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Deadline: Application for Certified Candidates Funding

March 1

Loan to grant financial assistance for those willing to serve the Desert Southwest Conference

The Desert Southwest Annual Conference (DSC) offers a loan-to-grant program to which certified candidates may apply. Candidates may receive up to $4,000 as a loan. If, upon graduation, the candidate serves the DSC for three years in appointed full-time ministry, as a provisional or associate member, the loan then becomes a grant. A candidate shall not receive more than $12,000 of support during seminary through this program, and shall not be obligated to serve more than six years to repay the full loan. ** Applications are due March 1, 2023.

Apply Here.

The Donald G. Sapp Scholarship Fund

Certified Candidates in the Desert Southwest Annual Conference enrolled in graduate theological seminary and pursuing full ordination in the United Methodist Church are able to apply for funding from this scholarship fund.**  Applications are due March 1, 2023.

Apply Here.

Don’t forget to look for funding with the General Board of Higher Education & Ministry!

GBHEM has loans and grants for certified candidates pursuing careers in ministry, funding for specialized training, funding for doctorate programs and loan hardship assistance.  As of August 2018, GBHEM has doubled the amount students can borrow. Find out more here!

**To submit your applications, please save your completed PDF document to your computer and then email it to Rev. Dee Dee Azhikakath at boom@dscumc.org.

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