We are a community of children of a God who created us to flourish in this world, to live in interconnection with one another and creation through intentional relationships grounded in love, justice, and peace, no exceptions.
The vision of our ministry with one another and in the world is grounded in God’s vision embodied in Jesus Christ and the Good News of his message and actions: an extravagant welcome to ALL at the table of God, the acknowledgment and value of the diversity of people and their gifts, and the promise of life in abundance, freedom, and wholeness for all of creation.
UCC Scholarship and Grant Applications are Now Open
Apply Online at www.ucc.org/scholarships
The UCC is pleased to provide a wide variety of scholarships for individuals in the denomination who are engaged in ministry education and leadership development. Make a Difference! Genesis Fund grants are also available for qualifying faith-based projects that are innovative or experimental, represent a new initiative in Christian mission, or that may be deemed controversial.
Scholarship applications close on March 1, 2021. Genesis Fund program grant applications close on March 15, 2021.
Two additional grant funds remain open for application all year. The Garrett Trust Fund provides emergency financial assistance for seminarians and the Make a Difference! Caring for Authorized Clergy grant is available to persons authorized for ministry in the United Church of Christ (ordained, licensed, and commissioned) who are experiencing a crisis in their vocational and/or personal lives.
For detailed information and to submit an online application, please visit www.ucc.org/scholarships.
The Reverend Dr. Héctor E. López Scholarship for Latina & Latino UCC Seminarians
The Lopez Scholarship is intended to prepare Latinas and Latinos future ministers, educated in the socially and theologically progressive seminaries of the UCC, who will return to lead vital congregations, minister to Latino constituencies, multicultural communities, and the whole church, equipped to proclaim the liberating Gospel message of salvation, full-inclusion, justice, and peace. This scholarship is named in honor of The Reverend Dr. Héctor Edmundo López, a laborer in the journey for racial justice. Dr. López is the first Latino ordained in the UCC and the first Latino UCC Conference Minister. Application