Se aceptan ahora las solicitudes para subvenciones de becas de la Iglesia Episcopal

becasSe aceptan ahora las solicitudes para las subvenciones del 2013-2014 de  más de 60 becas de la Iglesia Episcopal.

Las becas están disponibles para las comunidades étnicas, hijos de misioneros, obispos y el clero, y otros particulares de gran alcance de elegibilidad para educación y capacitación.

La lista de los fondos fiduciarios y becas, así como la información clave se encuentran aquí.  Se les recomienda a los solicitantes que lean cada fideicomiso e identifiquen en la solicitud aquellos fondos fiduciarios que mejor se ajusten a sus perfiles.

Los posibles solicitantes deben comunicarse con sus obispos para la solicitud y para obtener información pertinente.

El formulario de solicitud está disponible aquí.

2012-2013
En el último ciclo de concesión se otorgaron 70 becas, por un total de más de  $255,534.64. De acuerdo al desglose y según las pautas de las becas: Niños Misioneros, 21 subsidios, $77,700; Negros, 18 subsidios, $76,897.36; Hispanos, 7 subsidios, $32,000; Nativoamericanos, 7 subsidios, $21,154.26; Asiáticos, 4 subsidios, $19,000;  Otros, 4 subsidios, $15,390; estudiantes extranjeros, 9 subsidios, $13,393.02.

Proceso
Las solicitudes son revisadas por subcomités de becas integrada por representantes de toda la iglesia. Luego sus recomendaciones son revisadas y anunciadas por el Comité de Becas de la Iglesia  Episcopal.

La financiación para las becas es derivada de numerosos fondos fiduciarios. Los montos de las becas varían de acuerdo a la disponibilidad de los pagos de los fondos. Los pagos anuales de los fondos son determinados por el Consejo Ejecutivo por recomendación de su Comité de Inversiones. Los montos de capital de cada fondo se mantienen siempre.

La fecha límite para presentar las solicitudes es el 30 de abril de 2013. Sólo se consideraran las solicitudes completas.

Requisitos
Los requisitos para aplicar para las becas incluyen: el solicitante debe ser un episcopal, debe ser miembro de la Iglesia Episcopal, y debe tener la aprobación de su obispo.

Para obtener más información comuníquese con Terry Foster, Asociada de la Oficina de Misión, tfoster@episcopalchurch.org.

Basado en el gran interés y en el número de solicitudes de los solicitantes para estas becas, se invita a que se hagan donaciones para estas becas para asistir  a los episcopales. Para obtener información sobre cómo hacer donaciones para  estas becas o para establecer nuevas becas, comuníquese con  Margareth Crosnier de Bellaistre margarethcdeb@dfms.org.

Scholarship applications now accepted for Episcopal church grants

ScholarshipsIt’s that time of year again!

Applications are now being accepted for the 2013-2014 awarding of more than 60 scholarships from the Episcopal Church.

Scholarships are available for ethnic communities, children of missionaries, bishops and clergy, and other particular wide-ranging eligibility for education and training.

The list 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.

Potential applicants should contact their bishops for the application and other pertinent information.

Application form is available here.

2012-2013
In the last granting cycle, 70 scholarships were awarded, totaling more than $255,534.64. According to the breakdown in accordance to the scholarship guidelines: Missionary children, 21 grants, $77,700; Black, 18 grants, $76,897.36; Hispanics, 7 grants, $32,000; Native Americans, 7 grants, $21,154.26; Asians, 4 grants, $19,000;  Miscellaneous, 4 grants, $15,390; Foreign students, 9 grants, $13,393.02.

Process
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.

Funding for the scholarships is derived from numerous trust funds. The amounts of the scholarships vary according to the availability of payouts from the funds. Annual payouts from the funds are determined by the Executive Council upon recommendation of its Investment Committee. Principal amounts of each fund are always maintained.

Deadline for applications is April 30. Only complete applications will be considered.

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

For information contact Terry Foster, Mission Office Associate, tfoster@episcopalchurch.org.

Based on the high interest and number of applications for these scholarships, donations to these scholarships are invited to assist Episcopalians.  For information in donating to these scholarships or in establishing a new scholarship, contact Margareth Crosnier de Bellaistre margarethcdeb@dfms.org.

 

Apply for an ECF Fellowship

Since 1964, the Episcopal Church Foundation (ECF) has provided financial support to emerging scholars and ministry leaders – both lay and clergy – throughout the Episcopal Church.

Through its Fellowship Partners Program, ECF  helps these individuals share their knowledge, experience, and best practices with the wider Church in practical ways.

Here are two great examples of the transformational ministries funded by ECF:

The application process for the 2013 Fellowships is now open. Here are three points to consider in making a decision to apply:

  • ECF is deeply committed to strengthening the leadership capability of the Episcopal Church. Applicants to the academic and ministry tracks are asked to describe their commitment to developing the next generation of leaders for the Episcopal Church, whether this is in the context of a seminary, a local congregation, through a church-wide network, or in another context.
  • An ECF Fellowship provides both financial support and networking opportunities. ECF has typically awarded three to four Fellowships per year. New awards range up to $15,000 for the first year and are renewable for an additional two years. In addition to this financial support, new Fellows join a wide network of past Fellows and are empowered to share their knowledge, experience, and best practices with the wider Church.
  • The application requires a significant commitment of time and effort and is due on March 15, 2013. The selection process for an ECF Fellowship is highly competitive and a strong application requires a significant investment of time and effort. We encourage all applicants to begin this process early.

The Fellowship Partners Program is one of the most exciting ways that ECF supports innovative scholars and ministry leaders throughout the Episcopal Church. Please email Miguel Escobar or Brendon Hunter if you have any questions about the ECF Fellowship Partners Program.