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Scholarship applications now accepted for Episcopal Church grants

March 27, 2015
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Applications are now being accepted for the 2015-2016 awarding of educational scholarships from The Episcopal Church, according to Samuel A. McDonald, Director of Mission/Deputy Chief Operating Officer and convener of the Scholarship Committee.

“As a result of bequests, The Episcopal Church makes available a modest number of scholarships that assist students primarily enrolled in theological education and training,” explained Margareth Crosnier de Bellaistre, Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society Director of Investment Management and Banking  “Funding for the program is derived from annual income of designated trust funds established by generous donors.”

Scholarships are available for ethnic communities, children of missionaries, bishops and clergy, and other particular wide-ranging eligibility for education and training.

The amounts of the scholarships vary according to the availability of payouts from the funds.  The maximum is $5000.

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.

Requirements for applying for the scholarships include: the applicant must be an Episcopalian and must have the endorsement of his/her bishop.

Application form is available here. Except in extraordinary circumstances, students should complete the online application available here.

Applications are reviewed by a scholarship committee which includes staff of the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society: the Director of Mission, the Director of Human Resources Management, representatives of various ministries, and the Treasurer’s office.

Deadline for applications is April 30.  Only complete applications will be considered.

For information, contact Ann Hercules, Associate for Grants and Scholarships for the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society,