Scholarship Programs

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Traditional Need Based Scholarships

SIM traditional needs-based scholarship program

Seminary Financial Aid Officers have been advised that SIM's traditional needs-based scholarship program has been temporarily suspended for NEW applications for the 2017-18 academic year but will accept 2017-18 submissions from students who received 2016-17 academic year scholarships.

SIM values its long term relationships with Episcopal seminaries and other divinity schools offering Episcopal seminarians as partners working to achieve suitable funding for theological education and formation in The Episcopal Church.

Merit Scholarships

SIM's Merit-Based Scholarships Program

The E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation of Philadelphia renewed its grant award toSIM to provide our sixth merit-based scholarshipSIM/Carpenter II.

The selection will be based primarily on the candidate's potential for leadership in The Episcopal Church.

Nomination Criteria for the SIM/Carpenter II Merit Scholarship

  1. An authentic secure grounding in the Faith and spiritual life that is the source of the sense of call and sustenance for future ministry.
  2. Humility.
  3. Academic Excellence.
  4. Courage to risk ministerial innovations, persistence to reach one's goal and capability to learn from failures.
  5. Stewardship.

SIM's Scholarship Committee will select the 2017/18 SIM/Carpenter Merit Scholar by March 31, 2017. The due date for nominations from bishops has been extended to February 25, 2017.

Questions may be directed to:
Scholarship Program Administrator
Society for the Increase of the Ministry (SIM)
120 Sigourney Street
Hartford CT 06105