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New Professional Catechetical Scholarship

This scholarship gives CLs under the age of 40 with less than 5 years of experience as a paid CL a reduced rate for the registration fee. See the Nomination Form for more details and to apply. NCCL’s Membership Committee makes the selections. The National Conference for Catechetical Leadership (NCCL) seeks to bolster young people engaged in catechetical ministry to become more involved with the mission of catechesis through its New Professional Catechetical Minister Scholarship The purpose of this New Professional Catechetical Minister Scholarship is to: - raise awareness about a career as a professional catechetical ministry among young adults who are currently employed in an ecclesial professional catechetical role - foster arch/diocesan involvement in affirming professional catechetical ministry among young adults employed in the catechetical field - create an awareness in young adults of the benefits of gathering with NCCL, the professional organization for catechetical leaders which includes parish and diocesan leaders, academic members, and publishers NCCL is offering a $80 registration fee to young adults employed in the catechetical ministry (under age forty) as attendees at our Annual Convocation. This will allow them to participate in all Liturgies and prayer services, major presentations, learning sessions, NCCL Forum and Province discussions, as well as the NCCL Awards Luncheon, sponsored hospitality events, and visiting the exhibits. The value of this award is over $375. It does not include travel, lodging, and other meals and expenses. To apply for this grant, candidates must: - be under 40 years of age - have 5 years or less experience as a paid catechetical leader - be able to cover the additional expenses not included in this award - be recommended by their diocesan catechetical director, immediate supervisor/pastor, or an NCCL member - not have received this award or the Young Adult in Ministry Award for a previous NCCL conference
  • Please select highest level of education.
  • What are your future intents of pursuing an advanced degree or national certification in the catechetical field?
  • It is required that each applicant send in a letter of recommendation. The recommendation should be provided by a member of the diocesan catechetical office, current pastor, immediate supervisor, or a current NCCL member. Age verification is also required. Email letters of recommendation and age verification to office@nccl.org with subject line: "NEW PROFESSIONAL SCHOLARSHIP"

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