In addition to degree, certificate, and lifelong learning offerings, EDS offers a variety of additional educational opportunities. Opportunities for individual study are available through the Procter Scholar and Visiting Scholars programs. There are also workshops and lectures offered during the academic year, which offer a rich diversity of resources to the local faith and academic communities.
Visiting Scholar status is available to individuals. Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Angela Bauer-Levesque, EDS's academic dean. All fees are the responsibility of the applicant.
Procter Scholars Program
An endowed scholarship which provides for a semester in residence for ordained and lay persons involved in ministry, the Procter Scholars Program offers opportunities for individual study and for participation in courses as desired at EDS and throughout the Boston Theological Institute. Procter Scholars are chosen for each academic year and may begin in either the Fall or Spring term. Expenses covered by the scholarship include tuition, a single room, and a meal card, which covers most weekday meals. The application deadlines are February 1 for the Fall semester and November 1 for the Spring semester. To apply, please send your CV and a project description (including a rationale why EDS is a good match for the particular project; and how the project contributes to EDS's mission) to EDS’s academic dean, Dr. Angela Bauer-Levesque, by the respective deadline.
Lectures and Special Events
Every other year, EDS honors two Professors Emerita with the Carter Heyward and the Joanna Dewey Scholars Lecture Series. Created as a tribute to the Rev. Dr. Carter Heyward, the Howard Chandler Robbins Professor Emerita and one of the first women ordained in the Episcopal Church, and Dr. Joanna Dewey, the Harvey Guthrie, Jr. Professor Emerita and former Academic Dean, this series was established to assure the continuation of their lifework of theologies of liberation. The series provides the opportunity to bring innovative and challenging scholars from across the country to the EDS community.
The Jonathan Myrick Daniels Memorial Eucharist remembers and honors Daniels, a student at the Episcopal Theological School, who was killed in Alabama in 1965 while participating in civil rights work.
The Absalom Jones Eucharist honors Jones, who in 1802 became the first African American ordained priest. Every February this event helps support the Absalom Jones Scholarship Fund, which provides scholarships for African American students at EDS preparing for ordination in the Episcopal Church.
Each Spring, prominent religious thinkers are invited to deliver a series Kellogg Lectures. This two day series is scheduled for the first full weekend in May. Recent lecturers have included Karen Armstrong, Michael Battle, John Dominic Crossan, Marilyn McCord Adams, and Richard Rohr.