ECLA Funds for Leaders Federal Chaplaincy Scholarships

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Amount
Awarded

$6,000

Awarded

Application Deadline

March 15, 2021

Monday
Awarded By:

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ECLA)

Number of Awards & Eligibility: The Federal Chaplaincy Scholarships vary in value based on funds available and the number of students awarded scholarships each year.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. Must be attending an ELCA seminary on what their seminary considers a full-time basis and must be preparing for ministry as a military, Veterans Administration (VA) or federal prison chaplain.
  2. Must be enrolling or enrolled as a Master of Divinity student at an ELCA seminary.
  3. Must be pursuing a place on the ELCA roster of Ministers of Word and Sacrament (pastors).
  4. Must be considered by their synod to be in good standing in the ELCA candidacy process.
  5. Must not be on internship during the upcoming year.
  6. Must be appointed as a chaplain candidate and a commissioned officer.(If military applicants)
  7. Must have completed one unit of CPE.(If VA or prison chaplaincy applicants)

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: The Federal Chaplaincy Ministries of the ELCA seeks out, supports, nurtures and sends exemplary pastors and seminary students to serve as federal chaplains or chaplain candidates for the U.S. military, Veterans Affairs hospitals and federal correctional institutions. Click here to learn more and apply today!

Application requirements for the ECLA Funds for Leaders Federal Chaplaincy Scholarships are:

  • Essay
  • Recommendation letter
  • Application form
  • Personal statement
  • Official Transcript
Additional Information: The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) is one of the largest Christian denominations in the United States, with about 4 million members in nearly 10,000 congregations across the United States, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The Federal Chaplaincy Scholarships vary in value based on funds available and the number of students awarded scholarships each year. These one-year awards have been averaging $4,000 to $6,000 each year and are intended for students attending an ELCA seminary and preparing for ministry as a military, Veterans Administration (VA) or federal prison chaplain. This scholarship is awarded through ELCA Federal Chaplaincy Ministries. Students may complete and submit an application online through ECLA GrantMaker.

Award Amount: Scholarships range varies but average between $4,000 to $6,000  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $6,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Monday, March 15, 2021

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Monday, March 15, 2021

Applications open Feb 15- March 15.
Contact: ECLA Funds for Leaders Federal Chaplaincy Scholarships
Address: - - Chicago, Illinois 60631

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