Financial grants are available to issue for the COS Annual Meeting for members who who are missionaries. For those wishing to submit an application, the following guidelines will apply.

Who is eligible and what are the criteria?

  1. Full time missionaries
  2. Missionary must be financially supported by donations.
  3. Must register with the society as a ‘Missionary Member’ and complete an application to qualify for a grant.

What is covered?

  • Meeting Registration Fee
  • Lodging
    • Single or traveling alone -- The grant will pay for a room that the grant recipient will share with another grant recipient of the same gender.
    • Married traveling with family -- The grant will pay for 1 room for the grant recipient and their family.
  • Food
    • Grant Recipient: The grant will pay for the grant recipient’s breakfasts, lunch(es) and banquet meals that are part of the COS Annual Meeting.
    • Spouses: COS will offer a 50% off discount for the grant recipient’s spouse for the meeting lunch(es) and banquet meals that are a part of the COS Annual Meeting.

How does a COS Grant work with those in a mission organization that covers meeting expenses?

  • Full Payment: If the grant recipient’s mission organization pays for meeting registration, lodging and/or meeting meals, the grant recipient will need to pay covered expenses through their organization and/or personally pay for it and submit the receipts to their mission agency/sender for reimbursement.
  • Partial Payment: If the grant recipient’s mission organization pays for part of the above-mentioned meeting costs, the COS will cover the remaining amount of ineligible expenses that the mission organization does not pay for.
  • No Payment: If the grant recipient’s mission organization does not cover meeting expenses, the COS will provide a discount code to the grant recipient to use when registering for the meeting. This code will automatically apply the proper grant amount. The recipient will be responsible to pay for any other expenses the grant does not cover, such as travel, meals outside of the meeting schedule, children’s and spouse’s programs (if applicable) and personal expenditures, etc.