ROMAN CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF ALBANY
OFFICE OF THE CHANCERY

Capital Campaign for Leadership

Individual Scholarship Application

INTRODUCTION

 

The Capital Campaign Scholarship for Leadership Development is given to provide financial assistance for initial and on-going formation of leaders in the Diocese of Albany. These scholarships may be used towards the fees for courses, in-services, workshops and conferences for local and diocesan lay leadership. (Exceptions: Catechetical and Youth Ministers MUST make application through the Office of Evangelization & Catechesis; Ordained Priests and Deacons must apply through the Office of Continuing Ed for Clergy.)

This professional formation must be approved and supported by the Diocesan Office responsible for the specific area of ministry.

Scholarships may be applied to the expenses of any accredited institution of Theology and Pastoral Ministry, as well as conferences on a diocesan, state or national level that will enable the pastoral leader to grow in knowledge and skills for professional ministry. It is expected that parish/planning group/diocesan office and personal resources will supplement this scholarship, according to the financial ability of each.

Criteria for Individuals Applying for Leadership Scholarships The following criteria need to be met by the applicant:

  1. The applicant is currently serving as staff or volunteer in a parish/diocesan office in the Diocese of Albany.

  2. The applicant has demonstrated a commitment to on-going formation: Undergraduate/graduate studies in the field, participation in diocesan sponsored programs

OR


The applicant is new to ministry and desires to begin the process of formation as a pastoral leader.

  1. The applicant has demonstrated a history of professional formation and networking with parish/ and diocesan structures.

  2. The applicant is committed to two years of ministry within the Albany Diocese.

  3. The applicant would benefit from financial assistance and/or is deserving of this scholarship based on commitment and service to this ministry.

  4. The application is completed fully, is timely and is accompanied by the recommendation form from a pastor/administrator/parish life director/coordinator, diocesan or agency supervisor who has significant ministry experience with the candidate.

 

Additional Information

  1. Scholarships are for the given year. Application for subsequent years may be made, but renewal is not guaranteed.
  2. Financial awards will be given as reimbursement upon completion of the program and all requirements. All fees required at the time of registration must be paid to the institution by the applicant.

  3. Persons applying for anticipated college or graduate study must present evidence of her/his acceptance in the program.

  4. Scholarship awards will be dispersed three times each year. Applications will be due: January 15, May 15, and September 15.

  5. The number of awards given in a particular year will depend on the number of applicants, financial amounts requested, and the annual amount of Capital Campaign funding allotted to scholarships. Monies not awarded in a given year will be returned to the Leadership account of the Capital Campaign Fund for use in future years.

  6. Preference will be given to those who have need, have demonstrated commitment, excellence in leadership, dedication to their ministry and are deserving  of  financial  assistance.   Applicants  who  are  not  awarded  a scholarship in a given year are encouraged to apply again.



  7. It is expected that both the parish /diocesan office and applicant will contribute toward the expense of the formation requested. It is the responsibility of the applicant to make an effort to obtain financial assistance from the parish or employing institution. The inability of the individual or the parish/planning group/office to make this contribution, however, does not in any way affect the grant selection process.

  8. Scholarship assistance is not intended to replace monies already available in the institutional budget of the applicant (e.g. professional conference, in- service workshops, etc. already allocated in the budget)

 

ROMAN CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF ALBANY
OFFICE OF THE CHANCERY

Capital Campaign for Leadership

Individual Scholarship Application

APPLICATION PROCESS AND DEADLINE

 

  • Completed application form should be submitted with a detailed budget to: The Capital Campaign Leadership Grant Committee

    Attention: Dorothy A. Sokol, Committee Chair
    40 N. Main St., Albany, NY 12203

  • Deadlines for this Grant Application are January 15, May 15 and September 15.

  • Late  or  incomplete  applications  will  be  considered  after  the  next deadline date.

  • The   Leadership    Grant   Committee   will   review   all   applications. Individuals will be contacted for clarification if necessary.

  • The funding decision will be mailed within 6 – 8 weeks.

  • Individuals are be required to submit documentation of completion before monies will be sent.

 


 


ROMAN CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF ALBANY
Office of the Chancery

Capital Campaign for Leadership
Individual Scholarship Recommendation
Form will be provided electronically upon request: dorothy.sokol@rcda.org

(TO BE COMPLETED BY THE APPLICANT’S PASTOR,
PARISH LIFE DIRECTOR OR AGENCY DIRECTOR)


 


Name of applicant:
 

Person completing this form:
 

Address:
 

City:
 

State:
 

Zip
 

Phone:
 

Email
 

1.  Parish/Agency where you interacted with the candidate:
 

2.  Length of time and circumstances of your interactions:
 

3. Areas of ministry/service in which the applicant participates.

Please, check all that apply:


Liturgical    
     
     
         
Catechetical    
     
         
Justice & Service    
     
     
         
Evangelization    
         
Administration    
         
Other   Non parish situations, please be specific  


4.  If the applicant has served in a leadership capacity, briefly describe his/her leadership style:

 

5.  Why do you support/not support the applicant as a leader in your parish/planning group/agency?

 


6.  (If you answered positively to #5)  How will his/her participation contribute to the life of the parish/planning group/agency?

 

7. Will the parish/planning group/agency contribute toward the expense of the requested formation?
     
If yes, what part?  

If no, Explain:

8. Any additional comments
 



Signature:
(Type name to sign form)