Council of Bishops Offers Scholarship for Bossey Program

August 27, 2019

The Ecumenical Institute was founded by The World Council of Churches in Switzerland in 1946 as an “ecumenical laboratory,” bringing together students of ecumenism from across the Christian community. The Council of Bishops (COB) is pleased to offer an annual scholarship to one student to participate in the “Complementary Certificate in Ecumenical Studies” (CC) through Bossey in conjunction with the University of Geneva.
A total amount of $10,000 will be sent to Bossey on behalf of the chosen student. Applicants for this scholarship must be active members of The United Methodist Church, be between the ages of 22 and 30, be preparing through an approved seminary for vocational ministry in The UMC, and be accepted by Bossey into this program.
(Applying for the scholarship from the COB does not constitute application into the Bossey program itself. The scholarship recipient must take responsibility for travel, meals, insurance, and application directly to Bossey.)
The deadline to make application to Bossey is in November 2019, so completed applications for the COB scholarship must be received by the Council of Bishops’ office by September 13, 2019. Notification will be given to the scholarship recipient no later than September 30, 2019 to allow sufficient time for the recipient to complete application to Bossey by the deadline.
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