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Applications accepted for Episcopal Church educational scholarships

August 15, 2011
The Public Affairs Office

Applications are now being accepted for more than 60 scholarships available through the Episcopal Church.

Earmarked for education and schooling for Episcopalians, the scholarship money is derived from numerous trust funds that have amassed over the years.

The list of scholarships, the guidelines, the application form and the instructions for filling out the form â€" are available here:

The list of trust funds and scholarships is here:

Applications are reviewed by scholarship subcommittees comprised of representatives from throughout the Church. Their recommendations are then reviewed and announced by the Scholarship Committee of the Episcopal Church.

Deadline for applications is October 15, 2011. Funds will be dispersed for 2011-2012 applications and Spring 2012 requests.

Scholarship awards vary according to the availability of fund income. Payout rates are determined by the Episcopal Church Executive Council upon recommendation of its Investment Committee. Principal amounts of each fund are always maintained.

In the most previous granting of scholarships, 56 students were awarded $206,383.03. According to the breakdown: Asian American (6), $25,000.00; Native American (10), $27,327.03; Black (11); $48,000.00; Foreign Ministries (4), $5,200.00; Miscellaneous (2), $9,000.00; Children Missionary (16), $63,856.00; Hispanic Ministries (7), $28,000.00

In most cases, the scholarships are geared to particular audiences and students, explained Antoinette (Toni) Daniels, Co-director of Mission and Chair of the Scholarship Committee. “Trusts are given for particular areas of interest,” she said. “Some of the scholarships are very specific. In all cases the financial support is meant for Episcopalians.”

Among the specific communities are: American Indians/Native Americans, African-Americans, Asian-Americans, Latino/Hispanics, children of missionaries, medical missionaries, men in the ordination process, Pacific Island Americans, children of living or deceased bishops and clergy; Chinese girls; and others.

In order to apply, Daniels stated, the applicant must:
- be an Episcopalian
- be a member of an Episcopal congregation
- have the endorsement of his/her bishop.

She stressed that only complete applications will be considered.

The complete list plus instructions for applying available on line here:

For information contact Terry Foster, Mission Office Associate,

The Episcopal Church welcomes all who worship Jesus Christ in 109 dioceses and three regional areas in 16 nations. The Episcopal Church is a member province of the worldwide Anglican Communion.

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