Sharing Kanuga through grants and scholarships

Our competitive grants, scholarships and financial aid programs aim to spread the Kanuga spirit, letting individuals in communities across the United States partake of Kanuga’s important ministries.



Patricia Minkler Howell Endowment

The Patricia Minkler Howell Endowment for Children’s Outreach assists community-based efforts by parishes, dioceses and nonprofits that focus on children’s ministry and emphasize youth serving youth. Individuals may not apply for a Minkler Howell grant, but partnerships involving two or more congregations, dioceses or nonprofits are encouraged. Our grants committee receives and review applications between April 15 and May 15. Recipients are announced annually by May 31.

For information on qualifying criteria and how to apply, download the 2020 Minkler Howell Grant application and brochure.

If you have questions regarding the Minkler Howell Grant, please contact Executive Vice President of Advancement Jim Hackney at 828-233-2816, or


Mark Wilson Fly Fishing Scholarship

Deadline: June 1 each year

Spend a day learning the skills of fly fishing! This youth scholarship is open to children ages 10 to 18 of attendees at Kanuga’s Renewal Conference (June of each year). Davidson River Outfitters supplies the scholarship winner with the gear and training needed to enjoy a day fly fishing on the river during the conference.

The award is in memory of The Rev. Mark Wilson, a long-time Renewal Conference attendee who felt closest to God knee-deep in a river with a fly rod in his hands.

To enter, applicants should submit an essay, 300 words or less, on why they want to learn fly fishing to:

Gary Giniat
Vice President of Advancement
Kanuga Conferences Inc.
P.O. Box 250
Hendersonville, NC 28793


Kanuga Pathfinders Scholarship Program

The Kanuga Pathfinder program provides camp, conference and retreat experiences for those who otherwise could not afford to participate.

For financial assistance attending Camp Bob:
All campers that attend Camp Bob are sponsored completely. For more information, find a sponsor near you, contact Meghan Hull at 828-692-9136, ext. 2839 or

For financial assistance with Mountain Trail Outdoor School:
Please contact MTOS Director Meghan Hull at 828-692-9136, ext. 2839 or

For financial assistance with Camp Kanuga:
Please complete a printable Camp & Conference Scholarship Request form, and return your application to Camp Kanuga Director David Schnitzer at or

Kanuga Conferences
ATTN: David Schnitzer
P.O. Box 250
Hendersonville, NC 28793

Financial Assistance: Kanuga-sponsored Adult or Youth Conference

Download a printable Camp & Conference Scholarship Request form, and send your completed form to:

Reservations Department
Kanuga Conferences
P.O. Box 250
Hendersonville, NC 28793

If you have any questions about Kanuga’s financial aid programs, please contact Executive Vice President for Advancement, Jim Hackney at (828)233-2816 or