The Elizabeth Iliff Warren Fellowships were presented to the School in 1925 by Louise Iliff in memory of her mother, Elizabeth Iliff Warren. Both women were founders of The Iliff School of Theology. These awards are designed to provide funding to assist Iliff alumni/ae, or an enrolled Iliff Master’s student, who wishes to pursue further graduate work. The fellowships are based on excellence in scholarship and a plan of study approved by the faculty.

Fellowships are awarded for one year. Each award for 2021-2022 will be up to $10,000. Two possible awards:

1. Iliff Master’s student not graduating June 2021 (see criteria)

2. Iliff Master’s student graduating June 2021 or has already graduated (see criteria)


• Enrolled Iliff student in any Master’s program that has at least 20 credits remaining in their degree program who intends to pursue future doctoral work or
• Graduate of any Master’s degree program from the Iliff School of Theology. May be currently enrolled or enrolling in the Iliff/DU Joint Ph.D. program, or desiring to study further at another institution’s Ph.D. program


1. Applicants should submit a well-developed statement, 3-4 pages addressing the following questions: (12pt font, New Times Roman, Double spaced)
a. Provide a brief statement on your academic focus (1-2 paragraphs)
b. Describe research that you have recently completed, or that is in process, and its relevancy to your future academic work (3 pages)
c. Indicate which doctoral programs and institutions you have applied or are considering applying to.

2. Two confidential letters of academic reference. At least one letter must be from an Iliff faculty member.

3. Transcripts from recent graduate study (post-Iliff) if applicable. Iliff will add a copy of your Iliff transcript.

Deadline for applications is APRIL 12, 2021

Awards are approved by the faculty and will be announced at Honors Convocation April 21, 2021.

For more information:

Email application: Goldie Ector, Director of Financial Aid,