Various member seminaries of the Appalachian Ministries Consortium offer credit hours for participation in winter and summer travel seminars and semester courses to students who are committed to small church ministry in Appalachian countries and other rural areas. Students should be nominated by their seminaries. These are typically five to six courses in a given year. Participants can receive a maximum of $500 in scholarships for each course. Tuition and course fees are usually $900.