Grants Available for India Trip

Global Mission Committee


Requirements: Recipient must

  1. Be registered for the 2018 India Trip or provide proof that s/he is able to go on the trip
  2. Be a member of a Northern Illinois Synod, ELCA, congregation
  3. Agree to share his/her experiences with his/her congregation, other congregations in the Synod and as part of a workshop at the Congregational Resourcing Event, to deepen and enrich the understanding of this valuable Companion Synod Relationship.

Grant Amount Available: A total of $2000 from the Global Mission Committee budget is available towards individual scholarships and support of the trip to India. An individual may request up to $1000. The amount actually disbursed is dependent upon the number of requests and the individual need expressed in the requests. The decision on grant awards will be made by Bishop Clements and/or Northern Illinois Synod Vice-President Bill Bartlett.

The deadline for requests will be September 30. To request a grant, please complete application form either online (below) OR print out and complete the application form and send to:

Northern Illinois Synod
Deaconess Cheryl A. Erdmann, Assistant to the Bishop
103 West State Street
Rockford, IL 61101

815-964-2295 (Fax)

If a grant is awarded, it will be sent directly to Group Travel Directors and designated to be placed against the traveler’s amount due.