GuideOne Insurance Announces New Scholarship Program for Religious Studies or Seminary Students; Seeks Applicants

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – (March 17, 2014) – GuideOne Insurance is pleased to announce today that it is offering a new scholarship program for individuals who are actively pursuing a future career in ministry. Interested students are encouraged to apply. Beginning this year, four $2,500 scholarships will be awarded annually to deserving individuals who meet the following criteria:

  • Must be a junior, senior or graduate religious studies student, or an individual in seminary;
  • Students must be attending accredited colleges, universities or seminaries within the United States and District of Columbia;
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.25 is required; and
  • Essay, transcript and one letter of recommendation are required.

“As one of America’s leading insurers of churches, we want to give back to the religious communities we serve by supporting individuals who will be the future leaders of our nation’s churches,” said Jim Wallace, GuideOne chairman, president and CEO. “GuideOne is pleased to be able to offer this scholarship program to help these individuals achieve their goals of serving in ministry.”

More information about the scholarship, including the online application, can be found on under the GuideOne Foundation Scholarship page. The deadline to apply is April 30, 2014. Scholarships will be awarded by the middle of June.

About GuideOne

Founded in 1947 and headquartered in West Des Moines, Iowa, GuideOne Insurance is one of the nation’s largest church insurers, with more than 46,000 church policyholders. GuideOne also insures private schools and higher education institutions, nonprofit organizations, as well as senior living communities. In 1999, the company created the GuideOne Center for Risk Management® in order to help churches and faith-based organizations safeguard their ministries. This effort was expanded in 2008 with the launch of SafeChurch®, the most comprehensive church risk management online resource available. GuideOne is licensed to do business in all 50 states and markets its products and services through nearly 3,000 independent and career agents. The company carries an A “Excellent” rating from A.M. Best. For more information, visit