ECW Vera Gang Scott Scholarship

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Vera Gang Scott Scholarship Information and forms

Vera Gang Scott Scholarship Fund

Women in good standing at their churches, and who are seeking certification or higher education at recognized institutions, are eligible to apply for the Vera Gang Scott Scholarship from Episcopal Church Women. 

The Vera Gang Scholarship Fund was started in 1972 by the ECW Board of the Diocese of Texas with a gift - her life's savings - from Vera Gang Scott. In the 1920's Ms. Scott received aid for her undergraduate and graduate degrees from the women of Trinity Episcopal Church in Galveston. She kept careful track of all the money she received. After starting work as a social worker, she repaid every cent, and that money became the seed for the Vera Gang Scott Scholarship Fund. Ms. Scott's dream was to help others just as she had been helped.  Although she lived in many states, Ms. Scott always considered herself a Texan. She led an active life as an educator and continued to be involved in service to others. Vera Gang Scott was very proud that a school was named after her in Colorado Springs. 

The scholarship eligibility requirements are: 1) A female communicant in good standing, 2) Acceptance or enrollment in an academic institution of college rank, 3) Pursuing professional certification or a degree from an accredited institution, and 4) Ability to show real financial need. To apply for this scholarship, a click for downloadable application 2017 Vera Gang Scott Application form

All applications for 2017 scholarship awards must have been received via email by March 31, 2017. For more information, please contact your convocational coordinator or ECW Vera Gang Scott Scholarship Chair,

Please make contributions to this fund out to Episcopal Church Women - Diocese of Texas with Vera Gang Scott Scholarship in the memo line.  All contributions should be sent directly to 

Leiselle Sadler
9594 Doliver Drive
Houston, TX  77063
713.898.2014

Episcopal Church Women award 10 Vera Gang Scott Scholarships
The Episcopal Church Women (ECW) of the Diocese of Texas have awarded 10 Vera Gang Scott Scholarships for 2017. The Vera Gang Scott Scholarship Fund was started in 1972 by Vera Gang Scott as a gift to the ECW. Ms. Scott established this scholarship because she never forgot the help she received as a student from the ECW of Trinity Episcopal, Galveston in 1920. The ECW provides scholarships annually for advanced education to women within our Diocese of Texas.

Our 2017  Vera Gang Scott Scholarship Recipients
Katherine Ford St. John’s Episcopal Church, Sealy
Suzanne Jarvis Palmer Memorial Church, Houston
Jalyn Jones St. Jame’s Episcopal Church, Houston
Denise Menger    St. Cuthbert Episcopal Church, Houston,
Olive Onyekwelu Epiphany Episcopal Church, Houston
Emily Persons St. John’s Episcopal Church, Columbus
Terry Pierce St Jame’s Episcopal Church, Taylor
Emily Sparkman Christ Episcopal Church, Tyler
Robin Wesley St Jame's Episcopal Church Houston
Lisa Wright St. Alban's Waco