The Garrett Trust Fund was established in 1946 to provide emergency financial assistance for persons pursuing a seminary education. Seminarians enrolled full-time in a Master of Divinity program in an ATS accredited seminary who wish to apply must sign a faith statement and must articulate their financial emergency. A representative of the applicant’s UCC Conference or Association Committee on Ministry must approve the application.
Application is open throughout the year. Awards range from $600 to $1,500 and are based on one time emergency financial need. The Garrett Trust Fund is not a substitute for traditional scholarship funds. Emergency financial need includes instances of a health crisis, job loss, family crisis, housing emergency, etc.
The Committee on Ministry MUST approve The Garrett Trust Fund Scholarship application.
Seminarian nominees must:
Be a full-time Masters in Divinity student, enrolled at an ATS accredited seminary or theological school;
Be a Member in Discernment of an Association or Conference of the United Church of Christ;
Demonstrate need for emergency financial assistance. Emergency financial need includes instances of a health crisis, job loss, family crisis, housing emergency, etc.;
Demonstrate academic ability (transcript from Registrar's office);
Sign a “Garrett Trust Statement of Faith.”
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