Applications are now being accepted for educational scholarships from the Episcopal Church for the 2017-2018 academic year.
The scholarships are derived from annual income of designated trust funds established by generous donors through bequests to the Episcopal Church. The scholarships assist students who are mostly enrolled in theological education and training.
Scholarships are available for educational training for ethnic communities, children of missionaries, bishops and clergy, and other groups covering a wide range of eligibility.
Margareth Crosnier de Bellaistre, Episcopal Church Director of Investment Management and Banking, explained that the scholarship amounts vary according to the availability of payouts from the funds. The maximum is $10,000.
The lists of trust funds and scholarships as well as key information are here.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to read each trust and identify in the application those trust funds that best fit their own profile.
Among the requirements for applying for the scholarships are that the applicant must be an Episcopalian and must have the endorsement of his/her bishop.
Online applications are required. Deadline for applications is March 31. Only complete applications will be considered.
Applications are reviewed by a scholarship committee composed of representatives from the Episcopal Church Executive Council, the church-at-large, the treasurer’s office and various other ministries of the Episcopal Church.
For information, contact Ann Hercules, Associate for Grants and Scholarships.