Scholarship Instructions

The United Church of Christ’s Scholarship and Grant award system provides broad support, increased access and ease of use to a large, diverse pool of qualified candidates.

The streamlined Scholarship and Grant award system increases efficiency for applicants, recommenders and evaluators; establishes consistent practices; improves communication; and strengthens relationships with recipients.

Members in Discernment may apply for the Brown Endowment Scholarship and ONE other UCC Ministry Education Scholarship per year.

Re-imagine the Gifts of GodOur online Scholarship application process is safe, secure, and user-friendly!
Important dates to remember:
All online Scholarship application forms open on December 1 each year and close on March 1 of the following year at 5:00 p.m. Eastern time.
The online application form for The Genesis Fund, a program grant, opens on December 1 each year and closes on March 15 of the following year at 5:00 p.m. Eastern time.

Mailed, hand-delivered, shipped, emailed and faxed applications, references and transcripts will no longer be accepted or acknowledged.

Applications are not complete until we have received ALL required items within the online application, including transcripts and required recommendations from references.  You are fully responsible for ensuring that ALL required items are received by the due date.  

Applicants are advised to notify their references that they will receive an email request. The email will come from

When you submit your application, it will display as “Pending.”  Your application will not be “Submitted” until ALL required documents (transcripts, references, etc.)  have been received.  You will receive a confirmation email once all requested information has been received and the status of your application has been changed from “Pending” to “Submitted.”

It is your responsibility to ensure that your application is complete and marked as “Submitted” by the due date.

Incomplete or late applications will not be considered or acknowledged.

The UCC provides a wealth of Scholarships.  They are worthy of your donations, as they ensure the future of our church.  If a Scholarship does not exist that speaks to your particular passion, and you wish to create a Scholarship, please click here to view our Gift Acceptance Policy.