The United Thank Offering is thrilled to be able to continue their grant program for young adults who are starting new missions and ministries. Over the past two years, this grant program has been so successful that UTO is extending it to include seminarians (of any age). UTO will be awarding up to ten grants of $2500 each in each category. The Young Adult Grants program has made some modifications for previous years. The first is that the age criterion has lowered to ages 19-30. The second change is inspired by Presiding Bishop Michael Curry in that these grants will be awarded for projects focusing on evangelism and/or reconciliation.
Applications for the Young Adult Grant are due in the office of the Bishop for the Diocese of Vermont by October 28 in order for a selection to be made and sent to the UTO by the November 4, 2016 deadline. Seminarian Grants must by written by matriculated seminarians in one of the nine accredited seminaries of the Episcopal Church and must be submitted through the Dean’s Office of the applicant’s seminary by the same November deadline.
There are two scheduled webinars to explain and assist in the application process for these grants. The October 6th webinar will help those interested in applying for a grant to understand the process and application. Bring your questions and ideas to discuss. For the October 26th webinar we will answer any last minute questions, help with the process of turning in the application and help applicants complete the process.
- October: Young Adult & Seminarian Grants:
- Thursday, October 6 at 8pm Eastern
- Wednesday, October 26 at 8pm Eastern
Please join us at https://zoom.us/j/8140408194 or call in: (415) 762-9988, Meeting ID: 814 040 8194.
More information as well as applications and approval forms can be downloaded from these links: