A series of Competitive Scholarships are also available for Doctoral Students:

    • Hispanic Theological Institute.  Requirements are determined by the Hispanic Church Studies Program.
    • Israel Rosales Hispanic Ministries Scholarship.  Recipients of this scholarship must be of Hispanic descent and a returning student in the Hispanic Ministries Church Studies Department.  The student must also plan to work with Hispanic communities in the United States with preference given to those students who plan to remain in the greater Los Angeles area.
    • George Gay Memorial Grant.  Recipient of this grant must be a U.S. citizen of Hispanic descent, who intends to minister to Hispanics through teaching.
    • Geoffrey W. Bromiley Church History Scholarship.  Recipients must be a Ph.D. student in Church History, as well as demonstrate academic excellence.
    • Charles E. Carlson New Testament Scholarship. Recipients must be a Ph.D. student in New Testament Studies.
    • Everett Harrison Memorial Scholarship.  This scholarship is awarded to Ph.D. students in the New Testament Studies concentration.
    • Lewis Smedes Scholarship for Ph.D. Students in Christian Ethics.  Recipients must be a Ph.D. student in Christian Ethics, as well as demonstrate academic excellence.

    Latino students are eligible to apply for any other scholarship offered by the Center for Advanced Theological Studies (CATS).  See CATS contact information below.

    Hispanic/Latino Faculty

    Dr. Juan Francisco Martínez
    Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies and Pastoral Leadership School of Theology
    Interests include Latino Protestantism in the U.S. and Latin America, transnationalism and mission, intercultural church relations, theological education in Latin America and among Latinos in the U.S., alternative models of theological education, Anabaptism in Latin America

    Dr. Oscar García-Johnson 
    Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology
    Interests include Postmodern ecclesiology, theology and culture, doctrine and spirituality, transnational missions

    Hispanic Centers and Programs

    With more than 30 years of experience, El Centro Latino provides curriculum that specifically targets the needs of the Latin American communities and congregations. Programs include a Master of Arts in the Theology Faculty with a specialization in Latino/a Pastoral Ministry, a Masters of Divinity majoring in pastoral care and counseling and a Masters of Divinity majoring in multicultural ministries in the Hispanic Church context.

    Library Resources-Special Collections

    Fuller Theological Seminary provides Internet Access to more 15,000 Resources in Spanish. http://www.fuller.edu/academics/library.aspx

    Other Resources

    Latino Student Association (Julia Díaz, President)

    Former HTI Fellows/HTIC Scholars 

    Sammy Alfaro
    Assistant Professor of Christian Studies
    Grand Canyon University
    2003-2004 Doctoral, 2004-2005 Doctoral Renewal, 2005-2006 Comprehensive Exams Year, and 2007-2008 Dissertation Year Fellow

    Moisés López
    2010-2011 Comprehensive Exams Year Scholar
    2013-2014 Dissertation Year Scholar

    Contact Information

    The HTIC person to contact for information on Ph.D. studies at Fuller Theological Seminary is:

    Name:                  Dr. Juan Francisco Martinez
    Title:                    Assistant Dean for Hispanic Church Studies and Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies and Pastoral Leadership
    Telephone:          626/584-5588
    Email:                 [email protected] 


    Name:                  Dr. Eugen Matei
    Title:                    Director, Center for Theological Studies (CATS)
    Telephone:           626/584-5598
    Email:                  [email protected]