Application Deadline Extended to March 30, 2013
[CUAC] The Rev. Canon James G. Calloway, D.D., general secretary of the Colleges and Universities of the Anglican Communion (CUAC) and the Association of Episcopal Colleges (AEC), is pleased to announce the 2013-2014 Episcopal Colleges Scholarship of AEC, the United States chapter of CUAC.
The annual award of a William Randolph Hearst Service Learning Scholarship of $5,000 ($1,250 per year over four years) is made to an outstanding Episcopal student of an Episcopal school, with an emphasis on service-learning and community service who matriculates at one of the eight Episcopal colleges:
- Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
- Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY
- Kenyon College, Gambier, OH
- St. Augustine College, Chicago, IL
- St. Augustine’s University, Raleigh, NC
- Saint Paul’s College, Lawrenceville, VA
- Sewanee: The University of the South, Sewanee, TN
- Voorhees College, Denmark, SC
The application deadline is March 30, 2013.
Purpose and Criteria
The Episcopal Colleges Scholarship recognizes students who have been active Episcopalians in their school and/or home parish. Established in 1997 as the William Randolph Hearst Scholarships, these awards emphasize learning through service supported by Episcopal schools and colleges. Applicants must be able to demonstrate a strong record service-learning and community service, along with academic achievement in the junior and senior years, outstanding leadership, and a commitment to worship and community life in their school and/or parish.
How to Apply
Applications are to be submitted the CUAC office and must include:
- a letter of application
- a completed application form
- letters of recommendation from the head of the applicant’s school, the student’s school chaplain or home parish rector, and one faculty member who has taught the applicant (each in a sealed envelope signed, on the flap, by the recommending individual)
- a current transcript, and a copy of SAT or ACT scores sent directly to AEC
Completed applications and SAT/ACT scores must be mailed to:
Episcopal Colleges Scholarship Committee
Colleges & Universities of the Anglican Communion
815 Second Avenue
New York, NY 10017-4594
Applications must be received by March 30, 2013 for the following September. Applicants will be notified of award decisions on or about March 25, 2013.
Questions should be directed to the Rev. Barry M. Signorelli, CUAC Program Associate, at email@example.com or (212) 716-6148.
Each scholarship award recipient must be accepted to and matriculate at the Episcopal college listed on her or his application. Upon matriculation, a scholarship award will be prepared by the CUAC office and made payable to the Episcopal college for tuition or residence fees. In order to receive the scholarship in subsequent years, the student’s college will be asked to send a letter notifying CUAC that the student remains enrolled, has made satisfactory academic progress, and is in good standing.
Jemima Senoga, 2012-2013 Episcopal Colleges Scholarship Recipient
Born in Uganda, Jemima Senoga’s early years were marked by the political unrest roiling the country of her birth. In 1998 her mother emigrated to the United States, and for the next three years Senoga and her older sister were raised in Uganda by their grandmother. She subsequently attended St. Andrew’s School, and continued her high school education at St. Catherine’s School, both in Richmond, VA.
Before leaving Uganda, Senoga’s mother and aunt founded the Circle of Peace School in Kampala, a primary school still operated by Senoga’s extended family. More than 200 of Uganda’s most impoverished children, many of them orphans, receive a free primary education in the school. From halfway around the world, Senoga volunteers to raise awareness of the Circle of Peace School and to raise funds to keep it open—placing the “liberating effect of education” within the reach of these largely forgotten children.
In addition to her strong classroom performance, Senoga impressed the selection committee with her record of service learning and volunteering for charitable and social justice causes. CUAC’s General Secretary, the Rev. Canon Jamie Callaway, declared, “Ms. Senoga’s academic excellence and enthusiastic community involvement are grounded in her strong, vibrant, and active Christian faith. With even a cursory look at all she has undertaken and achieved so early in life, it’s easy to understand why she received the unanimous endorsement of the selection committee.” Jemima matriculated in the fall of 2012 at Sewanee: The University of the South this past fall.