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Other 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! 

Henry Syle Memorial Fellowship for Seminary Studies

For Deaf or Hard of Hearing Individuals (multiple scholarships available)

Summary:

To provide financial assistance to deaf or hard of hearing persons studying theology at a university for those who hear normally.

Eligibility:

Must have recent (within three years) audiological assessment comparable to that required for admission to Gallaudet University; must be enrolled in an accredited graduate program; preference will be given to those entering PhD work; must carry a full semester load.

Amount:

Varies

Deadline:

April 20 of each year

Contact:

Chair, GFF Committee

Peikoff Alumni House

Gallaudet University

800 Florida Ave. NE

Washington, D.C. 20002-3695

alumni.relations@gallaudet.edu 

Fellowship for Social Action

This is a Fellowship, not a Scholarship

Summary:

The Jonathan Myrick Daniels Fellowship was established in memory of Jonathan Daniels, a student at the Episcopal Theological School who was killed in Hayneville, Alabama, on August 20, 1965, while participating in civil rights work.

Eligibility:

The Fellowship is awarded annually to one or more students in accredited seminaries of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada for involvement in areas of social concern outside of the normal course of school.

Other:

Non-EDS students should contact the office of financial aid at EDS to inquire about applying for this fellowship.

Amount:

Awards do not exceed $8,000 per individual.

Deadline:

April 15 of each year

Contact:

Episcopal Divinity School

Financial Aid Office

Valerie Paterson

(617) 682-1593

vpaterson@eds.edu

www.eds.edu/financial-assistance

Margaret and Charles E. Stewart Scholarship Fund

Summary:

To provide financial aid to graduate students who are preparing for ministry in a Black church in any Protestant denomination.

Eligibility:

Must be enrolled full-time in an M.Div. program at an accredited school.

Amount:

$500

Deadline:

Check the website or call.

Contact:

Philadelphia Foundation

1234 Market Street, Suite 1800

Philadelphia, PA 19107-3794

(215) 563-6417

www.philafound.org

Mark B. Holzman Scholarship

For Residents of Delaware

Summary:

To provide financial assistance to graduate students in selected fields, including the ministry, to residents of Delaware.

Eligibility:

This program is open to residents of Delaware who have an undergraduate degree from an accredited postsecondary educational institution. Applicants must have been accepted by an accredited graduate program in medicine (M.D. or D.O only), dentistry, law, or the ministry. Selection is based on academic merit and financial need.

Other:

Write to request an application

Amount:

Up to $2,000

Deadline:

June 1 of each year

Contact:

Mark B. Holzman Scholarship Trust

c/o Wilmington Trust Company

Attn: Personal Trust and Private Banking

3 South DuPont Highway

Georgetown, DE 19947-2802

Partnership for Excellence Ministry Fellows Program

For First-Year Students (under age 35)

Summary:

This program is under review and not awarding grants for the academic year 2013-2014

Mary C. Easterling Scholarship

Summary:

To provide funding to Protestant students beginning or working on a graduate degree and are preparing for a full-time career in Christian work or service.

Eligibility:

Open to students in this order of preference:

1) Methodists from Anniston, Alabama; 

2) Protestants from Anniston, Alabama; 

3) Methodists from Calhoun County; 

4) Protestants from Calhoun County; 

5) Protestants from elsewhere in the United States

Amount:

$500

Deadline:

May of each year, write or call for application/information

Contact:

South Trust Bank of Alabama, N.A.

Attn: Asset Management

P.O. Box 1000

Anniston, AL 36202

(256) 231-4341

MCA Chaplain Candidate Scholarships

For Students who are Chaplain Candidates in the Armed Forces

Summary:

To provide financial assistance to seminary students who are service as chaplain candidates for the U.S. armed forces.

Eligibility:

Must be a full-time student in an accredited seminary; have ecclesiastical endorsement for future ministry as a military chaplain; and be appointed and in active service as a Chaplain Candidate.

