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    Olympia Brown and Max Kapp Award

    Offered by Unitarian Universalist Association

    Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Apr 3, 2024
    1 award worth

    $2,500

    Grade level

    Graduate Students

    Expected deadline:

    This scholarship might not currently be accepting applications. Most scholarship programs only accept applications a few months ahead of their annual deadline. We’ve estimated this deadline based on last year’s deadline in order to help you plan out your scholarship applications.

    April 2025

    Scholarship Overview

    The Olympia Brown and Max Kapp Award annually awards $2,500 to a student enrolled in a Masters of Divinity degree program leading to fellowship as a Unitarian Universalist (UU) minister. To be eligible, applicants must also meet the requirements for general financial aid and, as part of their general financial application, submit a paper, sermon, or other special project on some aspect of Universalism. Applicants for financial aid are automatically considered for scholarships and no additional material is required, except where noted. In addition, priority is given to those grantees who have demonstrated outstanding ministerial ability secondarily to students with the greatest financial need, especially people of color.

    If you’re enrolled in a Masters of Divinity degree program leading to a fellowship as a Unitarian Universalist (UU) minister, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.

    About Unitarian Universalist Association

    The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA)'s mission 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.

    Eligibility information

    This scholarship is open to students meeting the below eligibility criteria.

    Grade Level

    Graduate Students

    Citizenship

    U.S. Citizens, Canadian Citizens

    Academic Interest

    Religion

    Other Category

    Low Income

    Miscellaneous

    Applicants must be enrolled in a Masters of Divinity program leading to a fellowship as a Unitarian Universalist minister.

    Application information

    To be considered for the scholarship, interested students must submit a paper, sermon, or other special project on some aspect of Universalism.

    Essay

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    Scholarship FAQ

    Is this scholarship designated for full-time or part-time students?

    This scholarship is designated for both full and part-time enrollment statuses.

    Is this scholarship open to international students?

    No, this scholarship is only open to U.S. Citizens and Canadian Citizens.

    Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

    For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact Unitarian Universalist Association at [email protected].

    Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

    For help writing the essay component of this scholarship application, check out our guides How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay and How to Start a Scholarship Essay (With Examples).

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