The next deadline for applications will be May 19, 2023.
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, click for a downloadable application.
Please make contributions to this fund out to The Diocese of Texas with Vera Gang Scott Scholarship in the memo line. All contributions should be sent directly to:
Houston Diocesan Center
1225 Texas St.
Houston, TX 77002-3504