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Here are some of the Ministry scholarships on our site for which you may qualify.

Dr. Ella Pearson Mitchell Scholarship Essay Contest

Those Preaching Women Ministries are committed to providing financial assistance to women preparing for a life of ministry through seminary education. They are pleased to announce the Dr. Ella Pearson Mitchell Scholarship essay contest. This scholarship is open to African American Women currently enrolled in a ATS Accredited Seminary in the United States. First place - $1,250; Second place - $750; Third place - $500. For scholarship information, visit their website at: www.thosepreachingwomen.com

ECIM Scholarships

The purpose of the ECIM Scholarship is to provide financial assistance to Native Americans interested in theological education within the Episcopal Church in the United States of American (ECUSA). Eligibility Applicants must be seminarians of American Indian/Alaska Native descent attending an accredited Episcopal institution. They must submit documentation of tribal membership, diocesan endorsement with a statement signed by the bishop that the applicant is in track for ordination, and a signed statement that the applicant intends to serve Indian ministry upon completion of study. Financial data The amount of the award depends on the needs of the recipient and the availability of funds to a maximum of $2,000 per year. Additional information The Episcopal Council of Indian Ministries (ECIM) also awards the David Oakenhater Merit Fellowship to a middler with outstanding achievement and the Oakenhater Award of @2,500 to a seminarian pursuing a PhD. Number awarded Varies each year. Attn: Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society Episcopal Council of Indian Ministries 815 Second Ave. New York, NY 10017-4503 (212) 716-6175 (800) 334-7626 www.episcopalchurch.org

Ellen Cushing Scholarships

Criteria: Female graduate students preparing for a human service or church-related vocation may apply. Preference is given to students active in their school, church, or region. (Seminarian Support Program recipients are not usually considered for this scholarship.) National Ministries Ministries of Financial Aid and Continuing Education National Ministries administers an American Baptist Financial Aid Program that supports college students, seminarians, and ministerial leaders with grants and scholarships. Request application forms for the scholarships and grants listed below from the Financial Aid Office, National Ministries, American Baptist Churches USA, P.O. Box 851, Valley Forge, PA 19482-0851 (phone 1-800-ABC-3USA, ext. 2067; Fax 610-768-2453). Please specify which scholarship or grant you wish to apply for.

Episcopal Asiamerica Ministry Commission Continuing Education Scholarships And Fellowships

Summary: To provide financial assistance to Asian Americans interested in seeking ordination and serving in a ministry involving Asians in the Episcopal Church. Eligibility: This program is open to Asian students pursuing theological education, including diocesan programs as well as seminary education. Applicants must be a member of an Asian constituency in the Episcopal Church and have begun the process of seeking ordination through a local Episcopal diocese. Scholarships are presented only for full-time study. Financial data: The maximum scholarship is $4,000 per semester for seminary study and $2,500 per semester for diocesan theological study programs Duration: 1 semester; renewable. Additional information: This program was established in 1991 as part of the Episcopal Legacy Fund for Scholarships Honoring the Memory of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Applications must include an essay indicating an understanding of the life and ministry of Dr. King. Number awarded: Varies each year. Episcopal Church Center Attn: Office of Asian American Ministries 815 Second Ave. New York, NY 10017-4594 (212) 716-6087 (800) 334-7626, ext. 6087 www.episcopalchurch.org

Episcopal Asiamerica Ministry Theological Education Scholarships For Asian And Pacific Island Americans

Summary: To provide financial assistance to Asian and Pacific Island Americans interested in seeking ordination and serving in a ministry involving Asians and Pacific Islanders in the Episcopal Church. Eligibility: This program is open to Asian and Pacific Island students pursuing theological education, including diocesan programs as well as seminary education. Applicants must be a member of an Asian or Pacific Island constituency in the Episcopal Church and have begun the process of seeking ordination through a local Episcopal diocese. Scholarships are presented only for full-time study. Financial data: The maximum scholarship is $4,000 per semester for seminary study or $2,500 per semester for diocesan theological study programs. Duration: 1 semester; renewable. Additional information: This program was established in 1983 with a grant from undesignated funds received through the Venture in Mission Project. Additional funding was received from the Diocese of Southern Virginia. Number awarded: Varies each year. Episcopal Church Center Attn: Office of Asian American Ministries 815 Second Ave. New York, NY 10017-4594 (212) 716-6087 (800) 334-7626, ext. 6087 www.episcopalchurch.org

