Ministers' study grants

Ministers' Life-long Learning Grants (formerly known as Ministers' Study Grants) are available to Presbyterian ministers planning on further study.

Applications are invited in June and October each year for post-ordination life-long learning grants for ministers. Local local ordained ministers, national ordained ministers and Amorangi in good standing of the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand are invited to apply.

Grant rules are available here. 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.

Please note: successful applicants who move to ministries or other positions outside of the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand 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. 

Download application form and grant application guidelines here