All of the 2023 scholarships for the Worship & Music Conference have been awarded. Approximately $30,000 in scholarships have been awarded.
PAM has scholarship funds available for the Worship and Music Conference and prioritizes individuals with financial need. Scholarship funds are available for individuals from small congregations, college students, seminary students, and applicants from underrepresented populations.
· The St. Philip CMEF Scholarship is available for groups of 15 or more, 12 of which must be children or youth. This scholarship may cover food, housing, and/or transportation to the conference. Food and housing scholarship funds are available for 1 chaperone per every 6 children/youth.
· The Petersburg Third Presbyterian Church Endowment Fund offers four scholarships to individuals serving in a small PCUSA congregation. The scholarship covers housing and meals for the conference. Housing provided by William Black Lodge in Montreat.
· The Ann H. Stigall Adult Scholarship covers registration fees and 2/3rd room and board fees for an adult from a small church to attend the conference.
· Will Miller Memorial Scholarship is available to a youth (entering grades 7–12) who is active in his/her church’s music program. Two full scholarships available for the Montreat W&M Conferences – one per week if possible.
· James Sydnor Memorial Scholarship is available to a seminary student, pastor, or musician who is from a small church (100 or fewer members) or a racial ethnic minority church. Two full scholarships available for the Montreat W&M Conferences – one per week if possible.
· Racial Ethnic Heritage Scholarship is available to any person of racial ethnic heritage.
· Joseph D. Small Scholarship for Seminarians is available to a seminary student or music major (undergraduate or graduate) and includes room and board in addition to registration. One full scholarship available.
· Robert E. Fort, Jr. Scholarship is available to any college student with financial need. In 2009, the Board established a scholarship, in memory of Robert Fort, for a college student for any PAM conference registration. One full scholarship available.
· Lee Foster & Dorthea Yoder-Foster Scholarship is available to a child or youth (entering grades 4–12) who is active in her/his church’s music program. One full scholarship available for the Montreat W&M Conference.
· Karmen VanDyke Scholarship is available to a conference participant (child, youth, young adult, or adult) affiliated with a congregation of 100 or fewer members, located west of the Mississippi River (per a motion passed at the July 2010 PAM Board meeting). One full scholarship available for the W&M Conference.
· PAM Scholarship for Montreat is for any conference participant (child, youth, young adult, or adult) with financial need. Full or partial scholarships may be granted to fulfill need.