APCE Scholarships

APCE is pleased to offer several scholarships to attend each year’s Annual Event, and for Certification Courses offered at the AE and the PC(USA) General Assembly. For more information and for Application forms, follow the links below.

One of the goals of the Awards and Scholarship Ministry Team is to help more people attend the annual event, thus no one person may receive an award and a scholarship for the same event. Therefore, applicants will ordinarily receive one scholarship or award a year. Members of the selection committee, Coordinating Council, and their immediate families are not eligible for a scholarship, nor are workshop leaders who receive discounted registration for the Annual Event.

Scholarship Information and Criteria:

ScholarshipsAmountCriteriaDeadlineNotes
E. Val MurphyReimbursable for up to $1000:
• For flat rate registration (cost of APCE membership not included),
• Transportation,
• And lodging Wednesday–Friday for the Annual Event (AE).
Consideration given to:
• Ethnic minority persons who are working in the field of Christian Education OR are students majoring in Christian Education,
• Christian Educators in the field who are professional or volunteer, and
• Christian Education students. Preference is given to first-time AE attendees.
Oct 15Number of scholarships awarded annually may vary.

Application must include the names and email addresses of two people who can act as references.
Retired EducatorsPays for flat rate registration for the AE (cost of APCE membership not included).Awarded to Christian Educators who have been a member of APCE ten years or more. Preference is given to applicants from the region where the AE will occur.Oct 15One scholarship awarded annually.

Recipients may receive this scholarship once only.
Current Member Pays for flat rate registration for the AE (cost of APCE membership not included).Consideration given:
• First to part-time church educators,
• Then to full-time church educators
Oct 15Up to six scholarships awarded annually. No more than one scholarship awarded in any region.

Recipients may receive this scholarship once only.
Small ChurchPays for flat rate registration for the AE (cost of APCE membership not included).Preference is given to Educators, volunteer or professional. Preference is given to first-time AE attendees.Oct 15Up to ten scholarships awarded annually.
Regional Pays for flat rate registration for the AE (cost of APCE membership not included).First-time attendee of Annual Event. Preference given to multi-cultural / ethnic applicants.Oct 15Up to fourteen scholarships awarded annually.

Marketplace income helps to fund this award.
Certification Courses offered at the AE and PC(USA)General Assembly(GA)Pays for $175 of course registration.Awarded to first six applications received. Applicants must be currently enrolled in their denomination’s certification process. Preference is given to first-time AE or PC(USA) GA attendees.Oct 15Up to six scholarships awarded annually.
Global PartnershipReimbursable for approved expenses up to $1750 to help with the Global Partner’s total expenses**:
• For flat rate registration (cost of APCE membership not included),
• Transportation,
• And lodging and food for the Annual Event (AE).
Awarded to international participants, preferably participants affiliated with one of APCE’s partner denominations, from countries outside the U.S.A. and Canada. Preference is given to first-time attendees.June 1Include with application a letter of recommendation from a church governing body (for example: from a pastor who serves a church or agency from a partner denomination) and an attending sponsor.

Up to two scholarships may be awarded annually.

Nominations Currently Closed: