The Mustard Seed Fund was established in 2011 as a perpetual legacy to the memory of Wilmington residents Byron Stratas and Fred Rippy. The goal of the endowment fund is to provide funding support for high school or college students or adults from southeastern North Carolina who are participating in mission trips through qualified 501(c)3 charities and faith-based organizations.
Apply for a scholarship/grant from the Mustard Seed Fund:
The 2019 application period is now open, and the application is available here. All application packets (completed application and two letters of reference) must be received by April 5, 2019. The review committee will announce awards in May.
Note: the review committee will only consider applications for mission trips that begin after June 1, 2019.
For additional information, please email Beth Boney Jenkins, NCCF vice president of development, or call her at 919-256-6932.