2017 Young Adult and Seminarian Grant Application Process

The United Thank Offering (UTO) Board is pleased to announce the following information concerning the 2017 Young Adult and Seminarian Grant process.

  1. There will be a maximum of 10 Young Adult Grants and a maximum of 10 Seminarian Grants awarded:
    • Young Adult Grants will be awarded to applicants from throughout the Episcopal Church using the following process:
      • applications may come from individuals between 19 and 30 years of age;
      • individuals will submit their application to their diocese for screening and selection, and then
      • each diocese will select one application to endorse and submit to UTO by the application deadline.
    • Seminarian Grants will be awarded to applicants from the 10 accredited Episcopal seminaries listed on the following website: http://www.episcopalchurch.org/page/seminaries and from The Commission for Theological Education for Latin America and the Caribbean (CETALC).
      • applications may come from students in any year of the Masters of Divinity program regardless of age;
      • individuals will submit their application to their dean/chair of CETALC for screening and selection, and then
      • each dean/chair of CETALC will select up to two applications to submit to UTO for review by the application deadline.
  1. United Thank Offering Young Adult/Seminarians grants are for start-up costs for NEW ministries, not for continuation of ongoing ministries.
  2. All applications must be submitted in English and budgets must use US Dollar amounts.
  3. Grants awarded will be up to $2,500.00.
  4. The focus this year is evangelism and reconciliation which involves any of the following:
  • proclaiming the Good News of the Kingdom,
  • teaching, baptizing and nurturing new believers,
  • responding to human need with loving service,
  • transforming unjust structures of society and pursuing peace and reconciliation,
  • safeguarding, sustaining and renewing our environment.
  1. Criteria for the Budget
  • All items are allowed except:
  • debts obligated or incurred before the date of the grant award (including the cost of your current educational programs),
  • travel,
  • all fuel expenses.

Documents

  • Young adult and Seminarian Grant Focus and Criteria Here
  • Young Adult  Grant Application Here
    • Young Adult Bishop Approval Here
  • Seminarian Grant Application Here
    • Seminary Dean Endorsement Form  Here
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