More than 60 educational scholarships available from The Episcopal Church
Applications are now being accepted for more than 60 scholarships available through The Episcopal Church.
Earmarked for education and schooling for Episcopalians, funding for the scholarships is derived from numerous trust funds that have amassed over the years.
"These trust funds are part of the heritage of The Episcopal Church," explained Margareth Crosnier de Bellaistre, Director of Investment Management and Banking. "Some of the trust funds date over 150 years."
De Bellaistre pointed out the oldest scholarship trust fund, The Mary E. Hinman Fund, dates to 1879.
All materials the list of scholarships, the guidelines, the application form and the instructions for filling out the form are available online here: http://www.episcopalchurch.org/109539_110675_ENG_HTM.htm The list of trust funds and scholarships is here: http://www.episcopalchurch.org/documents/ScholarshipTrustFunds121609.pdf
Applications are reviewed by scholarship subcommittees comprised of representatives from throughout the Church. Their recommendations are then reviewed and announced by the Scholarship Committee of The Episcopal Church.
The amounts of the scholarships vary according to the availability of payouts from the funds. Annual payouts from the funds are determined by the Executive Council upon recommendation of its Investment Committee. Principal amounts of each fund are always maintained.
Deadline for applications is April 15, 2010.
In many cases, the scholarships are geared to particular audiences and students, explained Antoinette (Toni) Daniels, Co-director of Mission and Chair of the Scholarship Committee. "Trusts are given for particular areas of interest. Some of the scholarships are very specific."
Among the specific communities are: American Indians/Native Americans, African-Americans, Asian-Americans, Latino/Hispanics, children of missionaries, medical missionaries, men in the ordination process, Pacific Island Americans, children of living or deceased bishops and clergy; Chinese girls; and others.
Daniels noted that there are requirements for applying: the applicant must be an Episcopalian, must be a member of The Episcopal Church, and must have the endorsement of his/her bishop.
She stressed that only complete applications will be considered.
The complete list plus instructions for applying available on line here: http://www.episcopalchurch.org/109539_110675_ENG_HTM.htm
The Episcopal Church welcomes all who worship Jesus Christ in 109 dioceses and three regional areas in 16 nations. The Episcopal Church is a member province of the worldwide Anglican Communion.
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