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Transforming the Leadership of the Church through Scholarships & Relationships

Since 1857 Over 5000 Seminarians Have Been Funded By SIM

Scholarships are open to those pursuing a theological education for these orders of ministry: the diaconate, the presbyterate and calls to ministry as a member of the order of the laity. Theological education may be pursued in Episcopal seminaries, in university divinity schools and in diocesan schools for ministry.

Below please find the information you will need to determine whether you are eligible, application links, criteria for selection, and timetables for each award category.

There will be two types of scholarship awarded this year:

The Becoming Beloved Community Scholarship

The SIM Named Scholarship Award

A history of engagement or strong call to the ministries of justice and reconciliation; or as a contributor to the cultural diversification of the church.

The Becoming Beloved Community Scholarship

The Becoming Beloved Community scholarship supports theological students with a strong call to the ministries of justice and reconciliation, i.e., building an anti-racist church and/or who, by their very histories and backgrounds and prior engagements in ministry, contribute to the racial, ethnic and cultural diversification of leadership in the Episcopal Church. This scholarship bears the descriptive name of what Dr. Martin Luther King referred to when he spoke of the flourishing human Beloved Community as it stands for and enacts justice, or “the public face of love.”

Award range: up to $18,000

Named Scholarships for non-traditional students

These scholarships are reserved for non-traditional theological students in diocesan schools of ministry or other non-traditional ministry preparation, who are pursuing ordination to the priesthood, the diaconate or lay ministry...Particular access for those in preparation for service in small congregations.

Award range: $1,000 - $3,000