Matching Scholarships

SPI has a small scholarship fund available to help promising applicants increase the benefit of their training by extending the number of courses they can take. Research has shown that when participants attend two or more SPI courses, the long-term use and knowledge retention from their trainings are much greater than if they only attend one session.

Single session matching scholarships require the participant to fully fund their transportation and all expenses for at least one session of SPI. The scholarship will cover the costs for a second session, including training/materials fees and lodging in a shared bedroom. The participant is still responsible for their food (other than the weekday noon meal provided as part of lodging) and incidental expenses for the scholarship session.

This scholarship is added on to what the participant has raised and cannot be used by itself. Participants can receive at most only one scholarship-funded session of SPI per year, regardless of the total number of sessions attended. Priority will be given to those who did not receive a scholarship from SPI last year.

PLEASE NOTE:

  • SPI scholarships are for training courses only, not academic credit. There are no exceptions.
  • SPI scholarships include lodging in shared bedrooms (two beds in one room). If a participant would like a single room, the participant is responsible for paying the upgrade fee of $12 per night (approximately $120 per course depending upon the number of nights on campus).
  • SPI does not give scholarships for transportation or miscellaneous expenses. See the SPI Faculty Scholarship and the Winston Fellowship for fully funded opportunities.
  • SPI scholarship offers become null and void if the participant’s fees for all other courses, lodging, transportation, etc. are not paid by the first day of their first course.
  • Organizations sponsoring several individuals to attend SPI are eligible to receive scholarship help for a maximum of two participants.
  • The following SPI courses originate with other organizational entities. The fees for those courses do not remain with SPI; they are channeled back to their originators. Therefore these courses are not eligible for SPI scholarships and cannot be used in calculating paid-for courses when requesting an SPI scholarship.
    • Sermon on the Mount
    • Managing Congregational Conflict

To apply for a matching scholarship

1. Submit a completed SPI application for admission, including a reference letter and a scan of the first page of your passport if you are an international applicant.

2. Request a scholarship application in your financial supplemental information section. If you believe you fit the criteria for one of the specialized scholarships mentioned above, note that as well.

After your completed application for admission is processed you will be sent an application for the scholarship.

Scholarships are awarded on a rolling basis as applications are received and processed, until the scholarship fund has been fully distributed. The earlier your SPI and scholarship applications are received with complete supplemental information, the greater your chance of receiving a scholarship.