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Scholarships and Grants

This is a partial list of scholarships and grants available for Episcopal students, though not all are exclusive to that denomination.  Some are quite restricted, others more open.  Please check back frequently for updates! 

Franks Foundation Scholarship

A Scholarship of the Oregon Student Assistance Commission

Summary:

To provide financial assistance to for the study of nursing or theology to residents of designated counties in Oregon.

Eligibility:

Must have high school or college GPA of 2.0 or higher and planning to major in nursing or theology at the undergraduate or graduate level.

Preference:

To residents of the following counties: Crook, Deschtes, and Jefferson in Oregon; then Grant, Harney, Klamath, and Lake counties.

Amount:

Varies each year

Deadline:

February of each year

Contact:

Oregon Student Assistance Commission

Attn: Grants & Scholarship Division

1500 Valley River Drive, Suite 100

Eugene, OR 97401-2146

(541) 687-7395 or (800) 452-8807, ext. 7395

awardinfo@mercury.osac.state.or.us

www.osac.state.or.us

Grace Foundation Scholarship Fund

For Students from Developing Areas of the World

Summary:

To provide financial assistance to students from developing areas of the world who are interested in becoming Christian ministers and professional workers in their country.

Eligibility:

Must meet all of the following: 1) satisfactory completion of 1+ years in accredited 4-year college or university in or near their native country; 2) excellent character with a strong Christian witness; 3) strong academic achievement (3.0 or better); 4) TOEFL score of 500; 5) financial need; 6) Ability to express themselves clearly.

Preference:

To those who express a strong commitment to return to their native country to provide Christian ministry, teaching, health care, or welfare assistance to the poor and uneducated there.

Amount:

Up to $2,500 each year in direct tuition payment with option to renew for up to three years

Deadline:

January of each year

Contact:

Grace Foundation

P.O. Box 924

Menlo Park, CA 94026-0924

(541) 687-7395 or (800) 452-8807, ext. 7395

www.foundgrace.org/scholarship

Julie Ann Jones Memorial Theological Scholarship

For Residents of Texas

Summary:

To provide financial assistance to residents of Texas working on a degree in a field of ministerial study.

Eligibility:

Open to residents of Texas working on a degree in a field related to ministry, including sacred music and theological research.

Preference:

First preference is given to residents of Washington County, then to all other Texas residents.

Amount:

The stipend is approximately $500 for a period of one year

Deadline:

January or August of each year

Contact:

Julie Ann Jones Memorial Theological Scholarship Trust

c/o Sally M. Jones

205 North Market 

P.O. Box 382

Brenham, TX 77833

(409) 836-4679

Juliette M. Atherton Scholarship

For Residents of Hawaii

Summary:

To provide financial assistance for college or graduate school to Protestants who are ministers, the dependents of ministers in Hawaii, or students preparing for the ministry.

Eligibility:

Must be residents of the state of Hawaii, able to demonstrate financial need, interested in attending an accredited college or university full-time, able to demonstrate academic achievement (GPA of 2.7 or higher)

Other:

May attend university or college in Hawaii or on the mainland

Amount:

Varies depending on the availability of funds and the need of the recipient.

Deadline:

February of each year

Contact:

Hawaii’s Community Foundation

Attn: Scholarship Department

1164 Bishop Street, Suite 800

Honolulu, HI 96813

(808) 537-6333 or (888) 731-3863

scholarships@hcf-hawaii.org

www.hawaiicommunityfoundation.org

Calihan Academic Fellowship

Awarded by the Acton Institute

Summary:

To provide scholarships and research grants to future scholars and religious leaders whose academic work shows outstanding potential. Applicants studying theology, philosophy, economics, or related fields must demonstrate the potential to advance understanding in the relationship between theology and the principles of the free and virtuous society. Such principles include recognition of human dignity, the importance of the rule of law, limited government, religious liberty, and freedom in economic life.

Eligibility:

Awards are open to seminarians or graduate students in theology, philosophy, religion, economics, or in related fields. Strong academic performance is essential. Candidates must have a demonstrated interest in the themes of the Acton Institute. Candidates must display the potential to advance the themes of the Acton Institute. Awards are open to all qualified persons irrespective of race, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, citizenship, religious affiliation, or disability.

