EPISCOPAL WOMEN'S HISTORY PROJECTS GRANTS

The EWHP Grants are given to encourage a woman, or someone who knows a woman, to tell the story of a woman who has made a difference in the world. The focus of an EWHP grant project is to bring to life a woman, an even for women or a woman is in historic place. The current available EWHP Grants are listed below.


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Frank Sugeno Grant -- $5000.00
 
The Rev. Frank Sugeno was the Professor of Church History first at The Virginia Seminary and then at the Seminary of the Southwest.  The Rev. Sugeno was helped to launch The Episcopal Women’s History Project and was one of the supporters of the first EWHP held at Seminary of the Southwest.  The conference was titled: Notable Episcopal Women—The Feminine Dimension of Church History.  The Sugeno Grant was redefined from Award to Grant in 2019.  The grant is $5000.00 for a project given to an applicant who is studying, reaching, and writing a story about a woman, or women, who made a difference in the Episcopal Church.  The project may be print media or may be audiovisual creation.  The EWHP Grant Committee is responsible to manage this grant.

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Katherine Jefferts Schori Grant -- $5000.00
 
The Rt. Rev. Katherine Jefferts Schori was the first woman elected to the position of The Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church.  The Jefferts Schori Grant is to tell a story, or stories, of a woman, or a group of women, have made a difference in the Episcopal Church.  The grant is specifically for video or film, using new footage and/or historical creation.  Currently, there have been two grants to
Margo Guernsey to produce the film, The Philadelphia Eleven.  Some of the film was to
premiered at the 2022 General Convention of the Episcopal Church in Baltimore, MD (all extra items were cancelled.  The EWHP Grant Committee is to manage this grant.

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The Mary Donovan Grant -- $5000.00

Mary Donovan was one of the founders of the Episcopal Women’s History Project, in 1980.  At the time, she was in graduate school, studying on her way to a Ph.D. in History at Columbia University in New York.   Mary’s first book was a story of George Washington, "Head Quarters, Dobbs Ferry: July 4 to August 19, 1781.”  Donovan is the author of several other books including Will the Dust Praise You?: Spiritual Responses to 9/11 and A Different Call:  Women's Ministries in the Episcopal Church, 1850-1920.   The Mary Donovan Grant is for research and creation of a dissertation during pursuant of a Ph.D., a book related to history, or the undertaking of a book, telling a story of historical woman or women in the Episcopal Church.  The EWHP Grant and Scholarship Committee is to manage this scholarship..

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The Rt. Rev. Barbara Harris was preaching and praying and fighting for justice for she loved all of God’s creatures. She was a huge voice in a body. She was a dynamic priest and Bishop who had no intention to remain small, quiet, obedient, and blind. She led with passion, humor, and resolve. She held all of these of the church accountable, including herself and especially the church.   Barbara included listening to her stories, laughing at her jokes, doing the electric slide which she taught the brothers of the monastery. She was phenomenal in living out her faith. She loved God and she loved us, and she loved the fight for the least and the lost. She was our voice and our conscience. The Grant for Travel is a memory to all that the Bishop Barbara Harris encouraged to learn our stories and get them in print.

The EWHP Grant and Scholarship Committee is to manage this scholarship.

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The Episcopal Women’s History Project Research Grant -- $1500.00

The EWHP History Project Research Grant is created specifically to support someone undertaking a research project telling a story about a woman, or women in the Episcopal Church to make public to the Church.  This grant can be used in any way that will help tell the story the grantee will undertake.  The project must will be finished within 24 months. When the project is complete, a copy or a review, the research will be sent to the Episcopal Women’s History Project. EWHP will have the option to print the project in various methods with other supporters. The EWHP Grant and Scholarship Committee is to manage this scholarship.

