Chuck Thomas Scholarship

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Scholarship Description

The UUA’s Rev. Chuck and Nancy Thomas Scholarship was founded in 1998 to honor Chuck Thomas’ career in the Unitarian Universalist ministry and his family’s long-standing commitment to lay leadership.

This scholarship serves Unitarian Universalism by valuing community service and lay leadership as critical elements of a call toward professional theological training. Each year it supports a student in the first year of seminary or in preparatory academic work. Scholars qualify for the award by demonstrating their outstanding commitment to Unitarian Universalism as lay leaders.

Applicants are required to submit:

  • Two letters of recommendation
    • Letters of recommendation should show a connection between the individual’s ministry and their life goals along with examples of their strong leadership skills.
    • If you are not a member of a UUA or CUC congregation, at least one letter must be from an official of your local ICUU member group.
  • A two to three-page essay that describes your path to seminary in which you highlight your work as a lay leader in your congregation and the larger community.
    • Written material beyond three pages will not be reviewed for consideration.
  • A recent resume

Eligibility Requirements

  • Type of institution award is open to: four-year college
  • Award is available to U.S. citizens
  • Award is available to Canadian citizens
  • Award is available to citizens of countries other than the U.S. and Canada.

Application Requirements

  • Application form required
  • Essay required
  • Recommendations or references required
  • Resume Required

How To Apply

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Donor: Unitarian Universalist Association

The mission of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) is to equip congregations for health and vitality, to support and train lay and professional leaders, and to advance Unitarian Universalist values in the world.