Are you a United Methodist planning on pursuing a doctorate in some area of theological studies?
A Foundation for Theological Education (or AFTE) is an organization that annually awards fellowships for doctoral studies to United Methodists. These are called the John Wesley Fellowships, and they can go a long way in making a Ph.D. or Th.D. program affordable for aspiring scholars who have strong Wesleyan commitments and a love for the church.
I mention the John Wesley Fellowship program because I have firsthand experience with it. I held a fellowship when I was in my doctoral program at Duke, and both the support from AFTE and the camaraderie I developed with other fellows in the program were very important factors the whole time I was in my Th.D. program. So if you are heading toward a doctoral program in theological studies, you should check it out!