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 (broken link)

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 (broken link)

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 (broken link)

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 (broken link)

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 (broken link)

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 (broken link)

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