Funding has been designated to offer scholarships for UCC youth and young adults to participate in Ecumenical Advocacy Days 2015. This year's theme is Breaking the Chains: Mass Incarceration and Systems of Exploitation. Additional information about the 2015 event can be found at www.advocacydays.org.
The amount of scholarship support awarded will depend both on applicants’ need and availability of funds. So that we may consider helping as many young adults as possible, please take time to carefully reflect on what you are able to pay, what other funds may be available to you, and how much support you will need from us to attend this event. You should start looking now for additional support from your congregation, Conference, campus ministry, and other groups who may be able to help defray your costs. The scholarship application deadline is Friday, February 27, 2015.
Once we receive your application, we will respond with information about the amount of scholarship funds you will receive, as well as the registration process. Please do not register for Ecumenical Advocacy Days until you have received notification regarding your scholarship application status and related details.
Expectations of UCC Scholarship Recipients include the following:
• Current participation in a UCC church or ministry
• Commit to participating in EAD all four days (Friday, April 17 – Monday, April 20)
• After the event, sharing your experience with your local congregation or other affiliated ministry group
To be considered for a full or partial Scholarship for the 2015 Ecumenical Advocacy please complete this form. Questions may be directed to Kristen Walling at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202.543.1517. Deadline for Submission is Friday, February 27, 2015. If your request is accepted we will confirm by March 13, 2015.