Help Support Laity Scholarships for Academy Events!

The Academy Council helps provide $150 laity scholarships to interested persons desiring to attend either a Five-Day or Three-Day Academy for Spiritual Formation in the Rio Texas Conference.  In order to continue making such scholarships available, YOUR HELP IS NEEDED!

How? By making a tax-deductible donation to the Advance Special #2016 of the Rio Texas Conference. Your contribution of any amount will enable The Academy Council to offer laity scholarships to future Academy events in our Rio Texas Conference. Checks may be sent to Treasurer, Rio Texas Conference and marked Advance Special #2016 – Academy.

The Advance Special began in 1948 as an official program of the United Methodist Church, through which voluntary, designated financial support may be given by individuals or local churches for approved projects.  One hundred percent of each gift is used for its intended mission or ministry. 

Won’t you help? A gift of $10, $25, or more will enable others to experience the beauty and grace of an Academy experience!