Students who are interested in joining the Kern Ministry Program must complete an application process that is separate from applying to Indiana Wesleyan University. The Kern Program invites applications from: high school seniors, undergraduate transfer students, and current IWU undergraduates.
Ten students will be selected as Kern Scholars from each new Kern cohort. Those students will receive a yearly scholarship in the spring which will go towards their summer courses as long as they maintain the Kern Scholar standards.
Prospective Kern Ministry Education students must also apply to Indiana Wesleyan University and will not be accepted into the Kern Program until they have been accepted by IWU.
The application and interview process for the Kern Ministry Scholars is described below.
High school senior with at least one of the following:
College freshman or sophomore with:
NOTE: College students with less than 15 hours of college credit may apply using the high school senior eligibility criteria.
Applying to the Kern Ministry Program is a three-step process.
Note: Completed print forms may be mailed to Kern Ministry Program, Indiana Wesleyan University, 4201 S. Washington St., Marion, IN 46953, sent by fax to 765-677-2766, or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Incoming Student Interviews
Interview Dates - TBAApplications are due April 1.
Students applying after April 1 will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Current IWU Student Interviews
Week of February 18-21, 2013Applications are due January 25. IWU students are encouraged to apply by this deadline in order to complete the admissions process before registration for fall courses.
Students may continue to apply until August 15, 2013, and will be offered interviews on a case-by-case basis.
Prospective students who do not meet the admission criteria may petition to apply to the Kern Ministry Program. Such students should submit a letter (via e-mail to email@example.com or postal mail to Kern Ministry Program, Indiana Wesleyan University, 4201 S. Washington St., Marion, IN 46953) communicating why their vocational objectives, academic preparation, and intellectual character make them strong candidates for admission into the Kern Program. If a student's petition is approved by the Kern committee, then he or she will be invited to apply to the Kern Ministry Program.
Questions about the application or interview process may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or 765-677-2248.