Did you know that The Episcopal Church offers educational scholarships to students? We do! Scholarship applications are now being accepted for the 2017-2018 academic year for students ranging from K-12 to continuing education.
Every year, numerous awards are distributed to students across the Church, including to ethnic communities, children of missionaries, bishops and clergy, and other groups, covering a wide range of eligibility. Last year, eighty-nine educational scholarships, totaling $302,684.95 were awarded to students in 51 Episcopal Church dioceses as well as 13 provinces of the Anglican Communion.
The scholarships are derived from the annual income of designated trust funds established by generous donors’ bequests to The Episcopal Church—some dating back to the late 19th century. Many scholarships assist students enrolled in theological education and training.
All applicants are required to be members of The Episcopal Church, and they also must receive the endorsement of their bishop. Scholarships are offered through a variety of trust funds, and the amount of each scholarship varies according to the availability of its annual payout. The principal amount of each fund is always maintained, and the fund’s annual payout is determined by the Executive Council of The Episcopal Church upon recommendation of its Investment Committee.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to visit the scholarships webpage and discover information about each trust fund and its scholarship; applicants may then identify those funds that best fit their own profile. Awards will be granted in amounts up to $10,000. Submitted 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.
Online applications are required, and the deadline for submission is March 31. Only complete applications will be considered. All materials, including the full list of available scholarships, can be found at www.episcopalchurch.org/scholarships. For additional information, please contact Ann Hercules, Associate for Grants and Scholarships, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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