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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:

Diocese of Bondo, Kenya: “Mothers for Leaderships and Empowered Society”. This seminar aims to equip leaders with skills to organize and manage table banking and community based health care financing.
Episcopal Anglican Church of Brazil: “Jesus and Gender: Empowering Women to Address Gender Related Violence in their Communities from a Gospel Perspective”. This seminar aims to offer awareness and training to local women to assist others in their communities to confront issues of gender and violence.
Diocese of Nagpur, India: “Empowering Girls through Self Defense Techniques”. This seminar aims to equip girls who are exploring the world and public life to make mature decisions in situations in which they are experiencing greater independence.
Diocese of Eastern Himalaya: “Pariwartan (Transformation).” This seminar is designed to transform society by transforming women. It will provide programs in parenting, health and hygiene, nutrition, alcoholism.
Diocese of Central Tanganyika, Msalato Theological College: “The Role of Women in Church in Regard to Sexuality, Gender Based Violence, HIV and Youth.” This seminar is designed to train and sensitize women in leadership to the ongoing role they can play in assisting youth in regard to sexuality, gender based violence and HIV Aids.

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.