Growing Your Stewardship Parish Grant 2023 International Catholic Stewardship Council (ICSC) Conference Scholarships
Funded by The Catholic Foundation of Central Florida Endowment, we are pleased to offer 10 scholarship grants to pastors and parish staff/leaders interested in attending the 2023 International Catholic Stewardship Council (ICSC) Conference being held in Central Florida at the Hyatt Regency Orlando from October 1-4, 2023. The 61st annual ICSC conference — themed “Eucharistic Stewardship – Responding with Grateful Hearts” will offer attendees a chance to gather to pray, learn, network, cultivate new friendships and reflect on the life of stewardship in the Catholic Church.
ICSC promotes and supports Catholic teaching on stewardship by providing education and resources for dioceses, parishes, and institutions of the Roman Catholic Church. The conference features networking opportunities and 80 stewardship-related sessions focusing on new ideas, innovations, strategies as together we bring our church throughout the world to its fullness of charity. For more information about ICSC, visit: www.catholicstewardship.com.
The goal of this grant is to support the professional development of all those involved with advancing the stewardship of their parish in the Diocese of Orlando. There is an incredible benefit to having multiple people from one parish attend together. If someone from your parish is already registered to attend this year’s conference, consider having another parish representative apply for this scholarship. Preference will be given to applicants who are first-time ICSC Conference attendees or to parishes with other attendees already registered.
Those interested in applying for one of our scholarship grants should email their application to Lisa Henrickson at email@example.com on or before July 15, 2023. Scholarship recipients will be notified in mid-August. The grant includes conference registration only.
To be eligible for an award, applicants must be a:
- Pastor, parish priest, seminarian or deacon
- Parish business administrator or stewardship staff
- Parish lay stewardship/finance council member
- Preference given to first-time attendees or an individual from a parish with another attendee(s) already registered
How to Apply
Complete the application including:
- Contact & demographic information
- Brief professional bio
- Short essay focused on what you hope to learn and how you would utilize this in your position to enhance stewardship at your parish.
- Confirmation that, if selected, you agree to fill out a post-conference survey noting three key takeaways gleaned from the ICSC Conference and how this experience will benefit your parish.
Applications must be emailed to Lisa Henrickson on or before July 15, 2023.
Applications will be reviewed by The Catholic Foundation of Central Florida. The review committee will select candidates who are eager to learn and plan to apply the skills and knowledge gained to benefit their parish community. Scholarship Grant winners will be announced in Mid-August 2023.
Scholarship Grant Distribution
Candidates selected to receive a Growing Your Stewardship Parish Scholarship Grant will be contacted directly by a member of The Catholic Foundation team who will work with the recipient on conference registration.
Please note: Registration will be completed by The Catholic Foundation on behalf of the attendee. The Catholic Foundation will not reimburse any fees incurred by applicants prior to being awarded the grant. This scholarship grant the registration fee, it does not cover any incidentals, lodging or travel – those need to be covered in the approved parish budget. Questions? Contact Lisa Henrickson at (407) 246-7177.