UMVIM Grants and Scholarships
NC Conference Missional Exchange Grants
Missional Exchange Grants are intended to encourage UMVIM initiatives by various groups. All team leaders from the North Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church must receive approval from the Conference UMVIM Committee. Team leader training by the Conference UMVIM Committee is required to qualify for this grant. Leaders must have taken their initial or refresher course within the four-year period prior to the trip. Additionally, teams seeking this grant must register for insurance through UMVIM, SEJ.
Domestic (within the US) UMVIM Teams can receive up to $500 per team. International teams can receive up to $1,000 per team.
Scholarships for Individuals
NCC UMVIM offers scholarships to individuals from several different funds created over the years. These opportunities include:
The Isa Grant Scholarship Fund was created in honor of Dr. Isa Grant, one of the pioneers of the United Methodist Volunteers in Mission movement in the North Carolina Conference. Scholarships from the fund are designed to assist persons for whom the expense of participating in a mission team is prohibitive. Priority is given to youth 21 years of age and younger. Scholarships will not exceed $250.00 or 25% of the cost of the trip.
The Amanda Lee Scholarship Fund was created in memory of Amanda Lee, the daughter of Rev. Jim & Sharon Lee. Amanda was a team member which assisted in the building of Steer Town Methodist Church in Jamaica. She died in a house fire in November of 1999 and family and friends contributed to the Amanda Lee Scholarship Fund. Priority is given to young adults (ages 18-29). Scholarships will not exceed $200.
The Jason K. Branton Scholarship Fund was created in memory of Jason K. Branton, the grandson of Virginia Wrenn. Jason died from a hunting accident in November of 1999. Virginia Wrenn’s love of UMVIM led her to set up the scholarship fund. Scholarships will not exceed $100.