Andrew Jaspers, a second-year master of divinity student at the St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity of the University of St. Thomas, will receive a Fund for Theological Education (FTE) fellowship.

Andrew Jaspers

Jaspers was cited by the FTE as “a young leader who demonstrates exceptional gifts for ministry.” The fellowship includes $5,000 to fund a self-designed project to enrich his formation as a ministerial leader.

Jaspers and other fellowship recipients attended the 2011 FTE Leaders in Ministry Conference, “Renewing the Church in Service to the Common Good,” held last month at Dillard University in New Orleans.

The fellowship program is funded by Lilly Endowment Inc. and the Henry Luce Foundation. It is designed to foster quality leadership and diversity in pastoral ministry. Since 1954, FTE has awarded more than 6,100 fellowships; its alumni serve congregations, campuses and communities around the world.