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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! 

Robert Schreck Memorial Scholarship
For Residents of El Paso County, Texas
Summary: To provide funding to residents of El Paso County, Texas who are interested in preparing for a career in medicine, physics, chemistry, engineering, or with the Episcopal Church.
Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens, have completed at least 2 full years of college, have been a resident of El Paso Country for at least 2 years prior to the time the distribution is made, be able to demonstrate financial need, and be studying in one of the following areas: medicine, including veterinary medicine; physics; chemistry; engineering and any of its branches, including architecture; or the Episcopal clergy, Diocese of SW Texas and Diocese of the Rio Grande.
Amount: $500 - $1,500
Deadline: July and November of each year
Contact: Write for as application to:
El Paso National Bank
Robert Schreck Memorial Scholarship
P.O. Drawer 140
El Paso, TX 79980
Scudder Association Educational Grants
Summary: To provide educational grants to students who are pursuing careers in the helping professions. Those students studying for the ministry, medicine, nursing, other medically related careers, teaching and social services, who show promise for the future, and demonstrate financial need will be considered.
Eligibility: Students must be studying in the fields of medicine, divinity, or social work. Students must demonstrate scholarship and high standards in their field of study as well as financial need.
Amount: $1,000 - $2,500
Deadline: April 15 of each year
Contact: Scudder Assoc. Educational Grants Committee
416 West Springfield Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118
bets5564@aol.com 
www.scudder.org/educationalgrants
Vera Gang Scott Scholarship
For Episcopal Women from Texas
Summary: To provide educational grants to students who are pursuing careers in the helping professions. Those students studying for the ministry, medicine, nursing, other medically related careers, teaching and social services, who show promise for the future, and demonstrate financial need will be considered.
Eligibility: Students must be 1) a female communicant in good standing, 2) accepted or enrolled at a college or university, 3) pursuing professional certification or a degree from an accredited institution, 4) able to demonstrate financial need.
Amount: Varies
Deadline: March 31 of each year
Contact: Roberta Vallantyne
(903) 241-1074 or (903) 657-5148
roavalonv@suddenlinkmail.com 
www.epicenter.org/ecw-funds/#Vera
Bishop Kinsolving Memorial Fund
For Seminarians in the Diocese of Texas
Summary: To provide educational grants to students who are preparing for ministry in the Episcopal Church
Eligibility: Students must be sponsored by the Diocese of Texas and chosen for this scholarship by the Diocesan Bishop.
Amount: Varies
Contact: Trish Johnston
tntjohnston@gmail.com 
www.epicenter.org/ecw-funds/#Kinsolving
Anne Kumpuris Scholarship
For Rising Middlers and Seniors
Summary: To provide scholarship assistance to those pursuing theological education.
Eligibility: Applicants must be entering their second or third year of enrollment in an accredited Episcopal Seminary in the United States, and he or she should be seeking Holy Orders in the Episcopal Church of the United States of America or in one of the sister churches in the Anglican Communion. As one seeking Holy Orders through the ordination process, the applicant must have a sponsoring diocese from the Anglican Communion.
Deadline: May 15 of each year
Contact: St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
Attn: Endowment Committee
1000 North Mississippi Avenue
Little Rock, AR 72207
(501) 225-4203
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www.st-marks.com/community/anne-kumpuris-scholarship
Bena Dial Scholarship
For Students in the Diocese of Upper South Carolina
Summary: This is a one-time scholarship for college, technical, and graduate school students with a B average. In addition, graduating high school seniors are eligible to apply.
Eligibility: Bena Dial scholars are active Episcopalians who must use the award to attend, as a full-time student, an accredited college, vocational school, or graduate school. Selection criteria are academic and extracurricular school and/or community activities, church activities, and financial need.
Amount: Varies
Deadline: March 1 of each year
Contact: Whitney Evans
(803) 576-0020
whitney.l.evans@gmail.com 
www.edusc.org/adult-formation/episcopal-church-women
Church Training & Deaconess House Program
For Women
Summary: To provide financial assistance for graduate school to Episcopal women preparing to be ordained or for a post-baccalaureate program that would further her lay ministry.
Eligibility: Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis. Consideration is given to excellence of academic record, quality of the essay, and financial need.
Preference: Women in the Diocese of Pennsylvania.
Amount: $2,000 - $3,000
Deadline: March 21 of each year
Contact: Church Training & Deaconess House Scholarship Fund
Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania
240 South Fourth Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 627-6434 x101
www.diopa.org/deacconness
DuBose Scholarship
Summary: This is a need based scholarship for those studying for ordained ministry in an accredited seminary
Eligibility: Must be at least 32 years of age by May 1 of the application year, enrolled in an approved seminary, and a postulant or candidate for Holy Orders in The Episcopal Church.
Amount: Varies
Other: Application MUST be signed by your bishop and must be submitted by mail, that is, not electronically.
Deadline: April 30 of each year
Contact: DuBose Scholarship Fund
University of the South, School of Theology
335 Tennessee Avenue
Sewanee, TN 37383-0001
dubosefd@sewanee.edu 
Eastern Star Religious Scholarships
For Residents of California
Summary: To provide financial assistance to graduating high school seniors, continuing undergraduate and graduate students at an accredited college, university, community college, trade school, or religious institution.
Eligibility: Applicants must be a United States Citizen and California resident. Applicants we fund for scholarships will primarily be those with Masonic ties or those who are members of our Masonic Youth Groups. Students must have a minimum cumulative 3.0, unweighted GPA. demonstrate a financial need, and have a strong high school and/or community leadership record. If applying for the religious scholarship (ESTARL), the applicant must be entering a theological college or seminary.
Amount: Varies
Deadline: March 1 of each year
Contact: California Eastern Star Foundation
c/o Grand Chapter of California, OES
Attn: Scholarship Committee
16960 Bastanchury Rd. Suite E
Yorba Linda, CA 92886-1711
www.oescal.org/CESF/applications.htm
Estelle Beaumont Ellison Education Scholarships
For Postulants of the Diocese of West Texas
Summary: To provide financial assistance for persons canonically resident in the Diocese of West Texas who enroll as postulants in an accredited Christian seminary.
Eligibility: There is no age limit, applicants must be postulants (at least)
Amount: Varies
Deadline: March 1 of each year
Contact: The Scholarship Committee
The Estelle Beaumont Ellison Scholarship Fund
Christ Episcopal Church
510 Belknap
San Antonio, TX 78212
(210) 736-3132
www.cecsa.org/ellison
info@cecsa.org
Gonter/O’Brien Scholarship
For Residents of Ohio
Summary: To provide financial assistance to Ohio residents who are preparing for a career in Christian ministry.
Eligibility: Ohio residents who are preparing for full-time Christian ministry; may attend a seminary in any state; selection based on academic record and financial need.
Amount: Varies
Contact: Gonter/O’Brien Scholarship
Fund for Graduate Education
Route 2, Box 233
Fresno, OH 43824
Holy Trinity Centennial Scholarship Trust
Summary: To provide financial assistance for persons pursuing theological education for ministry (lay or ordained) in the Episcopal Church or the wider Anglican Communion.
Eligibility: Must be actively involved in or committed to future participation in the ministry of the Episcopal Church or the Anglican Communion
Amount: $1,000 - $5,000
Deadline: March 31 of each year
Contact: Holy Trinity Parish
Sarah Christian, parish administrator
(404) 377-2622
christian@htparish.com 
www.holytrinitydecatur.org/outreach/scholarship-fund