Endorsement letter from Pastoral Leader or Clerk of Session

Dear Pastoral Leader or Clerk of Session:

A student from your congregation is applying for an educational support scholarship offered by
the Synod of the Covenant. The scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis depending on
the student’s need, enrollment status, and demonstrated Christian leadership.

A letter from the pastoral leader or clerk of session where the student is a member or participant
of the church, in good standing, is required to complete the scholarship application.
Please write a letter on church stationery (no longer than one page) about the applicant
addressing the following topics:

1. How long have you known the applicant?
2. Do you recommend the applicant for a scholarship from the Synod of the Covenant?
3. Is the applicant an active member of your church?
4. How has the student helped your congregation or another ministry to thrive, and/or
helped to address racial injustice, or engaged anti-poverty efforts (the three main goals of
the Synod)?
5. Do you have additional relevant comments you wish to share?

Pastor or clerk of session must upload the letter (on church letterhead) below before the student’s application can be considered. This is the only form of
endorsement accepted. Your letter must be received by May 31, 2023, so that applications can be
considered beginning 6/1/2023. Please use this same email for any questions or feedback as well.

Questions can be addressed to Rev. Betty Angelini at bettyangelini@fpcwarren.org or Lisa
Allgood at lisa@cpresby.org .

Grants and Scholarship Team
The Synod of the Covenant

2023 Higher Education Scholarship for Christian Leaders - ENDORSEMENT

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