Become a Neuhoff Scholar-Pratitioner & Earn a Full Scholarship!
Today's culture needs engaged servant-leaders who are driven to make an impact through
their God-given talents. Are you a culture-changer, who, like Saint Mother Teresa
once shared, is able to "bloom where you are planted"? If this is you, we invite you
to apply to the Neuhoff Scholar-Practitioner Program.
The Neuhoff Scholar-Practitioner Program is an opportunity to develop your professional,
academic, administrative and pastoral skills. It's also an opportunity to open your
heart and stretch out your hands to serve your colleagues and classmates.
- Working with a spiritual mentor, discern your particular pastoral strengths and discover
how the Lord is calling you to place your strengths at the service of the community.
Answer the question – How are you called to be a steward in God's created world right
now, and in the future? The university chaplain, campus ministers and various lay
and clergy members on campus are available as spiritual mentors to meet with you on
an ongoing basis throughout your time as a Neuhoff Scholar-Practitioner.
- Working alongside a faculty mentor, tap into the current dialogue of contemporary
pastoral research through one of their academic projects, or propose your own. Reflect on
the unfolding of doctrine within the context of of today's culture and learn to consider
new approaches to contemporary pastoral concerns.
- Collaborating with the other Neuhoff Scholar-Practitioners, learn to perceive the
everyday tasks of human and professional-ministerial life in the light of faith, elevating
them to a sharing in God's creative work and carrying them out for the good of the
community, like St. Paul in his letter to the Romans, "In the service of the Lord, work not halfheartedly but with conscientiousness and
an eager spirit" Rom. 12:11.
How you'll serve as a Neuhoff Scholar-Practitioner depends largely on who the Lord
is calling you to be and how he is calling you to place your gifts and talents at
the service of the community. Bringing your thoughts and reflections from your ongoing
discernment of your particular pastoral strengths into conversation with the Neuhoff
Scholar-Practitioner director, your service assignment is proposed. A series of reflection
meetings are scheduled with the director, to evaluate the direction of your ongoing
pastoral work as a Neuhoff Scholar-Practitioner.
How you'll serve may include some of the following ways:
- Broaden the scope of contemporary pastoral learning by facilitating research for faculty
in academic projects, scholarly publications, presentations and other special initiatives.
- Enhance the dynamism of classroom dialogue by assisting in the development of course
notes, and finding and preparing academic materials.
- Foster community by enhancing the hospitality efforts for lectures, presentations
and other special events which bring hundreds to experience the truth of the Gospel
through the Ann & Joe O. Neuhoff School of Ministry.
- Make the gift of theological education for transformative service more accessible
to current and prospective students by supporting research and administrative follow-up
for research grants and other funding sources.
- Develop relationships with key clubs, organizations and offices on campus, to increase
collaboration on various service-oriented initiatives and inspire others engage in
the mission and activities of the Neuhoff School of Ministry.
- Connect and engage with parishes, non-profits and like-minded ministries in Dallas-Fort
Worth to support the formation and ministerial needs of our geographical community
through initiatives like the Dallas Ministry Conference.
- Inspire and serve undergraduate students, alongside the office of campus ministry,
in a range of activities including the facilitation of men's/ women's faith formation
groups, directing the annual Hearts and Hammers service project, co-directing the
alternative spring break program, and planning the annual vocations and post-graduate
When Mother Teresa received the 1979 Nobel Peace Prize, she was asked, “What can we
do to promote world peace?” Her answer was “Go home and love your family.”
This same sentiment is what inspires the Neuhoff Scholar-Practitioner Program. While
we are all called at times to go out to the "highways and byways" to preach Christ,
we're also called to "bloom where we are planted." The university and the cities surrounding
are the Neuhoff School of Ministry's vineyard....
The time of graduate study can seem like a return to a more contemplative way of life
for many (which at times can feel very foreign in our world of go-go-go!)
- The ministry school offers two part-time Neuhoff Scholar-Practitioner positions (20
hours/week) to students enrolled full-time in a graduate program offered by the Neuhoff
School of Ministry.
- Each position is offered on an annual basis and is renewable for a second year with
application and approval of the Dean.
- Neuhoff Scholar-Practitioners receive full tuition remission for up to nineteen credits
annually and an annual stipend.
- The Neuhoff Scholar-Practitioner Program is open to current graduate students and
incoming applicants. Incoming applicants to the Neuhoff School of Ministry must have
completed the entire application process before being considered for the program.
- Neuhoff Scholar-Practitioners have ongoing meetings with the director of the program,
to ensure the vision and mission of the program is aligned with the Neuhoff Scholar-Practitioner