Scholarships and Grants
Shenandoah Presbytery offers a number of grants and scholarships through its 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. (Listed in alphabetical order.)
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 – firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org .
Committee on Congregational Redevelopment Grants
CCR receives applications for Ministry Program Grants, and Emergency Repairs/Maintenance Work. Completed applications are to be directed to the Presbytery Office at email@example.com.
Dawn C. Bulle Fund for Education and Vocational Training
The fund is 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.). Preference is given to members and children of members of Mt. Horeb Presbyterian Church, Grottoes, Virginia. For more information, contact the Rev. Punker Robertson, 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
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.
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.
Ramsey Mission Grants
The Ramsey Grant program supports the international mission efforts of congregations/related organizations within Shenandoah Presbytery. Preference is given to new mission initiatives to encourage congregations to seek fresh ways of serving Jesus Christ in the world.
Review the Grant criteria and send only completed applications to Chair, Committee on Mission and Outreach, Shenandoah Presbytery, 1111 North Main St, Harrisonburg, VA 22802. The deadline for applications is October 15.
Contact Doug Sensabaugh, Mission & Outreach Chair, at email@example.com, if you have questions regarding this program.
Ramsey Grant Application
Ramsey Grant Criteria
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.