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Scholarship Opportunities for Attending General Assembly

2016 General Assembly Scholarships

There are many different funding sources available via the General Assembly Unified Scholarship Application.

  • General Assembly Planning Committee (GAPC)

  • Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministries

  • The Katie Tyson Fund for Youth and Young Adult Ministry

  • UUA Stewardship and Development and the Jerry and Denny Davidoff Fund for Lay Leadership

  • The UUA Board of Trustees

  • Contributions from General Assembly attendees

Scholarships are awarded in the form of full-time registrations to General Assembly, as well as matching grants and travel funds. To receive a matching grant, you must secure a pledge with a specified amount of financial support from a UUA congregation. Youth and Young adults are eligible for registration and travel funds without obtaining pledges of congregational support.

General Assembly Unified Scholarship Applications were accepted from March 1 through March 31

Priority will be given to applicants who:

  • submit a letter of endorsement with a pledge of a specified amount of support from a congregation (not required for youth and young adult funding)

  • will serve as delegates from a congregation

  • are members of historically marginalized communities (people of color, LGBTQ, differing ability, etc.) and who share that identification on their application

  • represent congregations that have not previously or recently been represented at General Assembly

  • are leaders in their congregations

  • have financial hardship

Applications and accompanying letters of endorsement must be submitted no later than March 31.

ALL scholarship notifications will be sent by April 25. Please do not register for General Assembly while your scholarship application is still pending. If your award includes a funded full-time GA registration, you will receive instructions for completing the registration process. If you do not receive a funded registration, you will be notified in time to register yourself before the rates increase (May 1).

ALL UUA scholarship checks are distributed only at General Assembly. If you are awarded a matching grant or travel funds, the award will not be available before you arrive at GA. ALL scholarship checks must be picked up in person at the General Assembly Office in the Convention Center. Congregations may distribute funds to applicants at any time.

All youth (grades 9-12 or the equivalent) must sign a Youth Caucus Participant Covenant; youth under 18 (born after 6/22/98) must also submit completed Parent Permission and Sponsor Acknowledgement forms, and have qualified adult (age 25+) sponsorship while at GA. You may submit this application now and complete the requirements for youth registration when your application is accepted. More information for Youth.

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