– Grant in Aid is available to all certified candidates attending University Senate approved seminaries. For more information on GIA and to view the current rates please see the updated plan for the use of MEF funds. Effective April 1, 2020, Grant in aid requests must be submitted online using the following link: Grant-In-Aid
Emailed forms will not be accepted and will be returned unpaid.
2019 UPDATED PLAN FOR THE USE OF MEF FUNDS INCLUDING GRANT IN AID
- Raise the per semester hour, grant in aid amount, to $300 per hour for UM Seminaries and $200 per hour for University Senate Approved non-UM Seminaries (current rates are $200 and $100 respectively)
- Raise the book grant to a max of $500 with receipts for UM seminary students and $250 for non-UM University Senate Approved Seminaries (current rates are $100 for UM and $0 for non-UM seminaries)
- Allow grant in aid to clergy pursuing D. Mins or PhDs. Students would be eligible for the same reimbursement rate of other seminary students (see point one)
- Supplement all current BOM scholarship awards under $1000 by $1000 each, bringing the totals to the following:
- Perdue Scholarship fund, currently $288.26, new total $1288.26
- Ogle Fund Scholarship, currently $1137.90, new total $2137.90
- Drummond Scholarship Fund, currently $500, new total $1500
- Sowell Scholarship Fund for Women, currently $750, new total $1750
- Strayhorn Seminary Scholarship, currently $500, new total $1500
- Create a BOM scholarship like the Cabinet Leadership Recruitment scholarship, to be awarded on a rolling basis throughout the year. Candidates would need to be nominated by a member of the Executive Committee. Candidates fill out an application, provide transcripts and references, along with a statement of need and a plan for reducing or maintaining low indebtedness. Possibly a joint award from the Cabinet and BOM??
- If approved, the revised plan goes into effect immediately.
APPROVED BY A VOTE OF THE BOARD OF ORDAINED MINISTRY, OCTOBER 10, 2019