Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Memorial Scholarship Fund of the Diocese of Washington was established in 1925. MSF grants are made 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.
Many parishioners are now beginning to think of MSF as a unique way of expressing one’s gratitude for the good life that God has granted. MSF is also one way to commemorate those who have left us. Some parishes have designated the Memorial Scholarship Fund in their budgets as a special
The scholarship application is available online here. The deadline for submitting scholarship applications is May 31, 2021. Letters of recommendation should be emailed to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donations to the Memorial Scholarship Fund (MSF) should be made using the Donation Form which can be downloaded below. Completed donation forms should be returned to the ECW-EDOW office by September 30th each year, in order to be acknowledged at our annual meeting.
The 2019 recipients included Catherine Manhardt and Amanda Akes-Cardwell. 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.
For additional information, please contact Paula Singleton, MSF Custodian
at (202) 669-8448 or email her at email@example.com.
2019 Memorial Scholarship Fund Recipients