Jesse C. Swanigan Scholars

The Swanigan Scholars is a two year, educational fellowship program designed to nurture, support, and advocate for women and men of color to gain mid-council executive leadership education in the Presbyterian Church (USA).

Program details and applications for the 2018-2019 class of scholars will be made available April 1, 2018. Please contact Synod Executive Landon Whitsitt for more information.


The Swanigan Fellowship is named for Ruling Elder Jesse C. Swanigan, longtime commissioner to the SoMA from the Presbytery of Giddings-Lovejoy. In 2014, Mr. Swanigan served the SoMA as it's Moderator. Mr. Swanigan has also served the broader church as President and Treasurer of the National Black Presbyterian Caucus.