University description (as per official university website)
Claremont School of Theology traces its history back to 1885 with the founding of the Maclay College of Theology in San Fernando, California. In 1900, Maclay College moved to the campus of the then Methodist-affiliated University of Southern California in Los Angeles. In 1956, the School withdrew from the University and became an independent corporation, related to the Southern California-Arizona Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church. The School moved to its present Claremont site in 1957.
Five distinguished past presidents have provided extraordinary leadership for Claremont School of Theology: Ernest Cadman Colwell (1957-1968), Gordon Elliott Michalson (1968-1977), Richard Wilson Cain (1977-1990), Robert W. Edgar (1990 - 2000), and Philip A. Amerson (2001-2006). Jerry D. Campbell began as Claremont's sixth president on June 1, 2006.
The seal of Claremont School of Theology symbolizes the spirit of this community of scholars. The cross represents our central concern for the Christian Gospel and is joined to an arc to create an anchor, an ancient Christian symbol of salvation, the healing of the human spirit. A lamp of knowledge, symbolic of the community's abiding commitment to the disciplines of the mind and of learning, is a central feature of the figure. Surrounding the elements is a circle symbolizing wholeness and unity. Three openings in the circle symbolize openness and free exchange of ideas across traditions.
Basic Eligibility Criteria
In order to apply for financial aid, you must:
1. Be a U.S. citizen or an eligible non-citizen;
2. Be working toward a degree;
3. Be registered with Selective Service (if required, men only);
4. Be making satisfactory academic progress (as defined in the Satisfactory Academic Progress section);
5. Not be in default or owe a refund on a federal grant or federal loan;
6. Be enrolled at least half-time (6 units per semester). A student enrolled at least half-time may apply for federal loans. Students registered for at least 9 units (8 units for Ph.D. students) during the regular fall and spring semesters will be considered for Claremont School of Theology Tuition Scholarships. NOTE: Institutional scholarships do not cover courses taken during the summer or interterm.