Student Vocational Development Fund

Due to a generous gift from Barbara Brown Taylor, McAfee is excited to provide expense reimbursements to students interested in vocational development opportunities. Below you will find the parameters associated with applying for and receiving these available funds.

To apply:

  • You must apply using this link and before the event begins.
  • You must be a current and enrolled student during the conference you are applying for to receive an expense reimbursement. 
  • No student may receive more than one expense reimbursement per academic year.
  • You must attend the entire event for which you receive an expense reimbursement.
  • You are responsible for securing the registration and lodging for your event.
  • You may request an expense reimbursement for a vocational development opportunity not listed below. In your application please explain how your requested event will support your vocational development.
  • If more applicants apply than can be supported with available funds, preference will be given to first time attenders of the event.
  • You will be notified by email if you have been selected to receive an expense reimbursement for a given event.
  • If you are selected to receive an expense reimbursement you will be attending as a McAfee Representative. You may also be asked to write about your experience and/or to serve at the event.

To Receive Your Expense Reimbursement:

  • Expenese reimbursements may cover the costs of event registration, lodging, travel, and meal costs (alcohol is not included).
  • Expense reimbursement will not exceed the amount of money spent at the event.
  • To receive your expense reimbursements you must  submit the following to Nikki Hardeman within one week of the end of your event:
    • All original and itemized receipts.
    • A filled out W9 Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification Form. Click here for the form.
    • A Travel Expense Reconcilliation Form. Click here for the form.

Vocational Development Opportunities (in chronological order)

The National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion
May 20-22, 2019
Raleigh, NC
Event Costs – $95 before May 1, $125 after May 1
Travel Costs – 2 nights lodging, mileage
2 stipends up to $100 each

CBF General Assembly
June 17-21, 2019
Birmingham, AL
Event Costs – $0
Travel Costs – 2 nights lodging, mileage
2 stipends up to $100 each

Courageous Conversations
August 1-5, 2019
Atlanta, GA
Event Cost: $65
Travel Cost: $0
6 stipends up to $50 each

National Missionary Baptist Convention of America
September 2-5, 2019
Houston, TX
Event Cost: Unknown
Travel Cost: flight and up to 4 nights lodging
2 stipends up to $100 each

Preaching Consultation
October 6-8, 2019
Chattanooga, TN
Event Cost: $0
Travel Costs: 2 nights lodging, mileage
10 stipends up to $150 each

CBF of Georgia General Assembly
November 3-4, 2019
Columbus, GA
Event Cost: $0
Travel Cost: 1 night lodging, mileage
2 stipends up to $75 each

November 23-26, 2019
San Diego, CA
Event Cost: $90 if purchased by May 23 up to $250 by Nov 26
Travel Cost: Flight, 3 nights lodging
2 stipends up to $150 each

Proctor Conference
Dates/Location TBA, 2020
Event Cost: Early Bird is at $310 and climbs to $445 on site; Historically, current seminarians can receive a 10% discount.
Travel Costs: 4 nights lodging, mileage
Preference will be given to first-time attenders.
10 stipends up to $150 each

February 28-March 1, 2020
Athens, GA
Event Cost: TBA
Travel Costs: 1 night lodging, mileage
4 stipends up to $100 each

Alliance of Baptists
April 24-26, 2020
Event Cost: Free for Students
Travel Costs: 2 nights lodging, flight
2 stipends up to $100 each