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EPISCOPAL WOMEN'S HISTORY PROJECT AWARDS

The EWHP Awards are given to a woman who has done a project, a printed project, or a creative series of programs. The Awards are desgined to celebrate the work of women do within their Episcopal churches or organizations. The EWHP Award are currently available listed below.
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.
EPISCOPAL WOMEN'S HISTORY PROJECTS SCHOLARSHIPS

The EWHP the current Scholarship is honoring The Rev. Dr. Matilda Dunn, past president of EWHP. The Rev. Dunn died in the year of 2020. She was a force of nature in the projects she created and the women of color in the Episcopal Church she guided and cared in their journey in lives. The Matilda Dunn is described below.
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EPISCOPAL WOMEN'S HISTORY PROJECT AWARDS—Each Award is inspired for the work each women has done
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The Adelaide Teague Case Award -- $2500.00
 
Traditionally the Adelaide Teague Case Award is presented at General Convention to a recipient who fills the EWHP mission
. Adelaide Case received her B.A. from Bryn Mawr College in 1908, her M.A. in 1919, and her Ph.D. in 1924 from Columbia University. From 1914 to 1916 she was librarian in the national headquarters of the Episcopal Church, and from 1917 to 1919 she taught at the New York Training School for Deaconesses. For 22 years she religious education at Columbia University's Teachers College. On Sept. 22, 1941, Case became Professor of Christian Education in the Episcopal Theological School, Cambridge, Massachusetts—the first woman to appointed to a Seminary.  The nomination for the Case Award must tell the story of the woman whose life was filled with the work of her own parish church.  This award is given every three years during the General Convention. The EWHP Awards Committee is responsible for selecting the person eligible for this award.
 
 The Ruth Alexander Award for History in a Published Work -- $1000.00
 
Ruth Ann Alexander was awarded her PhD in American Intellectual History at Michigan State, and then taught English at South Dakota State University for 34 years.  She was the first woman to head the English Department and focused on women writers and Native American literature. After her retirement, she wrote a column about women called “All Sorts and Conditions of Women” for the South Dakota Episcopal Church News. From 1991-1997 she was on the Board of EWHP. The Ruth Alexander Award of $1000.00 is given annually to a woman whose who created a published work (article or book) that best exemplifies the use of local or diocesan historical materials.  Nominations by any member of EWHP for this award should be made by July 1 each year and should include one copy of the work.  The award is given during the Annual Meeting of Episcopal Women’s History Project.  The EWHP Awards Committee is responsible for selecting the person eligible for this award.
The Joanna Gillespie Award for Creativity -- $500.00
 
In the year 1980, two women had a remarkable idea. The Episcopal Church was changing in remarkable ways—primarily women were becoming leaders at every level. Joanna Gillespie and Mary Donovan were friends and colleagues. They were working on Doctorate Degrees in two different universities, but they had the same goals. Tell the stories of the women of the Episcopal Church. Stories of the women need to be told as their Episcopal Church. Stories of quiet leadership and amazing accomplishments needed to be acknowledged. The Episcopal Women’s History Project was born.  Joanna served as the President of EWHP in the early years.  Her vision and her creativity was this: Our church needs our story. It is up to us to complete the mosaic, to find the wool to make the threads for the tapestry. And what a tapestry or mosaic it will be! Thanks be to God. The Joanna Gillespie Award for Creativity is awarded to a woman who has accomplished a vision that creates a story that is remarkable.  The EWHP Awards Committee is responsible for selecting this parish award.
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The Malcom and Pat Diesenroth Parish Award -- $500.00
 
Malcolm Diesenroth was an oil and gas man, and he became the Chairman of the Bank of Tulsa. His wife, Pat was a speech pathologist and was active in the Junior League and other place she could serve.  But the true passion of his life, along with his wife, Pat, was service to the Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma and numerous community and charitable endeavors, as well as supportive their home church, St. John’s Episcopal Church.  The Diesenroth is given to encourage a parish to preserve and tell its history The focus is on the stories of the women. Efforts are not limited to traditional forms, but can include honoring ceremonies, liturgies, cookbooks, calendars, or other forms of acknowledgement.  The EWHP Awards Committee is responsible for selecting this parish award.
 
The Every Woman Counts Award—In Honor of Susan Johnson -- $500.00
 
Susan Johnson was a member of the EWHP board and was almost entirely alone did the work for Artemisia Bowden into the Holy Women, Holy Men honoring saints of the Episcopal Church.
Susan was the energy and passion to push Artemisa, a black woman who moved from North Carolina to San Antonio, Texas to teach Black women to learn to sew so they had a skill and could earn a job.  It is the relentless determination of Susan Johnson won the day for Artemisia. Susan was persistence with a loving and hopefulness, that should be the character of the nominee of this award.  A woman who has persevered to accomplish something extraordinary in her church, her diocese or in another church organization is a candidate for being The Every Woman Counts.  The EWHP Awards Committee is responsible for selecting this woman for the award.
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THE EPISCOPAL WOMEN'S HISTORY PROJECT GRANTS—Financial support to explore history about women by facility writing, electronic production, researching and at times travel—
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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.  The
film is to be premiered at the 2022 General Convention of the Episcopal Church in Baltimore, MD.  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.  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. related to history, or the undertaking of a book, telling a story of historical woman or women in the Episcopal Church.  The EWHP Grant Committee is to manage this grant.
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The Rt. Rev. Barbara Harris Travel Grant -- $1500.00
Barbara Harris was the first woman to be elected and consecrated to the role of Bishop.  She was also the first black women to become a Bishop.  The Rt. Rev. Barbara Harris Grant is for travel for a woman who will attend an event where she is presenting some material, or where she is participating in discussion. The purpose will be a gathering of Episcopal Women’ History Project event where EWHP will be the guests, sponsors or the participants.  The EWHP Grant Committee is to manage this grant.
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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.  It is the project will be finished within 24 months. When the project is complete, a copy or a review, will be sent to the Episcopal Women’s History Project. The EWHP Grant Committee is to manage this grant.
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EPISCOPAL WOMEN'S HISTORY PROJECT SUPPORTS AND GIVES SCHOLARSHIPS FOR WOMEN WANTING A EDUCATION

The Rev. Dr. Matilda Dunn Scholarship for a Woman of Color is the first scholarship given by EWHP. This Scholarship is in her honor.
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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 Committee is to manage this scholarship.
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EWHP APPLICATION FORMS FOR AWARDS, GRANTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS ARE POSTED HERE AS PDF FILES THAT CAN BE PRINTED, May you have a wonderful idea and that you can find the support you need from Episcopal Women's History Project.