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2022 Metro Division Scholarships

The Salvation Army Central Territory and Metro Division offer several different scholarships for participants and stakeholders of The Salvation Army.

Metro Scholarships are Due June 3, 2022

Here is the list of available Metro Division Scholarships:

2022 Emerging Leader Development Scholarship (formally Metro Leadership Scholarship)

  • Eligibility has expanded to include 18-29-year-olds who are:
    • Senior Soldiers
    • Adherents
    • Involved in recruits classes
    • Transfers from other divisions or territories
    • Volunteers of 50+ hours per semester
    • Members of Salvation Army service organizations

2022 Metro Medical Scholarship

  • This scholarship is designed to provide educational funds for Salvation Army soldiers of the Metropolitan Division who are involved in an accredited college medical program. Scholarships are available for studies of all undergraduate and master’s level graduate medical studies.

Here is where you can find information on Central Territory Scholarship Resources:

Paul and Kay Rader Scholarship: Due May 15, 2022

Here is a video for our Essay Writing Workshop:

The deadline for feedback on essays is May 15, 2022.

Young Adult Racial Justice Forum

   “Due to the recent surge in Covid cases in the Chicagoland area, The Salvation Army Metropolitan Division has made the difficult decision to cancel the upcoming Young Adult Racial Justice Forum with Dr. Esau McCaulley. Positive Covid-cases are rising and are anticipated to exponentially rise throughout the holiday season.  We are cognizant that the timing of our event would put many of our attendees at risk of potentially contracting the virus. We want everyone to be as safe as possible. We will work closely with the Territorial Program Department, including the Social Justice office, and Multi-Cultural Department to create a coordinated and focused opportunity that will allow us to effectively speak on the topic in a way that is encouraging, God honoring and that helps us continue our Territorial Imperative of ‘More People More Like Jesus’.  God bless you”.

2021 Scholarships

The Salvation Army Central Territory and Metro Division offers several different scholarships for participants and stakeholders of The Salvation Army.

Here is the list of available Metro Division Scholarships:

2021 Emerging Leader Development Scholarship (formally Metro Leadership Scholarship)

  • Many changes have been made to this scholarship. You can find the full eligibility details here.
  • Eligibility has expanded to include 18-29 year olds who are:
    • Senior Soldiers
    • Adherents
    • Involved in recruits classes
    • Transfers from other divisions or territories
    • Volunteers of 50+ hours per semester
    • Members of Salvation Army service organizations

2021 Metro Medical Scholarship

Here is where you can find information on Central Territory Scholarship Resources:

Paul and Kay Radar Scholarship

https://salarmycentral.org/ord/student-aid/

Here is a video for our Essay Writing Workshop:

Deadline for feedback on essays is June1, 2021.

2020 Faith in Action Scholarship

The 2020 Faith in Action Scholarship:
The Salvation Army Metropolitan Division believes in investing in its young people and preparing them to be leaders in their corps, communities, and families. Normally, we are only able to offer one round of scholarships for the academic year, however we recognize that many are facing unforeseen difficulty due to the events of 2020. Therefore, we are pleased to offer a special academic scholarship of $1500 to 20 individuals who have shown creative leadership and fortitude of faith during COVID-19. The year 2020 has pressed us all to experience life differently, and we are excited to award those who have shown resiliency and engagement in their faith, maintained participation in their faith communities, and who have consistently remained engaged with the urgent issues our world is facing.

Scholarships Available:
Any individual who meets the below eligibility requirements may apply and be awarded the Faith in Action Scholarship. Individuals who have already received scholarships in 2020, such as the Leadership Scholarship or Medical Scholarship may apply and be considered eligible for the Faith in Action Scholarship.
Application Details:

Procedures:
1. Applications are completed on Submittable by December 14, 2020
2. The Metropolitan Scholarship Committee reviews all applications & recommends the awards.
3. The Divisional Finance Board approves all scholarship applications & authorizes funding.
4. Scholarship funds are paid to each recipient in January 2021.
5. Applications will not be accepted after December 14, 2020

Eligibility:
Applicants must-
 Be a Soldier or Adherent of The Salvation Army Metropolitan Division.
 Be currently enrolled for programs occurring at the January 2021 term in an undergraduate/graduate program at an accredited college/university, or licensed/accredited higher education program.
 Aged 18-29

Essay Questions (250-500 words each)-
1. How are you planning to use your educational experience in the service and support of The Salvation Army?
2. How are you engaging in your faith development and serving your community in the last 6 months? Things to consider in your answer:
• Are you attending online worship and/or bible study?
• How are you engaging justice and faith issues?
• How are you growing as an individual and in your faith?
3. How have you connected with The Salvation Army during the last 6 months?

