The Chautauqua Scholarship Program is a 4-week cultural educational adventure designed to strengthen your faith, build your confidence as a Christian and increase your leadership skills. It includes time for reflection, renewal, and rejoicing. You will hear well-known ministers from many Christian faiths, top lecturers from a range of academic disciplines, attend small group talks, enjoy concerts of all kinds and participate in special studies classes of your choice. There is time for recreation, building friendships and play.
All this takes place in the beautiful, lakeside setting of Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua, located in western New York State.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
Any Christian between 19 and 25 years old who has had at least 1 year of college or university (or equivalent work experience) and who has an interest in learning is invited to apply.
CHRISTIAN BELIEFS AND PRACTICE
The practice of religion, traditionally the foundation of all other activities at Chautauqua, is reaffirmed at the Sunday morning church service, Sunday evening Sacred Song service, Tuesday denominational house gatherings, morning devotions Monday through Friday in our chapel and morning worship in the amphitheater. People from all faiths and at all stages of their faith journeys worship at Chautauqua.
AN INQUIRING MIND
All sides of public questions are open to discussion on the Chautauqua platform and tolerance of differing viewpoints is practiced as part of Chautauqua’s tradition. Chautauqua believes that “education ends only with life”.
ENERGY AND ENTHUSIASM
Worship, lectures, classes, concerts and other entertainment run from early morning to late in the evening. The wide range of tastes among Chautauquans has encouraged the program department to provide great variety while holding to its “best talent” tradition.
AN APPRECIATION OF THE ARTS
Every day is full of opportunities to enjoy symphony concerts, artists’ recitals, operas, plays, art exhibits and dance programs.
RESPECT AND RESPONSIBILITY
Sharing living areas with others from varied backgrounds requires that you respect differences and accept responsibility for household tasks. We welcome and appreciate students of any national/ ethnic origin who are of good character.