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Episcopal Church scholarship applications deadline nears

April 18, 2016

The deadline for applications for educational scholarships from The Episcopal Church for the 2016-2017 academic year is nearing – April 30.

The scholarships are derived from annual income of designated trust funds established by generous donors through bequests to The Episcopal Church.  The scholarships assist students who are mostly enrolled in theological education and training.

Scholarships are available for educational training for ethnic communities, children of missionaries, bishops and clergy, and other groups covering a wide range of eligibility.

Margareth Crosnier de Bellaistre, Episcopal Church Director of Investment Management and Banking, explained that the scholarship amounts vary according to the availability of payouts from the funds.  The maximum is $10,000.

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

Applicants are strongly encouraged to read each trust and identify in the application those trust funds that best fit their own profile.

Requirements for applying for the scholarships include: the applicant must be an Episcopalian and must have the endorsement of his/her bishop.

The application form is available here

Online applications are preferred. Applicants may send via e-mail ( or fax (212-983-6377) documents they are unable to upload. Deadline for applications is April 30.  Only complete applications will be considered.

Applications will be reviewed by a scholarship committee composed of a Canon to the Presiding Bishop; the director of human resources; and representatives from the treasurer’s office and various ministries of The Episcopal Church. 

For information, contact Ann Hercules, Associate for Grants and Scholarships.  

Nancy Cox Davidge
Public Affairs Officer