The Helen and Richard Brown Endowment for Pastoral Scholarships derive from a generous gift received in the 1990s, designated to support pastoral ministry in the United Church of Christ. Since its inception, the gift of $5 million has provided over $250,000 annually to UCC Conferences, seminaries and global partners, providing individual scholarships for seminarians and sponsorships for continuing education events.

United Church Funds is honored to serve as a trustee for The Brown Endowment, helping to ensure funding for pastoral education —

Want to find out more about The Brown Endowment? Click here to download a brochure and learn about eligibility requirements, apply online here, or contact us at [email protected].

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