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129 educational scholarships granted throughout Episcopal Church, Anglican Communion

$383,810.93 in scholarships awarded
September 9, 2020

One hundred twenty-nine educational scholarships, totaling $383,810.93 have been awarded to students in forty-six Episcopal Church dioceses and seven Provinces of the Anglican Communion for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Requests were received from 215 applicants, the largest ever pool of applicants, largely due to effective advertising and an on-line application process.

Margareth Crosnier de Bellaistre, Episcopal Church director of Investment Management and Banking, explained that scholarships were available for students from various ethnic communities; children of missionaries, bishops and clergy; as well as students meeting other particular or wide-ranging eligibility for education and training.  “Funding for the program is derived from annual income of designated trust funds established by generous donors,” said Crosnier de Bellaistre.

The number of students per Episcopal Church dioceses are:

Arizona – 1; Atlanta – 7; California – 2; Central Gulf Coast – 1; Central Florida – 3; East Carolina – 1; East Tennessee – 1; Florida – 1; Georgia – 4; Haiti – 1; Hawaii – 1; Indianapolis – 2; Kansas – 1; Lexington – 2; Long Island – 3; Los Angeles – 2; Louisiana – 2; Maryland – 3; Massachusetts – 4; Michigan – 2; Minnesota – 1; Mississippi – 1; Nevada – 1; New Hampshire – 1; New Jersey – 1; New York – 12; North Carolina – 4; Ohio – 2; Oklahoma – 2; Olympia – 2; Oregon – 1; Pennsylvania – 2; Rio Grande – 1; Rhode Island – 1; South Carolina – 1; South Dakota – 1; Southeast Florida – 1; Southern Virginia – 1; Taiwan – 4; Texas – 2; Utah – 1; Virginia – 6; The Virgin Islands – 2; Washington – 3; West Missouri – 2; Western Kansas – 1; Western North Carolina – 1

The number of students by Anglican provinces/dioceses:

Anglican Church of Tanzania – 13; Diocese of The Bahamas and The Turks and Caicos Islands (The Church in the Province of the West Indies) – 1; The Province of the Anglican Church of the Congo – 5; Diocese of Colombo, Sri Lanka (The Church of Ceylon) – 1; Province of the Episcopal Church of Sudan – 3; Anglican Church of Kenya – 4; The Church of the Province of Uganda - 1

The lists of trust funds and scholarships as well as other key information are here and here

Applications were carefully reviewed by subcommittees made up of church leaders from a wide variety of ministry areas. Their recommendations were sent to the Scholarship Committee, comprised of:

  • The Rev. Canon E. Mark Stevenson, canon to the Presiding Bishop for Ministry Within The Episcopal Church, chair
  • Mr. N. Kurt Barnes, treasurer and chief financial officer, The Episcopal Church
  • The Rev. Theodora Brooks, Episcopal Diocese of New York
  • Ms. Margareth Crosnier de Bellaistre
  • The Rev. Angela Goodhouse-Mauai, Episcopal Diocese of North Dakota
  • Mrs. Andrea McKellar, Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina
  • Ms. Raphaelle Sondak, director of human resources management, The Episcopal Church

For information about the next cycle of scholarships, contact Ann Hercules, associate for Ministries Beyond The Episcopal Church, ahercules@episcopalchurch.org, 212-716-6321. 

The next cycle of Scholarships will be for the academic year 2021-2022 and will open in March 2021.

CONTACT:
Nancy Cox Davidge
Public Affairs Officer