It’s time to apply for the Synod’s grants and higher education scholarships!  We want to support the ministries of your churches and any pandemic-related emergency expenses incurred by your students.  Grants and scholarships totaling $85,000 will be awarded in 2020.

The programs (and relevant dates) include

  • COVID Emergency Need Grants for Students attending college, university, trade school, or seminary/divinity school. Up to $500; due by 12/4/20.
  • New Covenant Grants, available to congregations, institutions, and organizations within the Synod for (a) congregational development and transformation, (b) multi-cultural and justice ministries, or (c) ministries in higher education. Up to $5000; application review beginning 10/1/20.
  • Racial Ethnic Program Grants, available to congregations primarily composed of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) planning new mission initiatives or outreach to the neighborhoods surrounding their church. Up to $5000; application review beginning 10/1/20.

To apply and learn more, visit or contact

PS Watch this space for an announcement about the dozens of recipients of Higher Education Scholarships in the days to come!  (The deadline for application has now passed.)