Reference:
Please include one reference from an individual who can speak to your faith development and engagement with Salvation Army mission. This could be a mentor, faith leader, or teacher. This individual may not be a peer or a family member. A reference must be able to speak to and answer how they have seen the applicant engage their faith on a personal level and within their faith community. They must also be able to identify your involvement in The Salvation Army.

Proof of Enrollment:
Please attach your proof of enrollment in a licensed/accredited higher educational program, such as an acceptance letter, or course schedule. Such programs might include, but are not limited to universities, community colleges, or trade schools.

Apply:
https://thesalvationarmychicago.submittable.com/submit

Refuel 2020

Refuel is a conference for everyone involved in youth ministry. The focus of Refuel 2020 is 4 Chair Discipleship. Our objective is to equip leaders to be disciple makers. This year we have the great pleasure of having guest speakers Doug Holliday and Jay Fast from Sonlife ministries lead us through the 4 Chair Discipleship training along with Ronnie Murchison leading us to the feet of God in worship.

Refuel is a gathering for youth leaders. Anyone involved in youth work as a volunteer leader, paid corps employee, intern, youth development coordinator, divisional staff, territorial staff, cadet, and corps officers are all welcome to Refuel!

Check out https://centralyouthnetwork.com/refuel/ for more information

Regeneration 2020

SAVE THE DATE:

Regeneration is the Central Territory’s young adult retreat for ages 18-29 at Camp Wonderland. The dates for this year are February 14-16, 2020.

This year’s theme is “Revival” with guest speakers Carole Voisey and Michael Collins.  Music worship is lead by Osby Berry as well as prayer ministry lead by ConnectUp.

Check out the website here.

Regeneration is a really special time of connection, fellowship, and worship.  PLEASE join us this year as we are all eager for revival.

Cost is only $50! The Metro Division is excited to offer 30 FULL scholarships for first time attendees and 20 HALF scholarships for return attendees!

Scholarship Form found Here

Register Here

This year the Central Territory is also looking for people to join our Regeneration 2020 Hype Team! Hype team members agree to getting the word out by sharing Regeneration posts on their personal social media.
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In turn of their participation, members will receive:
~A Regeneration Meal Fast Pass! No more waiting and wondering what the next meal will be, you will cut the line every time!
~Free Special guest merch!
~An exclusive Regen 2020 swag bag!
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If you sign up and REGISTER for Regeneration and sign up to be a part of the Hype Team by Monday, November 25th, you will be added to a top secret, private, can’t access except through signing up group to receive your weekly instructions.
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Join today and help spread the word about Regeneration!

 

Summer Mission Teams 2020

Summer Mission Team (SMT) applications for 2020 are now available!

SMT is a Salvation Army leadership development program which invites young people into a deeper relationship with the Lord through participation in a seven week team missions experience.

  • SMT is available to applicants ages 18-28. Applicants must be 18 by June 9, 2020.
  • This year there are 5 SMT’s: 3 overseas teams, 1 Central Territory team, and 1 CAST (Creative Arts Service Team).
  • The deadline for application materials is February 19, 2020.

Summer Mission Team 2020

Asbury University Salvation Army Visitation Weekend

Hey high school juniors and seniors!

This year’s Asbury University visit for Salvation Army students is coming up!

We want to give everyone a chance to go on a college visit and see if college or Christian education is a good fit for them. We will be providing transportation to Wilmore, Kentucky and back.

The event is FREE! All you need is a few bucks for dinner on the way down and the way up.

Check out the video and register yourself with the link below.

Salvation Army Weekend

Peer Magazine: Remix Writer Wanted

As you may know, our very own Sarah and Simon Micula are heading to CFOT this Fall. Sarah has been serving as the Remix writer for Peer Magazine, and due to their new journey, she’s stepping down from her post. Obviously, Peer s now looking for a new writer for the section. If you’re interested, check out their description from Peer posted below:

Want to be featured in a national publication ? AND earn some extra cash ?? Peer Magazine is looking for a writer who is passionate about fashion and decorating tips for the best Salvation Army thrift store finds.⬇️

Submit the following to peer@usn.salvationarmy.org by July 8, 2019:
– ? 160-word writing sample about a fashion topic you care about
– ? 1-2 minute video of you talking about the same topic as your writing sample.

We wish Sarah Micula well because this September, she and her husband will be entering The Salvation Army’s training school to become an officer/pastor. Sarah will no longer be writing for us, which means we’re looking for a new Remix writer!