❝ Where there is no vision, the people perish ❞ --Proverbs 29:18

The goal of the Education Committee is to provide our students with the best academic and practical Spiritualist training available. Sometimes it seems reaching this goal is a challenge because the bar of excellence is set higher and higher each year. But each year we find ourselves rising to the challenge and reaching our goal because of the commitment and dedication of some amazing educators and administrators. There is, indeed, much to celebrate each year!

The Dorsch-Kuiper Scholarship made its inaugural appearance in 2011. This is an academic scholarship available to students who are actively participating in the Ordination program of the Chesterfield Spiritualist Seminary. Students who have attained the certification of Associate Minister or who have successfully completed at least five classes toward Associate Minister certification through the IAOS are eligible to apply for the scholarship. One scholarship will be awarded annually. Complete details and application packet are available upon request.

As a minister in the Spiritualist church, it is important to perform service to others, not only in our churches but in our communities as well. With that in mind, the addition of performing community service has been added as a requirement for Associate Minister certification and Ordination. This community service requirement is considered to be practical experience along with the current requisite of serving churches by delivering sermons and giving messages. The Committee and Board of Trustees feels this is a worthwhile and meaningful requirement as we continue to improve our ministerial program and help our students become well-rounded ministers. Information about community service is available upon request and is also listed in this book.

The Education Committee and Academic Resource Center (ARC) staff are looking forward to an energetic year filled with enthusiastic and dedicated students and teachers. Remember, just as the pursuit of enlightenment can be arduous and serious it can also be fun and exciting!

Your Education Committee, 
Rev. Lynda Richey, Dean of Education
Rev. A. Win Srogi, Director of the School of Metaphysics
Rev. Jane DeVore, Dean of Students
Rev. Wahna Irvine, Director of Healing
Rev. Louise Irvine, Senior Consultant
Rev. Todd J. Leonard, Consultant
Rev. Michael Jones, Consultant

From the Dean of Education and the Education Committee

The mission of the Education Committee is to assure that students of the Chesterfield Spiritualist Seminary and School of Metaphysics are offered a focused, well-rounded curriculum and practical and relevant Spiritualist opportunities. Once again this year, in addition to our required classes, we have some wonderful electives offered by our outstanding teachers. These elective classes bring a variety of philosophies and concepts on interesting subjects guaranteed to appeal to the most inquisitive minds. 
We encourage students working towards Ordination to consider applying for the Dorsch-Kuiper Scholarship. This scholarship was created to encourage and help students in their pursuit of the ministry. Details and criteria are outlined further in this booklet. 
I would like to thank each member of the Education Committee for their dedication and commitment to the advancement of our academic program. The members of the Education Committee are: Rev. Jane DeVore, Rev. Louise Irvine, Rev. Wahna Irvine, Rev. Michael Jones, Rev. Todd Leonard and Rev. A. Win Srogi. 

Rev. Lynda Richey
Dean of Education 

Dorsch – Kuiper Scholarship

This scholarship is made possible by a generous gift from the Revs. Betty Dorsch and Sandy Kuiper in memory of Rev. Sandy’s beloved son, Vincent. 

This academic scholarship is available to all students who: 

Are members in good standing in the IAOS for at least two years prior to the scholarship application. 
Are actively participating in the Ordination program of the Chesterfield Spiritualist Seminary.
Have attained the certification of Associate Minister or have successfully completed at least five classes toward Associate Minister certification through the IAOS. 

The scholarship award will be the decision of the Education Committee.
The maximum scholarship award per student is $500 and must be used within two years of the receipt of the award. This scholarship will be administered as credit for classes; it is not a cash award. The scholarship award will be used only to complete the classes required for Ordination. The application process is strictly confidential and will include the completion of the application form, a written essay outlining the student’s desire for the scholarship, three personal/professional letters of recommendation and an interview by representatives of the Education Committee. One scholarship will be awarded annually. The Dorsch-Kuiper Scholarship application is available to any qualified student upon written request to: 

Dean of Education
Chesterfield Spiritualist Seminary
50 Lincoln Drive
Chesterfield, IN 46017 

Scholarship applications for the 2015 award will be accepted until February 1, 2015. The recipient of the 2015 Dorsch- Kuiper Scholarship will be announced no later than March 1, 2015. 

New Student Scholarship

1. The scholarship will be awarded to a new, first-time student who: 
is a first-time student, who has never previously taken classes at Chesterfield Spiritualist Seminary and School of Metaphysics. 
pre-registers for classes no later than the deadline for each academic event. 
is accompanied to the Chesterfield Spiritualist Seminary and School of Metaphysics by an existing student who is enrolled at the same academic session and who is a member of the IAOS. 
is either a member or a non-member of the IAOS at the time of registration. 

2. The new student and existing student must both be enrolled at the same week-long or weekend academic session. 
3. The existing student will be identified on the new student’s registration form. 
4. The scholarship award will be either $55 or $65 depending on the new student’s membership status. Generally, most first-time students are not IAOS members. Registration fees are always waived for pre-registration. 
5. The scholarship will be awarded to the new student whose pre-registration form is received first, before any other new student’s form, and who meets all of the above mentioned requirements. 
6. The scholarship will be used within one year of issuance. 
This scholarship is established to incentivize our members to introduce their friends and family to Camp Chesterfield and the Chesterfield Spiritualist Seminary and School of Metaphysics. 

Student Achievement Scholarship 
1. The scholarship will be awarded at the discretion of the Education Committee based on the student's demonstrated academic achievement, commitment to spiritualist studies and dedication to mediumship development. 
2. The amount of each scholarship and the number of scholarships awarded each year will be at the discretion of the Education Committee. 
3. This award may be any amount determined by the Education Committee not to exceed a maximum of $200 and used within two years of receipt. 
4. Student must be a member in good standing of the IAOS. 
5. Student must have completed all core classes and passed the Spiritual Seeker exam to be considered for this scholarship. 
6. Award(s) will be announced no later than March first of each year.
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Your curriculum includes more than class work. Student are expected to serve church at student healing and worship services during week-long seminaries.

All students and faculty are required to attend the 6:30 PM student worship services during week-long seminaries. Students planning to test for certification must serve in the student services during seminary. Appropriate attire is required when serving church: ankle length dress or skirt for women and suit, dress shirt and tie for men. Students must attend at least one week-long seminary before each certification.

All ordination candidates are to wear white or ivory for the consecration service. Ordination candidates may wear a minister’s robe, if desired. Women receiving certifications other than ordination are to wear pastel, ankle length dresses. Men receiving certifications other than ordination are to wear a suit, dress shirt and tie. Contact the Dean if you have any questions.

For your convenience, seminary registration forms are available at the Administration Office (765) 378-0235, or may be downloaded from our website.Downloads.htmlshapeimage_5_link_0

PLANNING YOUR SCHEDULE: The Academic staff will approve all schedules.  Students are required to attend all sessions of each class to receive credit.

TO ALL STUDENTS: Be sure to bring comfortable clothes and shoes and be prepared for inclement weather. No shorts, halter tops, mini dresses or other inappropriate clothing is allowed in classrooms or church. Don’t forget to bring a notebook, pens, pencils, and appropriate study materials.

ATTENTION CANADIAN STUDENTS: Personal checks and Traveler’s Checks must specify “U.S. Funds” to be cashed in the States.

HOTEL RESERVATIONS: A 50% deposit is required for reservations. Cancellations are required at least seven (7) days prior to your reservation date to receive a full refund.  Food supplies are not permitted in the hotel rooms or dormitories.

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