The Synodical Leader Grant Team meets four times per year to allocate grants through an application process for synod leaders and future leaders of the church. We focus on four areas of clergy/church life: Seminary Scholarships, 1st Call Debt Reduction, Continuing Education, and Sabbaticals. Supporting the health and wellness of our church leaders through grants and scholarships is a top priority for our team.

Application Deadlines: 

  • Sabbatical: Applications shall be submitted to the Southeastern Minnesota Synod office by July 1 of the year preceding the sabbatical.
  • Seminary Scholarships: Applications due annually on April 1
  • Continuing Education Grants: Applications due annually by either February 1, June 1, and October 1.
  • First Call Debt Reduction Grants: Applications due annually on March 15

Sabbaticals:

Seminary Scholarships: 

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Continuing Education: 

First Call Debt Relief: