This Mission Trip scholarship is valued at $1000 and was established as a way of encouraging students who want to explore ministry opportunities while attending Rome with Purpose.
To qualify for this scholarship, you will need to coordinate and motivate fellow students to join you in local ministry opportunities in Rome during the non-travel weeks (about nine weeks during the semester). We will help you connect with local ministries for your weekly participation and help you to determine ways to involve fellow students. Of course they aren’t required to go, but often many just need someone to “lead the way”.
In addition, you will be required to spend one of your three Independent Travel Weeks participating in a missions trip somewhere in Europe. If you know a missionary in Europe to work with, that is the best option. If you do not have any contacts in Europe, we will work with you to help you find a missions project with a local church in Rome or elsewhere in Europe. We have several connections in Romania (working with orphans) and Greece (working with refugees). This scholarship is not intended to pay for your missions trip; however, just like most missions trips, by taking a missions trip during one of your travel weeks, you will be able to raise funds for it and cultivate prayer partners.
Eligibility for this scholarship in Rome:
- Must be able to give a clear testimony of faith in Jesus Christ.
- Must be an active member of a local church.
- GPA of 3.0 or higher.
- Must have a letter of recommendation from a church pastor
- Participate weekly in ministry options in Rome during the semester (approximately 9 non-travel weeks). These can include teaching English, working with refugees, or getting involved in the fight against human trafficking.
- Participate in a missions trip during one of your three Independent Travel Weeks.
How to apply for this scholarship in Rome:
- Complete the online application below and submit.
- Download this electronic reference form and ask your church pastor or a ministry leader who knows you well to send it to RomeWithPurpose@gmail.com.
Missions Trip Scholarship Application