Transition-to-College Assistance Grants

​This grant program is intended to help eligible families of freshmen entering college with transitional expenses, such as a computer purchase or dorm furnishings.

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The Board of Pensions is unable to receive and process mail at this time while our offices are closed. To apply for a grant, email your completed application form to memberservices@pensions.org. If you have any questions, please contact us.    

“Thank you for your investment in Presbyterian students like me.”

Who's eligible

One-time grants are available to qualifying Medical Plan members whose

  • employer is a Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) or affiliated employer;
  • household's adjusted gross income does not exceed twice the current congregational ministers’ median; and
  • dependent child also is enrolled in the Medical Plan and is enrolled full time as a first-year freshman at an accredited college or university.

Amount

If you meet the eligibility requirements, you may receive a grant from $500 to $1,000, depending on your total household adjusted gross income, as follows. To qualify for a grant in 2020, your income must not exceed $121,600 (two times the 2020 congregational ministers' median effective salary of $60,800).

​Total adjusted gross income* (as a percentage of the congregational ministers' median effective salary)​Grant amount
​Less than the congregational ministers’ median effective salary​$1,000
​Greater than 100%
but less than 120%
​$900
​Greater than 120%
but less than 140%
​$800
​Greater than 140%
but less than 160%
​$700
​Greater than 160%
but less than 180%
​$600
​Greater than 180%
up to 200%
​$500
​*as reported on your federal tax form ​

How to apply

  • Grant applications for the 2020-2021 academic year will be accepted from August 1, 2020, through June 30, 2021.
  • Complete the Transition-to-College Assistance Grant Application and return it with the required documentation to the Board at the address listed on the form.

 

Need help?

​Call the Board at 800-773-7752 (800-PRESPLAN).