Fayetteville Resident, Foundation Establishes Scholarship

Freddie Lou Haworth and the Snyder Memorial Baptist Church Foundation of Fayetteville have established a scholarship at the Wake Forest University Divinity School opening in fall 1999.

The D. Swan Haworth Memorial Scholarship was established in honor of the late Rev. David Swan Haworth, a 1927 graduate of Wake Forest and former trustee. Freddie Lou Haworth of Fayetteville is the minister’s widow. The scholarship covers a portion of the cost of tuition and will be awarded each year to a student enrolled in the school’s master of divinity program.

Haworth served 30 years as a pastor and 12 years as professor of the psychology of religion at the Southern Baptist Seminary in Louisville, Ky. In 1972, Haworth retired from the seminary to join the faculty of the School of Pastoral Care of North Carolina Baptist Hospital and became its first full-time director.

The Wake Forest Divinity School will open this fall with about 40 students from a variety of denominational traditions and is expected to grow to 135-150 students within three years.

The school’s curriculum is centered in the classical theological disciplines of biblical studies, church history, theology and ministry studies, which includes areas such as pastoral care and preaching. Courses will be taught by divinity school faculty, as well as faculty of Wake Forest’s undergraduate, graduate and professional schools. All students are required to participate in a second-year supervised ministry program, where they are guided by area ministers in field placements.

Prospective students can obtain admissions packets by calling the Office of Admissions at the divinity school at 800-393-4244, or by writing to Office of Admissions, Wake Forest University Divinity School, P.O. Box 7719 Reynolda Station, Winston-Salem, N.C. 27109.

The Wake Forest Divinity School is the first university-based seminary in the United States to start without a formal denominational affiliation.

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