Grants and Funds
Click here for a listing of the grants, scholarship funds, and continuing education funds offered by the Detroit Conference.
Local Pastor Course of Study Refund
Continuing Education Fund
All Deacons and Elders, Provisional Clergy, Associate Members, Local Pastors, Diaconal Ministers, and persons certified in specialized ministry are eligible. Those persons under appointment and/or those serving in their certified areas of ministry are eligible for funds. The fund will reimburse up to a maximum of $1200 per quadrennium (i.e., 2013-2016). Persons serving less than full-time are eligible for the full amount.
Persons preparing for ministry in town and country (rural) settings who are either certified candidates for Deacon or Elder OR Local Pastors who are Course of Study students are eligible for this grant. The amount of the grant is $400 per year. The number of persons receiving grants is determined by the interest accrued by the Mallinson Fund Trust.
Matthews Ministerial Scholarship Fund
The Matthews Fund is an annual $1,000 scholarship given to a graduate of a United Methodist-related college or university, OR a state of Michigan college or university (excluding colleges and universities affiliated with denominations other than the United Methodist Church) to attend Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary to pursue a basic degree in theological studies in preparation for ordained ministry in the local church. The applicant must be a member of a Detroit Annual Conference United Methodist Church, and intend to serve within the Detroit Annual Conference. A student who is a member of the Dearborn: First United Methodist Church shall be a preferred applicant.