• ECW Book of Remembrance Memorial Scholarship Fund

    The Book of Remembrance Scholarship Fund provides scholarships for lay and ordained women of the diocese to do graduate study in areas related to church work, special ministries, and helping professions. Funds are also available for short-term non-degree training in workshops, special seminars and skills training, in church related or social service fields.

    The Book of Remembrance, started in 1926 by women of the diocese, is a listing by parish of deceased women whose congregations want to honor their memory. The request for entry of a name can be submitted by a congregation, ECW or individual, along with a donation of at least $15. Donations are added to a trust fund which provides the scholarships.

    Every parish benefits from the work of women who serve God and church without thought of reward. We hope that your congregation or ECW will support the Book of Remembrance Memorial Scholarship Fund and honor the memory of cherished deceased women of your congregation by submitting their names for inclusion in the Book of Remembrance. The names of women added to the Book by August 31 are read during the celebration of the Eucharist at the annual ECW conference held each Fall, at which time the Book is placed on display.

    Checks should be payable to Book of Remembrance. Scholarship applications should be requested in time to submit them by March 1. Applications for assistance for short-term training can be submitted at any time.

    To get a scholarship application or to submit a name for the Book of Remembrance, please contact:

    Amy Baird
    1317 Trinity Place 1A, Middletown OH 45042

  • Lawrence Home Association Academic Grant for Minority Women

    The Lawrence Home Association, founded in 1896 under the will of philanthropist Eleanor Earnshaw, was started to “provide a Christian home for self-supporting, young women on limited means, the most important aim being to help them elevate their standard of life.” To this day, the Lawrence Home Association provides opportunities for young women.

    An eight-member board of women, appointed by the bishop, meets once a year to vote on recommendations for academic grants for minority women, scholarships for clergy daughters and funding for social-service agencies whose mission is to serve women of limited means and help them move out of conditions related to poverty, abuse, etc.

    The purpose of the Academic Grant for Minority Women program is to help finance the postsecondary education of minority women, regardless of age, who are affiliated with an Episcopal church within the Diocese of Southern Ohio.

    The association expects to make eight grants this year. All applicants for the 2020-21 grant period will be selected by April 3, 2020, and notified by May 1 about the status of their applications.

    Grant criteria

    Download an application

    Download a fill-in, mail-in application

    Apply online

  • Lawrence Home Association tuition assistance for clergy daughters

    Tuition assistance is available for daughters of priests who are in active service in the diocese. The grants are offered by the Lawrence Home Clergy Daughters Tuition Assistance program. Candidates must be undergraduate students in the 2020-2021 academic year.

    Priests who have a daughter who meets these qualifications should contact Ann Sabo at by April 1, 2020 with the following information:

    • Your name
    • Home address
    • Daughter’s name
    • Academic status year i.e. sophomore, etc.
    • Name of college/institution

    Students are eligible to receive a grant each year for up to four years. Last year’s recipients must resubmit their names to be considered for the 2020-21 grant. Requests arriving after the deadline will not be considered for assistance.
    Please contact Ann Sabo with any questions at or 513-421-0311.

  • Minority Empowerment Initiative Trust

    The Minority Empowerment Initiative Trust awards scholarships to minority students. Black high school graduates living in the Diocese of Southern Ohio, who have been admitted to an accredited school or program of advanced learning are eligible to apply for a grant. Priority is given to those students with the greatest economic need, as judged by the MEIT board.

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