Scholarship for Individuals Studying to Become UCC Ministers


The Milnes Fund of Pilgrim Congregational Church, UCC, was established in 1996 through a bequest from Jack and Marjory Milnes to provide scholarships for individuals studying to become ministers in the United Church of Christ.

To apply for a scholarship, please submit the following:

  1. current curriculum vita and
  2. cover letter which:
  3. includes a statement of ministerial philosophy;
  4. outlines future hopes/plans for ministry in the United Church of Christ;
  5. describes financial need; and
  6. provides three references, including one from your pastor.

Award amount may be up to $3,000.

The application should be submitted by June 9, 2019 for the spring semester and should be sent to [email protected]. In the subject line please put “Attn: Milnes Scholarship”. Alternatively, send via postal mail to Ministry Commission Chair, Pilgrim Congregational Church, UCC; 400 Glenwood Drive, Chattanooga, TN 37404.

For additional information, you may contact Pilgrim Church.