Doctoral Fellowship Program

The Research Doctoral Fellowship is a unique NOBTS program designed to assist outstanding students to pursue the highest level of academic preparation through the Doctor of Philosophy program. While not limited to students at the New Orleans campus, preference in awarding is given to residential students. Fellowship recipients will be recognized in seminary publications and at seminary events as well as participate in other activities around campus.

The Research Doctoral Fellowship Program provides for most or all tuition and fees for outstanding doctoral students for up to four years from entrance into the doctoral program. Recipients are expected to enroll each semester, perform at a high academic level, and remain in good standing as determined by the Associate Dean for Research Doctoral Programs.

The fellowships are available as follows:



 Annual Amount 

 Semester Available  

 J. Duncan Boyd III Memorial Fellowship in OT and Hebrew

 Old Testament


 Fall 2022

 Lucille and Harold Harris PhD Fellowship in Christian Counseling

 Counselor Education and Supervision


 Fall 2022

 Thomas S. and Mary Wheeler Messer Fellowship in New Testament and Greek  New Testament  $6,000  Fall 2022
 Charles Ray Pigott Fellowship in Apologetics  Christian Apologetics  $4,500  Fall 2020
 Charles Ray Pigott Fellowship for Minority Students  Any Major  $4,500  Fall 2020
 C. C. Randall Fellowship in Evangelism  Evangelism  $5,000  Spring 2019
 C. C. Randall Fellowship in Evangelism  Evangelism  $4,500  Fall 2019
 Milton & Charlotte Williams Fellowship in Preaching  Biblical Exposition  $7,000  Fall 2021

Interested students applying to begin the PhD program in a semester and major indicated above should submit a Fellowship Application with the other PhD program application materials. Consideration for a fellowship requires two academic Personal Evaluations from professors who have taught the student.

Students will be notified of receipt of the fellowship prior to the start of their program of study. A public introduction of fellows will be made at the annual Convocation service at the start of each academic year. Recipients also will be highlighted in the NOBTS Vision magazine and other seminary publications and media.