The Emmaus Scholars Program is open to every student who is looking to grow in faith, participate in a vibrant Christian community and learn about God’s work in the world.

We encourage all freshman, sophomores and juniors to apply.

Students of all majors are welcome

The program’s emphasis on spiritual formation, theological reflection and the pursuit of social justice effectively complements all academic programs at Hope College.


Complete the short application below in which you tell us something about yourself, your commitment to Christ, and any cross-cultural or short-term mission experiences you’ve had. In addition, you’ll be asked to share what you hope to learn as an Emmaus scholar. Don’t worry about providing a sophisticated understanding of the church, Christianity or mission. Instead, simply help us get to know you and your desire to have each of these become an increasingly important part of your life.

We encourage athletes, and all students who are involved in demanding programs at Hope, to apply to the Emmaus Scholars Program, provided they are willing to fully commit to participate in all aspects of the program. We know, for example, that the majority of student athletes show considerable discipline in organizing their lives in ways that allow them to perform at a high-level in both athletics and academics. We will work with each Emmaus Scholar to do all that we can to ensure that they can flourish and enjoy their involvement in both academic and athletic pursuits.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out with further questions.


The on-line application will be sent directly to the Center for Ministry Studies. It will remain confidential and only be shared among members of the selection committee.

In order to complete this application, you first have to identify three individuals (a close friend, pastor or chaplain, and professor or teacher), and get their commitment to complete a detailed on-line reference form on your behalf. Please share the URL to this webpage to each reference or you can use this direct link to the form.

Your application form gives you the space to submit their names for us to contact them directly should reminders become necessary. References are due on or before December 3, 2016.


Reference Form