Amount:

$2,000

Deadline:

March of each year

Contact:

Military Chaplains Association of the USA

Attn: Executive Director

3776 Loch Highland Parkway, NE

Roswell, GA 30075-2018

eagleo6@att.net

www.mca-usa.org/scholarships

Society for the Increase of Ministry (SIM) Scholarships

For Postulants and Candidates for Holy Orders

Summary:

To provide funding to Episcopalian students who are studying at an Episcopal seminary to prepare for a career in the ministry.

Eligibility:

Must be a full-time student at one of the eleven accredited seminaries; must be a postulant or candidate. A Bishop’s letter attesting to status within the ordination process is required.

Amount:

$1,500 - $4,000

Deadline:

March 1 of each year, submitted through the Financial Aid Office in paper format

Contact:

Financial Aid Office of the School for permission to apply: Then, www.simministry.org/for-seminarians/scholarships/forms-episcopal-seminaries

T. James Fernley III Memorial Fund Scholarship

For Rising Seniors

Summary:

To provide financial assistance for students at accredited Episcopal seminaries.

Eligibility:

Must be a full time student entering the last year of study and intending to be ordained.

Amount:

Varies

Deadline:

April of each year; call or write for application and information

Contact:

T. James Fernley Memorial Fund

Attn: Pam Sarra

P.O. Box 247

Fort Washington, PA 19034

(215) 233-3970

Vera C. Mast Scholarship

For Students from Lorain County, Ohio

Summary:

To provide financial assistance to students from Lorain County, Ohio, who are preparing for a career in ministry.

Eligibility:

Must be a resident of Lorain County; accepted to or enrolled in a program of ministerial study.

Amount:

$500

Deadline:

March 1 of each year

Contact:

Community Foundation of Lorain County

9080 Leavitt Rd

Elyria, OH 44035

(440) 984-7390

W.B. Small Trust Funds

Summary:

To provide scholarships to persons who believe in the fundamental principles of the Christian religion and in the Bible and now are endeavoring to promulgate the same.

Eligibility:

An applicant must be a full-time Christian student working on a Masters of Divinity at an accredited seminary and have a strong Iowa connection. Scholarship recipients will be chosen during the third week of June on the basis of their financial need, Iowa connection, and academic record, statement of faith and letters of recommendation.

Amount:

$2,500 paid directly to the student to be used at the student’s discretion

Deadline:

May 15, apply on-line

Contact:

W.B. Small Trust Funds

2709 Fairlane Ave

Waterloo, IA 50702.

staff@wbsmalltrust.org 

www.wbsmalltrust.org

Washington Episcopal Church Women Memorial Scholarship Fund

For female students from the Diocese of Washington

Summary:

To provide financial assistance for graduate school to women who are members of the Episcopal churches in the Diocese of Washington.

Eligibility:

An applicant for scholarship aid must be a female member of the Episcopal Church and have been a canonical member of the Diocese of Washington for at least one year prior to the time of the request. Priority will be given to members resident in the Diocese of Washington. In addition, the applicant for scholarship aid must be a candidate at the graduate or professional school level and the courses of study selected must be identified with church-related work or activity and must be in preparation for some pertinent field of Christian endeavor.

Amount:

Not stipulated

Deadline:

May 31st of each year

Contact:

Office of Episcopal Church Women,

Diocese of Washington Church House

Mount St. Alban, 

Washington, DC 20016-5094

www.ecw-edow.org

William Heath Educational Fund Awards

For men under the age of 35, restricted geographically

Summary:

To assist students preparing to serve in the ministry, in mission, or in social work.

Eligibility:

For male students under age 35 who are graduates from a Southeastern United States High School (AL, FL, GA, KY, LA, MD, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV). Students must be pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in order to serve in the ministry, as a missionary or as a social worker. Primary consideration is given to those candidates who are of the Methodist or Episcopalian denominations.

Amount:

$100 - $350

Deadline:

June 30

Contact:

Lori Nichols

Relationship Associate

William Heath Educational Fund

Third Floor, 600 Cleveland St.

Clearwater, FL 33755-0200

(727) 298-5935

E-mail: lori.j.nichols@bankofamerica.com