Follow Christ, Lead the Way

This certificate program develops a student's professional and technical writing skills. It focuses on the best practices in successful grant application development and submission.

Certificate Objective

Upon completion of the Grant Writing Certificate, students should be able to demonstrate the ability to research, organize, structure, and submit applications or present proposals for successful grand funding with professional excellence.


  • This course is an introductory study of composition, emphasizing the process of research and writing. Students will gain and refine skills of developing a thesis, organizing content, and revising drafts to express ideas clearly and correctly. Social media platforms will be explored to enable students to network professionally.
  • This course emphasizes persuasive writing and extends creative experiences. Learners will reflect scholarly and professional writing skills, such as principles of logical/critical thinking and reasoning, effective organization, APA research and documentation, and content-rich development of ideas.
  • This course focuses on digital research and writing skills that support academic and professional success. Students will also be introduced to online tools for practical, academic, and professional development.
  • This course focuses on effective writing for careers in business, law, government, and ministry. Strategies for research and writing of correspondence and reports will be explored with emphasis on understanding and responding to a variety of communication tasks. Attention will be given to the rhetorical concerns of author, audience, text, and purpose as well as clear organization and a professional style.
    (Prerequisites: ENG1000, ENG2000, and ENG2100)
  • Equipping individuals and nonprofit organizations to manage, achieve, and preserve financial strength to carry out their missions. Organizing, structuring, and presenting a project for successful grant funding from public or private sources.