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Educational Grants & Scholarships

There are many grants and scholarships available for individuals (ordained and lay) and groups. There are also many types of grants available, including Theological tertiary education, youth ministry, lay education, continuing education, regionalisation and bursaries for Secondary and Tertiary education.

Please note that different funds have different eligibility criteria, guidelines and application processes.

Download the appropriate application form and, where possible, send a completed PDF to grants@victas.uca.org.au.

 

UCA Under-35 Theological Scholarships

Pilgrim Theological College offers 10 scholarships to UCA young adults to study towards a Diploma in Theology or Graduate Diploma in Theology (full time, part-time or online). The scholarships subsidise 50 per cent of the total fees of the award through the University of Divinity. Applicants must be within and recommended by a UCA congregation of faith community. Download the Application Form

 

Grants for Tertiary Education in Theology

These scholarships are for studies in the theological disciplines or recognised courses related to ministry.
Download the Application Form

 

Postgraduate Grants for Further Studies in Theology

Florence and Alexander Yule Memorial Scholarship

This is offered to support further post-graduate theological study at an overseas college or university.

The scholarships are open to graduates of Pilgrim Theological College.

Applications close: 1 February.

Download the Application Form

 

Robert James Brown Postgraduate Scholarships
These are for postgraduate study at the University of Divinity and are awarded annually. The scholarships are for two years and are open to Pilgrim Theological College graduates, candidates for UCA ministry or a UCA ordained person.
Applications close: 1 February, 1 July
Download the Application Form

 

Other UCA Scholarships for Postgraduate Study
These are for studies in the theological disciplines or recognised courses related to ministry and are open to graduates of the Pilgrim Theological College.

Applications close: 1 February, 1 July
Download the Application Form

 

Arts Memorial Fund

The Kirk Robson Theology and the Arts Memorial Fund

This was established to animate the conversation between theology and the arts. It aims to support creative initiatives engaging communities and artists in collaborative projects seeking social justice. Indigenous participation and inclusion is encouraged, where possible. Theological reflection will form a key aspect of the project, articulating the learnings and experience of the community as they engage in the art project. Academic research projects are also invited. Expressions of interest and request for an application form should be addressed to grants@victas.uca.org.au.

 

Grants for Ministry Education and Practice

CTM Theological Research Foundation Grants
These fund research that add a theological dimension to the Church’s thinking about matters of public importance, usually undertaken as a partnership between the church and other Synod agencies and partner organisations.

Applications close: 1 February, 1 May, 1 August, 1 November
Apply Online

 

Grants for Lay Education

Lay people, lay preacher candidates and pastors in placement can apply for funding support through the Centre for Theology & Ministry, as well as from other sources.

Applications close: 1 February, 1 May, 1 August, 1 November
Apply Online
Download the Lay Education Guidelines

 

Grants for Youth Ministry

Funds are available to support the development of Youth Ministry through educational opportunities, running of events and programs related to Youth Ministry.

Applications close: 1 February, 1 May, 1 August, 1 November
Apply Online

 

Continuing Education Fund
These are available to assist ordained and lay people in recognised placements seeking assistance for educational programs and/or training that is not towards a formal qualification.

Applications close: 1 February, 1 May, 1 August, 1 November
Apply Online
Download the Continuing Education Guidelines

 

Regionalisation Fund

This assists our rural and regional areas to develop local initiatives in education for ministry.

Applications close: 1 February, 1 May, 1 August, 1 November
Apply Online
Download the Regional Fund Guidelines

 

Thanksgiving Scholarship for Women Workers
Scholarships and bursaries for the tertiary education of women who serve or propose to serve the UCA in either a paid or unpaid capacity.

Applications close: 1 February
Apply online

 

Bursaries

Ministers’ Children’s Bursaries

These assist the secondary school education of Ordained UCA ministers children.

Applications close: 1 February
Apply online

 

Secondary Education Bursaries
These assist students in Year 10-VCE facing financial hardship.

Applications close: 1 February
Apply online

 

Tertiary Education Bursaries
These assist people experiencing financial hardship who are seeking a tertiary education.

Applications close: 1 February
Apply online

 

John McNeil Bursaries
These assist people with a proven affiliation with the church in the Bright and Beechworth areas to obtain a better education.

Applications close: 1 February
Apply online

 

Reflection on Learning

Many of the grants and scholarships require successful applicants to reflect on their learning at the end of the support period. If applicable, download the Reflection on Learning form

 

More information

Contact our Finance Officer, Ruth Boermans, on (03) 9340 8809 or grants@victas.uca.org.au.