Personal Growth & Learning Expenses

Learning happens in a multitude of ways. Courses are one way, but conferences, spiritual direction, counseling, & pilgrimages are but a few of the other ways learning, growth, and transformation can occur. To that end, Starr King budgets funds each year to assist students with the costs of these learning experiences.

To apply, a student may submit a Personal Growth and Learning Request at any time during the fall or spring semester. Forms may be obtained on the Student Forms page.

The student fills out the form and discusses the learning opportunity with their advisor, getting the needed advisor’s signature. The student turns the form and any applicable documentation over to the Dean of Students for approval.

When an award has been approved, the student is notified by the Student Accounts Manager who processes the payment. Disbursements will occur via direct deposit or mailed check.

The student must sign a covenantal agreement stating they will use the funds for the intended purpose or they agree to return the funds. The student also agrees to write a one-page description and evaluation of the event the stipend was obtained for that will be included in their student folder. This will not be required if the student is using the funds for counseling.

It is our experience that students get more from an experience when they contribute financially. The funds are limited and the total amount available varies from year to year. A cap is placed on the total dollar amount a student can receive over the course of their program.

Please note: These funds may be taxed and will be reported on your 1099 form at the end of the calendar year.