Fellowship of United Methodists in Music and Worship Arts

The Fellowship of United Methodists in Music and Worship Arts offers assistance to students who are training for a ministry in the United Methodist Church in the areas of music, worship, drama, dance, visuals and other liturgical arts. Applicants must have been members of the United Methodist Church for at least one year prior to application, giving strong evidence of Christian character and participation in Christian activities of the church and/or campus. Applicants must be full-time music degree candidates in an accredited university, college, or school of theology, or pursuing an education in worship or the arts related to worship. Applicants must demonstrate exceptional musical/artistic talent, effective leadership ability, and outstanding promise of future usefulness to the Church in the areas of music and/or worship. Attn: Scholarship PO Box 24787 Nashville, TN 37202 phone: 800-952-8977 or (615) 749 -6875

Grover Powell Scholarship

This scholarship of $900 is for seminary students desiring to be a military chaplain. For more information, contact: General Board of Higher Education and Ministry - Division of Ordained Ministry - Section of Chaplains and Related Ministries. http://www.epaumc.org/BfScholarGrantsPartOne.asp

Herbert A. Mike Donovan Scholarship Fund

Criteria: Applicants in pursuit of parish ministry in a Christian Denomination. Contact: Recot, Christ Episcopal Church Herbert A. Mike Donovan Scholarship Fund 103 W. Jefferson Avenue Charlottesville, VA 22902

Hispanic Scholarship Funds

American Baptist Hispanic students pursuing an undergraduate or first professional degree in a seminary may apply for a renewable $500 grant. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and plan to serve in a church-related ministry. These grants may not be combined with other National Ministries aid. National Ministries Ministries of Financial Aid and Continuing Education National Ministries administers an American Baptist Financial Aid Program that supports college students, seminarians, and ministerial leaders with grants and scholarships. Request application forms for the scholarships and grants listed below from the Financial Aid Office, National Ministries, American Baptist Churches USA, P.O. Box 851, Valley Forge, PA 19482-0851 (phone 1-800-ABC-3USA, ext. 2067; Fax 610-768-2453). Please specify which scholarship or grant you wish to apply for.

Individual Seminarian Grants

American Baptist students attending a seminary not related to American Baptist Churches USA are eligible for grants in the amount of $750. Seminarians may apply for these grants each academic year for up to three years. Seminarians must be enrolled at least two-thirds time in one of the following first professional degree programs: M.Div., M.C.E., M.A.C.E., M.R.E. (D.Min. students are not eligible). National Ministries Ministries of Financial Aid and Continuing Education National Ministries administers an American Baptist Financial Aid Program that supports college students, seminarians, and ministerial leaders with grants and scholarships. Request application forms for the scholarships and grants listed below from the Financial Aid Office, National Ministries, American Baptist Churches USA, P.O. Box 851, Valley Forge, PA 19482-0851 (phone 1-800-ABC-3USA, ext. 2067; Fax 610-768-2453). Please specify which scholarship or grant you wish to apply for.

Jeanne Audrey Powers Leadership for Change Scholarship

Innovative program for United Methodist seminarians whose aim is to bring about full inclusion of gay and lesbian people in The United Methodist Church by supporting the development of leaders committed to this goal.

John H. Ness Award

The General Commission on Archives and History of The United Methodist Church offers an annual award of $200 (first prize) and $100 (second prize) to the students enrolled in the M. Div. program (or its equivalent) in United Methodist or other seminaries accredited by the Association of Theological Schools who submit the best papers on some aspect of United Methodist history broadly conceived. The award is given in memory of John Harrison Ness (1891-1980), pastor, conference superintendent, and denominational executive in the Evangelical United Brethren Church .

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