We are Growing!

CST’s Enrollment is at an All-Time High!

In the last three years, the number of students seeking their Master of Divinity (M.Div.) degree more than doubled, spurred by the growth of Hybrid/Online programs.

Your Support is Essential!

Every Donor and Every Donation Makes a Real Difference

One of the most important areas of support is through student scholarships. The CST class of 2018 graduated with an average of $36,000 in student loan debt.

These alumni/ae are servant leaders in our churches, our mosques, our temples, at non-profits, and guiding social justice movements. By contributing to the Annual Fund, you make scholarships possible.

Your unrestricted dollars will allow us to continue to offer scholarship support to 100 percent of our M.Div., M.T.S., and M.A. students, as well as 25 percent of our doctoral students.

If you need assistance and/or if there is a specific scholarship you would like to support, please contact the Advancement Office at (909) 447-6361.

Your gifts help prepare our graduates to be agents of transformation and healing in churches, mosques, temples, local communities, schools, non-profit institutions, and the world at large.

How to give

The need for giving has never been greater, and luckily it has never been easier. We offer a variety of convenient options for you when making your gift.

If you have questions or need assistance at any point, please contact the Advancement Office at (909) 447-6361.

If you’d like to mail in a check made payable to Claremont School of Theology, just send it to the Advancement Office at 1325 N. College Ave., Claremont, CA 91711

Or to make an over the phone credit card donation call (909) 447-2501.

A gift of appreciated securities can be a way to both support CST and reduce your tax liabilities. For complete instructions click here.

Some gifts will benefit CST today, while others are meant to provide support in the future.  For information on a wide range of options including estate gifts, charitable gift annuities, life insurance and trusts. Contact:
Sharalyn Hamilton
Vice President for Advancement and Communications

Many employers offer a Matching Gift program to encourage their employees to contribute to their communities. You can double, or even triple your gift if your employer offers such a program.

Some companies match the gifts of spouses, retirees, and surviving spouses of retirees in addition to current employees. Check with your Human Resources Department to see if your company offers this benefit.

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student stories

Joy Yun, M.Div. student,
Honolulu, Hawaii:

My heart and passion have always been with the church, and I believe Christ is the ultimate example of creating and being a beloved community. After graduation, I plan to pursue ordination as an Elder in The United Methodist Church I hope to use what I learned at CST, by way of practical ministry, leadership and skills in biblical hermeneutics, as tools to help facilitate a beloved community.


Keziah Grindeland, M.T.S. student,
Salem, Oregon

My hope is to contribute to the demolition of structures that perpetuate bigotry, hatred, and oppression both in the microcosm of my immediate peers and loved ones as well as within our increasingly globalized world. I’m currently in the process of discernment, and I see two paths ahead of me. One leads back into the world of interfaith non-profits and the other leads me on to a Ph.D. and eventually to teaching.


JungEun Park,
M. Div. student

My concern for ministry is to create transformative community; advocate for justice; and actualizing love in the body of Christ.

My husband, Nae Youn Cho and I came to CST because we knew we would be challenged.

CST is where we could broaden our theological views and study.  CST is the place I could continue to keep and engage my Methodist legacy as a Korean Methodist.

During an internship at a church or other organization, most students go through a learning process to be creative and skillful. But, since the process is not a source of income, I struggled with finances while trying to study and do ministry.

The Scholarships from the Korean Endowment makes it possible to focus on our studies.

Thank You!

Joseph Kim
M.Div. 2017, Associate pastor, Bothell UMC (WA)

Soon after graduating from college, I was serving in the halls of power in our country and beyond on behalf of the United Methodist Church. I was at the United Nations, creating and implementing policy combatting human trafficking, and working towards education reform on Capitol Hill. Read More