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Scholarships and grants

Leadership training scholarships

Leadership development and training for additional skills are critical for pastors and key lay leaders to help small, rural and urban congregations be most effective in their ministries.  In the area of Leadership Development, the Church Growth and Transformation Office provides the following resources:

Scholarships for Training Events

For scholarships up to $300 for people to attend training events.

Scholarships for Community Organizing Training

The Presbyterian Hunger Program provides scholarships for up to $500 to help Presbyterians attend training events run by the national networks of community organizing (such as IAF, PICO, DART and Gamaliel Foundation).

Scholarship applications are accepted throughout the year. All applications must include a current W-9 form.


Congregational Based Community Organizing Grants

Congregational Based Community Organizing (CBCO) is a strategy for rebuilding communities, revitalizing congregations and developing individuals into effective leaders and change agents. A CBCO is generally a coalition of congregations (usually interfaith in nature), service providers and community groups whose common mission is to listen to community residents, identify critical issues and respond in strategic ways that affect the quality of life of the community.  More info