TOW Grant Application Process

Application Process

First, you may find it helpful to request additional grant information from BGU.  Also, you can have a personal conference about the grant program by contacting either Dr. Lowell Bakke at lowell.bakke@bgu.edu or skype:lowell.bakke

The process for applying/reapplying for grants is the same for both types of grants.  In each case, the appropriate application form (formal education in seminaries and college or non-formal continuing education for pastors and other church leaders) must be submitted with supporting documentation as indicated below;

For Seminary/College Applications (one page each):
  1. Background information with a Statement of faith and mission of your seminary/college
  2. Background information about curriculum in which the theology of work will be integrated
  3. Description or syllabi of the course in which the theology of work will be taught, and outcomes that will be expected in the educational experience of the students.
  4. Projected budget based upon the number of students expecting to attend the course and the normal tuition charges students by your school, and whether the course will be repeated over period of time.

Note: Please prepare these requirements before filling the application form, so you can just cut and paste them to the appropriate fields.

For Pastoral Group/Association Applications (one page each):
  1. Background information on your organization with a Statement of faith and mission of your group/association
  2. Background information about your continuing education program (new, on-going)
  3. Description of the people that will attend the conference/continuing ecuation classes (pastors, bi-vocational pastors and leaders, business people active in church leadership, etc), how the theology of work will be taught and experienced by the attendees, and a description of the context and format of the continuing education event.
  4. Create a simple budget for the event.  Reasonable requests will be considered based upon the number of class attendees, costs associated with conducting the classes and costs of teaching materials and supplies.  The final approved grant may require some negotiation between the MSF and the applying group.  Requests for repeating for classes within a calendar year, and for a period of five years are encouraged, and will be considered on an individual basis.

Note: Please prepare these requirements before filling the application form, so you can just cut and paste them to the appropriate fields.