Ph.D. students Elonda Clay and Cheryl Stewart Pero receive Fund for Theological Education Fellowships September 4, 2007

Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago students Elonda Clay and Cheryl Stewart Pero each received fellowships from the Fund for Theological Education (FTE) to support their studies. Both Clay and Stewart Pero are doctoral students.

Stewart Pero has received a Dissertation Award to help her successfully complete her dissertation and move towards a faculty position at a seminary or theological school. She is a biblical studies scholar in New Testament.

Clay, who received a doctoral fellowship for the 2006-07 academic year, has received a supplemental award. She is studying the use of technology in social activism and in the church. She came to LSTC because of the Zygon Center of Religion and Science.

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