Educational scholarships available to students and grant funding available to congregations.
Ridley Foundation Scholarships
The Ridley Foundation Board of Trustees of the Diocese of Southern Virginia encourages the youth, their sponsors, and priests to request or download applications so that the Diocese might assist deserving young people in earning their undergraduate degrees.
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The C. Charles Vaché Scholarship Fund
The Bishop Vaché Scholarships provide funds to assist low-income and minority college students in the Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia. First-year students as well as returning college students are welcome to apply. Scholarship awards range from $1000-$5000 per academic year.
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Episcopal Church Women Scholarships
The Episcopal Church Women's Elise Holladay & Beverley D. Tucker Scholarships are available for college students.
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Scholarships from the Episcopal Church
Click here for information and applications for scholarships available from the national church.
Seeds of Hope Grants
Seeds of Hope grants are available to congregations and diocesan groups (e.g., affiliated institutions, commissions and task forces) within the Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia. Grants must support the development of new programs or support the expansion of such ministries that are already in action within congregations of the diocese.
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Mission Initiative Grants
Mission Network is making available grants to Convocations to be used in an Evangelistic Mission Initiative. You know your context and culture best, so we are allowing you to use the money in a way that makes the most sense for your situation. Be creative! How can you raise the visibility of the Episcopal Church in your area? How could you better equip the congregations in your Convocation to be more inviting and welcoming? Click here for more information. Share your ideas with your convocation's dean.
Small Church Emergency Maintenance Fund
A limited fund is available each year out of which grants and loans are available to small congregations to help cover up to half of the cost for emergency maintenance or repair. The application is available here: Emergency Maintenance Fund Grant/Loan application.
Clergy Continuing Education Grants
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Click here for application.
Communications Grants from the Diocese of Southern Virginia provide congregations within the diocese with funding for development of digital communications. Grant funds are intended to assist churches that do not currently make use of digital communications methods to create and implement a new digital communication program. Funds may also be used to assist churches with an existing digital communication program that have discovered needs within their congregation or community that can be addressed with a new digital communication initiative. Click here for more information and application.