United Church Scholarships

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The United Church of Canada offers a few scholarships to support United Church leaders in academic studies and/or research. The application deadline for the W. Norman McLeod Scholarship, the McGeachy Senior Scholarship, and the Davidson Trust Award is fast approaching.  Applications are due March 15th, 2014.  (The Davidson Trust Award for excellence in theological education was presented jointly to CCS program staff Ted Dodd and Ann Naylor in 2012, by the way.)

W. Norman McLeod Scholarship

The W. Norman McLeod Scholarship is an important award given by The United Church of Canada.  The Scholarship is available to ordered ministers in the United Church of Canada for post-graduate study. Applicants in a master’s (not M. Div.) or doctoral program may re-apply for two additional years.

More information and application forms can be obtained from:
http://www.unitedchurchfoundation.ca/grantinformation/scholarships/mcleod.html

McGeachy Senior Scholarship

The McGeachy Senior Scholarship is designed:

  • To foster the development of those who will provide The United Church of Canada with discernment and direction that inspire and challenge the church towards creative and faithful mission
  • To enhance the work of a church leader at a creative moment in her or his life
  • To provide not only for the person’s growth, but also for an impact on the broader church
  • To provide income to allow a major portion of time to be used on a project of enduring value to the United Church

The United Church of Canada invites applications or nominations for this important award.  The award is open to anyone from any church or country, but the proposal must indicate how the project will address the concerns of The United Church of Canada. On request we will send our Prospectus which gives the further details needed by all applicants. Announcement of the recipient will be made in May.

More information can be obtained from:
http://www.unitedchurchfoundation.ca/grantinformation/scholarships/mcgeachy.html

Davidson Trust Award

The purpose of the Davidson Award “is to attract and/or retain outstanding people in the service of the theological colleges within Canada, associated with The United Church of Canada, by providing an annual award or prize for excellence in teaching and scholarship.”

It is the aim of the Davidson Trust Committee to acknowledge and promote excellence of both scholarship and teaching in theological education in making this annual award.

This award is available to any faculty member teaching in a United Church-related theological school through application or nomination.   A maximum of $5,000 will be awarded.

More information can be obtained from:
http://www.unitedchurchfoundation.ca/grantinformation/scholarships/davidson.html