University description (as per official university website)
Fuller Theological Seminary was founded in 1947 by radio evangelist Charles E. Fuller, broadcaster of the “Old Fashioned Revival Hour,” in partnership with Harold John Ockenga, pastor of Park Street Church in Boston, Massachusetts. A total of 39 students enrolled in the first entering class in the fall of 1947, meeting initially at Lake Avenue Congregational Church in Pasadena, California, with four charter faculty. In 1953, the seminary moved to the present location of its main Pasadena campus.
Harold John Ockenga 1947-1954 and 1960-1963
Edward John Carnell 1954-1959
David Allan Hubbard 1963-1993
Richard J. Mouw 1993-present
School of Theology: Founded 1947
School of Psychology: Founded 1965
School of Intercultural Studies (Formerly School of World Mission): Founded 1965
The Western Association of Schools and Colleges granted accreditation to all three schools of Fuller Seminary in 1969.
In 1973, Fuller Seminary opened its first regional campus in other cities for the training of lay persons in the context of the local church. By 1979, regional campus programs were operating in six cities in the western U.S. Today, Fuller's regional campuses are located in six geographical areas: Coastal California, Northern California, Washington, Colorado, Arizona, and Texas.
Each year Fuller students receive over $22 million in financial aid. Fuller offers students need and merit based scholarships, need based grants, student loans and federal work study. To learn more about each type of aid or to see additional information about financial aid please click on a link below.
Special funds have been established to provide financial aid to returning students at Fuller. Each area listed below has a list of scholarships and their eligibility requirements that have been offered to students in past years. All scholarships are subject to the availability of annual funding and may not be awarded each year. Application for aid from these funds is made through the Fuller Financial Aid application process.