The Office of the Chaplain awards a variety of grants. All grant application materials should be submitted as WORD documents attached to an email sent to Chaplain Rob Spach (email@example.com) by the application deadlines indicated below. Students of all class years are eligible to apply for all grants, but seniors may not apply for grants for experiences that take place after their graduation date.
Note: By Davidson College policy, all grants are awarded by Direct Deposit to the student's bank account on record with the college. You must arrange for Direct Deposit prior to submitting a grant application. Contact the Chaplain's Administrative Assistant,
Linda Gurley (firstname.lastname@example.org), with questions about setting up Direct Deposit.
Conference Grants: The application for grants to attend faith-based or spiritually-oriented conferences may be found here. The deadline for applying for a Conference Grant is one month prior to the start date of the conference you wish to attend.
Grants for Winter, Spring or Summer break: The descriptions of available grants may be found below, and the application form for all of these grants may be found here.
• Winter Break: the last Friday in October
• Spring Break: the third Friday in January
• Summer Break: the Friday after Spring Break ends
Spiritual Exploration / Staley Grant (Winter, Spring, and Summer Breaks)
Spiritual Exploration / Staley Grants are awarded to Davidson College students for short-term study or service, either domestic or international, that relates to or embodies expressions of spirituality or religious faith. The maximum Spiritual Exploration / Staley Grant award is $500 for Winter or Spring Break, $2000 for Summer Break.
McCall Grant (Summer Break only)
McCall Grants are awarded to Davidson College students seeking to broaden their cultural, economic, ethnic or social horizons through study or service true to a Christian vision. Applicants themselves need not be of a particular religious affiliation, nor must their project be explicitly religious in nature. The emphasis is on how the experience will broaden the applicant's horizons. Ordinarily, McCall grants are awarded for experiences abroad; proposals for domestic experiences will be considered if they meet the criteria indicated above. The maximum McCall Grant award is $3000.
Warner Hall Pre-Ministerial Travel / Study Grant (Summer Break only)
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 (whether formal or informal) outside the United States. By the wishes of the donor, these grants are for students intending or considering a Christian church vocation, and are generally awarded in the summer following the sophomore or junior year. The maximum Warner Hall Grant is ordinarily $3000.