Students who are interested in joining the undergraduate portion of 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.
Up to twenty students will be selected for each new Kern cohort. Those students will receive a yearly loan-grant which will help offset the costs of their summer courses as long as they maintain the Kern loan-grant standards (attending weekly cohort meetings, attending special Kern Ministry events, and keeping their GPA at or above 3.0.
Prospective Kern Ministry 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 Program 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.
Incoming Student Interviews
Interview Dates - Most interviews will be held in September and October each fall. Some interviews may happen before or after those dates on a case-by-case basis.
Students are encouraged to submit their Kern Ministry Program applications by August 1. Group interviews and information sessions will be held during New Student Orientation week for those whose applications were received by August 1.
Students applying after August 1 will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Current IWU Student Interviews
We will interview current students throughout the school year 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com or 765-677-2248.
Last updated: 02/04/2016