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The Memorial Scholarship Fund Grant
Two recipients in 2019
The Board of the Episcopal Church Women of the Diocese of Washington are pleased to announce the 2019 recipients of grants from the Memorial Scholarship Fund. Catherine Manhardt has served on Diocesan Council both as a member and moderator, has been the parish administrator of Epiphany, DC, and served well her parish, St. Thomas, as Senior Warden and in other leadership roles. Having served as a lay leader in the Diocese of Washington for 8 years, she is following her call to ministry as a priest. She is beginning her studies for a Master of Divinity at the Church Divinity School of the Pacific in the Fall of 2019. Amanda Akes-Cardwell serves as Associate Rector of Grace Church and is pursuing a certificate in Spiritual Direction from the Cranaleith Spiritual Center. The purpose of her studies is to assist in the ministry of accompaniment, nurturing and supporting those who wish to deepen their spirituality and faith in God.
The Memorial Scholarship Fund of the Diocese of Washington was established in 1925. MSF grants are made annually to lay and ordained women pursuing post graduate degrees in Christian ministry and social work. Women enrolled in the Diocesan Diaconate program are eligible. Contributions are made by parishes in memory of their deceased women.
For additional information, please contact Paula Singleton, MSF Custodian
at (202) 669-8448 or email her at email@example.com.
The Bishop John Bryson Chane Scholarship for Social Justice
It is with great pleasure and excitement that the ECW Board announces the 2019 recipients of The Bishop John Bryson Chane Scholarship for Social Justice. This scholarship was established in 2011 by the ECW Board to honor and recognize Bishop Chane's commitment to social justice. Grants are awarded yearly to graduating seniors in the Diocese of Washington who have an interest in social justice. Please join us in congratulating:
Paula L. Clarke, attending Howard University (from St. Michael and All Angels, Adelphi)
Caleb H. Collins, attending Clemson University (from St. Philip’s, Laurel)
Derek J. Ohringer, attending the University of Maryland, College Park (from St. Philip’s, Laurel)
As Episcopal Church Women (ECW) we continually strive to embody Christ's vision for the world by loving one another as he loves us. We are committed to taking leadership in identifying social injustices and pursuing action for change in response to our Baptismal Covenant.
Our mission is to build an accepting atmosphere where every woman is welcomed and valued for her individual ministry.
The motto of the ECW of the Diocese of Washington is:
Then Jesus answered her, "Woman, great is your faith..." [Matthew 15:28]