Grant for MalawiThe Chaplain's Office awards grant money to students for a variety of missions, including grants to attend faith-based conferences, grants for short-term religious study or service, and grants for international spirituality- or study-based travel.

How to Apply

To apply, submit grant application materials via email (as MS Word documents) to Chaplain Rob Spach by the noted deadlines. Grants are awarded by direct deposit to students' bank accounts, so be sure you arrange for direct deposit prior to submitting your grant application. Contact administrative assistant Linda Gurley with any questions about direct deposit.

Conference Grants

You must apply for a faith-based or spiritually oriented conference grant no less than one month prior to the conference you wish to attend. Download the application.

Winter, Spring, and Summer Break Grants

Various grants are available if you wish to work over one of the school breaks. The application deadlines for each are:

  • Winter break grants: the last Friday in October
  • Spring break grants: the Third Friday in January
  • Summer break grants: the Friday after spring break

Download the application for break grants.

Spiritual Exploration/Staley Grant

(Available for winter, spring, and summer breaks)
Spiritual Exploration/Staley Grants are awarded to students for short-term study or service, either domestic or international, that relates to or embodies expressions of spirituality or religious faith. The maximum grant award is $500 for winter or spring break missions, and $2,000 for summer break missions

McCall Grant

(Available for summer break)
McCall Grants are awarded to students seeking to broaden their cultural, economic, ethnic or social horizons through study or service true to a Christian vision. Applicants do not need to have a religious affiliation, nor must their projects be explicitly religious in nature. McCall grants typically are awarded for experiences abroad, but proposals for domestic experiences will be considered if they meet the criteria. The maximum McCall Grant award is $3,000.

Warner Hall Pre-Ministerial Travel/Study Grant

(Available for summer break)
Warner Hall Grants are awarded by the Davidson College Pre-Ministerial Committee, in cooperation with the Dean Rusk International Studies Program, specifically for travel and study outside the United States. In accordance with the donor's wishes, these grants are for students intending or considering a Christian church vocation, and typically are awarded during the summer following the students' sophomore or junior years. The maximum Warner Hall Grant is $3,000.