$1,000 Scholarships for Women in Graduate Theological Study
As part of WOC’s commitment to creating an inclusive Catholic Church, we have created a permanent scholarship fund. Every year, we award one-two $1,000 scholarships to female WOC members who are furthering their theological education.
Women in seminary and diocesan certificate programs are encouraged to apply!
For women who are:
Members of the Women’s Ordination Conference*
Enrolled or accepted in a graduate theological program of study or diocesan certificate program and preparing for Catholic ministry
Candidates must provide:
A letter of recommendation from a mentor who can testify to the candidate’s commitment to WOC’s goals**
Personal statement of how her future ministry supports WOC’s mission
Resume or Curriculum Vita
Proof of enrollment
Scholarship funds must be applied to educational expenses. Recipients are required to submit a report at the end of the grant period explaining how the award impacted her study and growth.
Application timeline to be announced shortly
For more information, contact WOC
You can submit your application materials online or through land mail.
Women’s Ordination Conference
PO Box 15057 Washington, DC 20003
WOC Scholarship Committee, email here
Note: Women who are currently, or have been within the last three years, employed by WOC are not eligible to participate.
* Application for WOC membership can be submitted with scholarship materials.
**Candidates related to a WOC Board Member cannot have that Board member write a letter of recommendation, nor will that member be part of the decision-making process in any way.
Rebecca Chabot, Weston Jesuit School of Theology
Mahri Leonard-Fleckman, Union Theological Seminary
Michelle Chava-Redonnet, Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School
Wendy Arce, Claremont School of Theology
Rosemary Ananis, Bangor Theological Seminary
Rachel Bundang, Union Theological Seminary
Jane Casperson, St. Mary’s University of Minnesota
Barbara Bodengraven, Weston Jesuit School of Theology
Corene Besetzny, United Theological Seminary
Janice Sevre-Duszynska, Lexington Theological Seminary
2002 (None given)
Kimberly Graw, Loyola University
Christine Mabonzo, Claremont Graduate University
Claire Anderson, St. Francis Seminary
Kate Collins, Washington Theological Union
Claressia Harris, Marygrove College
Kerry Danner-McDonald, Washington Theological Union