Scholarships and Grants
Shenandoah Presbytery offers a number of grants and scholarships through it’s various committees and funds. Please review the guidelines and applications to determine the opportunities for which you may apply. Many of the following forms are in Adobe format and require Acrobat Reader for downloading and reading.
Dawn Bulle Educational and Vocational Training Fund
The Dawn Bulle Educational and Vocational Training Loan Fund was established in 2012 with proceeds from the estate of Dawn Bulle. Mrs. Bulle had served on several committees of Shenandoah Presbytery including the Committee on Ministry. She and her husband Carl were long-time members of the Mt. Horeb Presbyterian Church. Her conditions were simple: “to establish a loan fund for the purpose of providing further education or vocational training for members and children of members of the Presbyterian Church, U.S.A., or its successors, with preference to be given to members and children of members of Mt. Horeb Presbyterian Church, Grottoes, Virginia.”
Peacemaking Grant Program
The Committee on Educational Resources is taking applications for Peacemaking Funds available through the presbytery. Grant Guidelines and an Application may be downloaded and forwarded to the Committee in care of the presbytery office.
Camp and Conference Scholarship Grants – 2017
The Presbytery has limited funds to provide scholarships to young people to attend a church-related camp, conference, or work camp in the summer. Requests must be received by 4:30 pm, May 1st in any year. Approval of scholarships will be made by the Committee on Educational Resources by May 15th in any year.
The Committee on Educational Resources is now accepting applications for camp and conference scholarships for the 2017 year. Application deadline is 4:30 pm, May 1, 2017. Questions? Contact Rev. Punker Robertson, committee chair – email@example.com
Church Professionals Grants
The Committee on Relational Ministry has resources available for Continuing Education Grants for Ministers, Christian Educators, Commissioned Lay Pastors, Church Musicians and other church professionals. For more information contact Bob Osborne, chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Moffett Grant Fund
The Moffett Grant Fund Committee receives applications annually from churches and mission communities for funding grants to “empower congregations to be centers for mission through the task of diakonia: sending servant leaders to minister to the pain of a hurting world.”
Moffett Grant Fund RECIPIENTS for Calendar Year 2017. CLICK HERE to see the listing of those who were awarded Grants for calendar year 2017.
2018 Year Moffett Grant Application and Guidelines – See Grants Awarded above
College Scholarship Grants – 2016-2017 School Year
The Committee on Education Resources will oversee and administer specific education-related restricted funds of the Presbytery and will develop specific procedures for use of all education-related restricted funds held by Shenandoah Presbytery Corporation.
The Committee on Educational Resources will be distributing College Scholarship Grants for the 2017-2018 school year in July 2017. Applications are now open for 2017. The application deadline is June 1, 2017. The committee will meet in July to determine the grants to be given and notify recipients by August 1, 2017 . For more information, contact the Rev. Punker Robertson, chair, at email@example.com .
Committee on Pastoral Transition Grants
CPT receives applications for Ministry Program Grants, and Emergency Repairs/Maintenance Work. Completed applications are to be directed to the Presbytery Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Synod of Mid-Atlantic Grants
Visionary Fund – available for use for ministries to define a specific need and plan that clearly focuses on new, existing, racially inclusive and creative programs which address ways to implement the priorities of the Synod in the areas of education, evangelism, and social justice. Presbyteries are welcome to propose projects in these areas. Letter and application form.
Older Adults Ministries Endowment Fund – available for the Synod “to respond to the initiatives of the presbyteries in the development of inter-presbytery shared mission ministries to the end that congregations and constituency groups within the region can better perform their ministries.” Letter and application.