Scholarship and Grant Opportunities

July 12, 2017 | GNJ News

The Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church announces two exciting opportunities offered through their office:

1. Applications for a partial scholarship to attend The Ecumenical Institute at Bossey during the Fall 2018 Graduate Session are now available. Seminary students who intend to vocationally serve The UMC are encouraged to consider this opportunity to engage in an ecumenical community for this 5-month, graduate-level course. The application is due no later than September 15, 2017. For more information about The Ecumenical Institute at Bossey go to For a copy of the COB scholarship application and guidelines contact Rev. Dr. Jean Hawxhurst at

2. Applications for one of three annual “Local Initiative Grants” are now available. These grants are for annual conference groups who are doing excellent ecumenical and/or interreligious ministries in their contexts. Projects receiving grants should be carried out during the first half of 2018. For more information about the Local Initiative Grants go to For a copy of the COB grant application with guidelines contact Rev. Dr. Jean Hawxhurst at

Please share this information with anyone you think may be interested in either of the above opportunities.

Rev. Dr. Jean Hawxhurst | Ecumenical Staff Officer and Leadership Development for the Council of Bishops of The Untied Methodist Church