Global Women’s Fund 2016 Scholarships and Grants
The Global Women’s Fund of the Episcopal Diocese of New York (the “GWF”) announced its 2016 awards for six higher education scholarships for Anglican Women and for five seminars that build the capacity of women and girls in the developing world. This year’s grants total $46,000. Because of concerns about security in some countries only the first names of the individual scholarship recipients are included here.
Six scholars received funding for their studies toward degrees and certificates. They are:
- Carolyne (Anglican Diocese of Bondo, Kenya) for a Masters in Theology
- Cecilia (The Episcopal Diocese of Southern Philippines) for a Masters in Divinity
- Irene (Anglican Diocese of Bondo, Kenya) for a Bachelor of Business and Information Technology
- Nomagugu (Anglican Diocese of Swaziland) for Advanced Diploma in Community Development
- Noncendo (Anglican Diocese of Swaziland) for a Diploma in Sign Language
- Tobhie (Anglican Diocese of Swaziland) for a Diploma in Technology and Consulting
These women join 17 previous scholarship winners who are currently pursuing degrees in higher education.
The five seminars funded are as follows:
These seminars follow ten already completed since 2004, which together will provide training to 2000+ women and girls.
Applications for the 2017 scholarship and seminar grant cycle were distributed on September 30, 2016, to the GWF advisers around the world. These advisers recommend women for scholarships and and help to develop seminar ideas. Completed applications were due by December 12, 2016. Awards in the current funding cycle will be announced no later than May 1, 2017.