Henry Opukaha’ia Scholarship

Scholarship Description

The Henry Opukaha’ia Scholarship is used to support clergy training by providing financial aid for seminary, postgraduate and continuing educational expenses. Appropriate programs include a seminary course of study, post-seminary studies or continuing education.Eligible Applicants:1. Seminarians preparing for pastoral leadership who are in-care and members in good standing of an HCUCC church.2. Individual ministers with current authorized standing in an Association of the HCUCC; are active in the local church, Association and Conference; and who have completed one year of service to the HCUCC and need supplemental funding to attend programs.Funds are available in two categories:1. Small scholarships up to $500.002. Large scholarships over $500.00Small scholarship applications will be reviewed monthly by a subcommittee of the Stewardship Missional Team. Large scholarship applications will be reviewed by the full Team which meets quarterly.Only one scholarship per applicant may be granted in a fiscal year.Guidelines for Considering Applications1. Length of service in local church and involvement in Association or Conference2. Relationship of study to leadership development for Christian ministry3. Time lapse since seminary or other significant study was done4. Applicant’s financial need5. Applicant’s assistance from other funding sources6. Applicant’s stated intention to do ministry in Hawaii after training7. Sharing of costs (preferably equally) by the applicant, church and Conference scholarship.

Year of Need: 1st Year Grad, 2nd Year Grad, 3rd Year Grad, Beyond 3rd Year Grad,

Type: Needs Based

Num Awards: Multiple

Min Award: Varies

Max Award: Varies

Deadline: 2019-12-31


Sponsoring Organization Hawai`i Conference of the United Church of Christ
1848 Nuuanu Ave
Honolulu, HI 96817

Contact Person: Christine Nuuhiwa at 791-5649

Phone: (808) 537-9516 / (808) 791-5649

Fax: 808-521-7196