Ministers' study grants

Are you a Presbyterian minister planning on further study? Do you know that you can apply for a study grant from the Knox Centre for Ministry and Leadership?

Applications are invited in March and September each year for post-ordination study grants for ministers in good standing of the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand. These grants are made possible through the generosity of the Mary Ann Morrison and M S Robert­son estates and are administered by the Senatus of the Knox Centre for Ministry and Leadership.

What are the rules?

1. The proposed course of study will aid the applicant's professional development.

2. There is a potential benefit to the Church and the probability of significant service to the Church.

3. Parish and presbytery approval has been obtained for the study, where appropriate.

Priority is normally given to assisting with the payment of academic or course fees for an approved course of study.  Other costs associated with undertaking certain courses of study are considered on a case by case basis, but do not include the purchase of books or equipment. Where overseas travel is involved, applicants should first apply to the Best Travel Fund.

Under normal circumstances, grants do not exceed one-third of the study costs involved and may be held in conjunction with other scholarships and grants other than the Postgraduate Scholarship. Grants are not made retrospectively and relate only to costs to be incurred by the scholarship holder themselves.

Please note:  successful applicants who move to ministries or other positions outside of the PCANZ within two years of receiving a grant may be required to repay up to 50% of the grant received.

How do I apply?

Applicants are asked to address the criteria and set out their expected costs including con­ference fees, tuition fees, basic accommodation and travel, and to supply any other informa­tion that may be relevant. 

Enquiries to: Dean of Studies, Knox Centre for Ministry & Leadership, Knox College, Arden Street Opoho, Dunedin. Phone: 03 473 0783

Begg-Dickie Post Graduate Scholarship

The Knox Centre for Ministry & Leadership invites applications from suitable candidates for the 2011 Begg-Dickie Post Graduate Scholarship.  The scholarship aims to promote and develop the theological and teaching resources of the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand.  In order to qualify for 2011, the applicant must have graduated from the Knox Centre for Ministry & Leadership (previously the School of Ministry) between 2006 and 2010.  The scholarship will contribute to the cost of fees, travel and living expenses for one year, incurred as part of post-graduate study in New Zealand or abroad, as approved by the Senatus of the Knox Centre for Ministry & Leadership.  If working towards a two-year (full-time) masters degree or a three-year (full-time) doctorate, the recipient may apply for a further one or two years funding, subject to approval by Senatus.  On completion, it is expected that the recipient proceed to service within the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand. For further details, see.