Amount:

Not to exceed $3,000

Deadline:

July and October of each year

Contact:

Acton Institute

Calihan Fellowships

98 E. Fulton Street

Grand Rapids, MI 49503

scholarships@acton.org

www.acton.org/program/student_awards/calihan-academic-fellowship

Masters Fund

Order of the Daughters of the King: For Women

Summary:

To provide financial assistance to members of the Daughters of the King and to other women who are seeking undergraduate or graduate training in a church-related school in the U.S. or abroad.

Eligibility:

Open to all women who are communicants of the Episcopal Church, autonomous churches of the Anglican Communion, Churches in communion with the Episcopal Church, or within the historic episcopate. Must be at least 21 years of age, have at least 2 years of college education.

Preferences:

Priority is given to members of the Daughters.

Amount:

Varies per year and is paid directly to the school.

Deadline:

October and March of each year

Contact:

Order of the Daughters of the King, Inc.

101 Weatherstone Drive, Suite 870

Woodstock, GA 30188

(770) 517-8552

mastersfundchair@doknational.org

www.doknational.com/forms/

Student Ministry Scholarship

International Orders of the King’s Sons and Daughters

Summary:

To provide financial assistance to those in need who have answered God’s call on their lives and are enrolled in a Master of Divinity program in an accredited seminary or college.

Eligibility:

Applicants must be full-time graduate students in a Master of Divinity program in a school or seminary accredited by the Association of Theological Schools in the USA or Canada. Applicant must be a citizen of the USA and maintain a GPA of 3.0 or above.

Amount:

$1,000 per academic year

Other:

Application must be requested each year by U.S. mail or by e-mail

Deadline:

January 1 - March 31 to request application, April 30 for submission

Contact:

IOKDS P.O. Box 1017

Chautauqua, NY 14722-1017

(716) 357-4951

studentministrydirector.kds@gmail.com

www.iokds.org/scholarship3.html

Muriel Mountjoy Miller Hart Trust Awards

For Men

Summary:

To provide financial assistance to young men interested in preparing for the Episcopal priesthood.

Eligibility:

The trust was established to assist “worthy and needy young men” who are in interested in becoming Episcopal priests.

Amount:

Varies

Other:

Florida applicants may be interviewed in person, others by phone

Deadline:

July and November of each year

Contact:

Muriel Mountjoy Miller Hart Trust

c/o Bacon and Bacon, Attorneys at Law

P.O. Box 13576

St. Petersburg, FL 33733-3576

(727) 327-3935

New Hampshire Charitable Foundation Statewide Student Aid Program

For Residents of New Hampshire

Summary:

To provide scholarships or loans for undergraduate or graduate study to New Hampshire residents (including those of specified religious affiliations).

Eligibility:

Open to New Hampshire residents who are graduating high school seniors or undergraduate students between 17 and 23 years of age or graduate students of any age. Applicants must be enrolled in or planning to enroll in an accredited college, university, or vocational school on at least a half-time basis.

Preferences:

Selection is based on financial need, academic merit, community service, school activities, and work experience. Priority is given to students with the fewest financial resources and to vocational/technical school students.

Amount:

Range from $500 - $2,500 with an average of $1,800

Other:

A $15 application fee is required

Deadline:

April of each year

Contact:

New Hampshire Charitable Foundation

37 Pleasant Street

Concord, NH 03301-4005

(603) 225-6641 or (800) 464-6641

info@nhcf.org 

www.nhcf.org

Ridley Foundation Grants

For Residents of the Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia

Summary:

To provide financial assistance for college and other purposes to communicants or residents of the Diocese of Southern Virginia.

Eligibility:

The student must be either a communicant of the Diocese of Southern Virginia, or a dependent of an employee of the Diocese or any of its churches, or a resident of Southampton County or the city of Franklin, Virginia. The student must have a 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale for the previous semester. The student must be enrolled full time in an undergraduate degree program (see Preferences below). There are income requirements as well.

Preferences:

Preference is for undergraduate study, however there have been instances, when funds are available that awards are given to seminarians

Amount:

Varies based on financial need

Deadline:

January and June of each year

Contact:

The Ridley Foundation, Scholarship Committee 600 Talbot Hall Road

Norfolk, VA 23505

(757) 423-8287 or (800) 582-8292

www.diosova.org/article289684.htm