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The Rev. Dr. Matilda Dunn Scholarship
for a Woman of Color -- $1000.00

The Rev. Dr. Matilda E. Dunn was a woman of color, an immigrant from Africa who remained connected to her native Liberia as well as the African American community in the United States. She had a strong commitment to the history of women of color in the Episcopal Church, had served on the Episcopal Women’s History Project (EWHP) Board as its president, and was a founding member of the Liberian Episcopal Community of the USA.  The Episcopal Women’s History Project (EWHP) has recently created a $1000 scholarship to a nontraditional Episcopalian/Anglican woman of color studying in the United States.  More than one scholarship a year may be awarded based on the able students. This scholarship will serve to honor the life and work of The Rev. Dr. Matilda E. Dunn as a guiding pioneer among women of color in the Episcopal Church.  The EWHP Grant and Scholarship Committee is to manage this scholarship.


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THE EPISCOPAL WOMEN'S HISTORY PROJECT COMMITTEE MEMBERS FOR GRANTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

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CHAIR JANET FARMER—EWHP GRANTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

Janet Farmer is a live time Episcopalian.  She has served on the Diocese of Texas ECW Board, the Diocese of Texas Executive Board, the National ECW Board which included chairing the 2003 Triennial Meeting, the General Convention Commission on Ecumenical and Interreligious Relations, the Diocese of Colorado ECW Board, the Diocese of Colorado Standing Committee, and as the Bishop's Warden for All Saints in the Mountains.  In other activities, she was a member of the Junior League of Galveston including as President and of the Crested Butte Friends of the Library including as President.  She has participated in partisan politics including as an Alternate Delegate to the National Convention and in non-partisan politics on the Mt. Crested Butte Town Council including as Mayor.    Janet has taken the responsibility to Chair the committee the several EWHP Grants each year.  Her the experiences will be very interesting tasks.

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The Rev. Dr. Sheryl Kujawa-Holbrook—Member for Grants
CLAREMONT SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY
Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty Professor of Practical Theology and Religious Education 
 
Sheryl A. Kujawa-Holbrook, is a priest of the Episcopal diocese of Los Angeles, is a religious educator, practical theologian, historian, writer and editor, equity facilitator, and program and retreat leader. Active as a teacher, scholar, and theological educator for almost 40 years, she is the author of 24 books, handbooks, training manuals, curricula, and numerous articles and reviews in academic journals and church publications. 

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Dr. Sandra Squires, Committee Board Member for Grants
SECRETARY FOR EWHP —Also
 
Dr. Sandra Squires is a Professor Emeritus from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, where she served 27 years as a teacher and department chair. She worked in special education teacher preparation and served part-time as the Youth Coordinator for the Diocese of Nebraska. Her most recent service in the church has been with Education for Ministry. She also served on the United Thank Offering Board.  She has held leadership positions with both Daughters of the King and Episcopal Church Women (called Women’s Ministry in Nebraska).

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The Rev. Linda Tardy Wilson, DeaconEWHP COMMITTEE CHAIR FOR SCHOLARSHIPS

The Rev. Linda Tardy Wilson, Deacon, Retired, for several years served as the Deacon (Pastor) in-charge at All Souls’ Episcopal Church, a small suburban parish, in the Diocese of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She is a Life Member of The Union of Black Episcopalians, as well as The Girl Scouts of the USA, and designated as a cradle Episcopalian (4th generation on one side of the family and 3rd generation on the other).  Over the years she has served on various committees and boards of non-profit organizations as president, vice-president, secretary, treasurer, and/or chair. Her professional background had been in small business management. She has been married for 48 years, has two children and four grandchildren.  She is a new Episcopal Women’s History Project Board member.  Her task at EWHP is to manage The Rev. Dr. Matilda Dunn Scholarship for Black Women. More than one scholarship a year may be awarded based on the able students. This scholarship will serve to honor the life and work of The Rev. Dr. Matilda E. Dunn as a guiding pioneer among women of color in the Episcopal Church.  The EWHP Grant Committee is to manage this scholarship.



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