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92 educational scholarships granted throughout Episcopal Church, Anglican Communion

July 20, 2017
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Ninety-two educational scholarships, totaling $298,852.73 have been awarded to students in 40 Episcopal Church dioceses as well as seven Provinces of the Anglican Communion for the 2017-2018 academic year.

The Rev. Canon Michael Hunn, Canon to the Presiding Bishop for Ministry Within the Episcopal Church who serves as the chair of the Scholarship Committee, said that 130 applications were received and reviewed.

Margareth Crosnier de Bellaistre, Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society Director of Investment Management and Banking, explained that scholarships were available for ethnic communities, children of missionaries, bishops and clergy, and other particular wide-ranging eligibility for education and training.  “Funding for the program is derived from annual income of designated trust funds established by generous donors,” she said.

The number of students and dioceses are:

1 Alaska

1 Arkansas

1 Atlanta

1 California

2 Connecticut

1 Convocation of American Churches in Europe

2 Dominican Republic

1 Fond du Lac

1 Fort Worth

1 Georgia

2 Hawaii

1 Indianapolis

1 Lexington

2 Long Island

3 Los Angeles

2 Louisiana

3 Maryland

1 Massachusetts

1 Mississippi

1 Missouri

1 Nebraska

1 Nevada

2 New Hampshire

4 New Jersey

5 New York

1 Northern California

4 North Carolina

1 Northern Indiana

2 Olympia

2 Oregon

1 Puerto Rico

2 Rio Grande

1 Rhode Island

2 South Carolina

4 Southeast Florida

1 Southwest Florida

3 Texas

1 Vermont

1 West Virginia

1 Western Michigan


The number of students and Anglican provinces/dioceses are:

2 Anglican Church of Tanzania

5 DR Congo, Aru, Kivu, Bunia

1 Mozambique

11 Church of Sudan

2 Anglican Church of Kenya

1 China

1 Ghana


The lists of trust funds and scholarships as well as key information are here.   

Applications were carefully reviewed by subcommittees comprised of church leaders in a wide variety of ministry areas. Their recommendations then came to the Scholarship Committee, which includes Hunn, a selection of church leaders, and members of the Episcopal Church Center staff. 

For information about the next cycle of scholarships, contact Ann Hercules, Mission Budget & Finance Management Associate. 

The next cycle of Scholarships will be for the academic year 2018-2019 and will open in March 2018.