2017-2018 Skinner Scholarship Application (Due Date is 4/16/2017)

Note: Previous Skinner Scholarship recipients should use a separate application which was emailed directly to them.

Requirements (You must be an Episcopalian in order to be considered for this scholarship.)

The application has four primary components:

• General applicant information
• Enrollment & financial aid status
• Graduate student academic information (for graduate students only)
• Essays on ministry

The first three sections will take only a few moments to complete. However, the essays take more thought. We recommend you prepare them ahead of time and paste the text in the provided form; each essay should be approximately 300 words. When you have completed this form, click the SUBMIT button to send the form to us.

Graduate Student Support

Additionally, if you are applying as a graduate student, please have your advisor submit a statement of satisfactory progress to skinner@stpaulsmemorialchurch.org. The application will ask you to indicate the status of this letter.

Review Process

The Rector of St. Paul's Memorial Church appoints a committee to review all applications and make award recommendations to the Rector. The Rector nominates potential recipients to the Associate Director of Student Financial Services. In recommending applicants and awarding scholarships, the committee, the Rector of St. Paul's, and the University of Virginia do not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, sexual orientation or disability. Awards are made for one academic year.

There are 19 questions in this survey. Questions marked with an asterisk require a response from all applicants. 

    General Student Information

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    Please enter a valid email address.
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    Enrollment Status & Financial Aid

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    Graduate Academic Information

    Only answer these questions if you answered “Graduate Student” for the Enrollment Status question.
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    Confirm letter of academic progress.

    I understand that my application will be considered only after the advisor's statement of progress is received, and that I am responsible for requesting and ensuring that St. Paul's Memorial Church receives this letter by the deadline. Letters should go to skinner@stpaulsmemorialchurch.org.
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    Essays

    No more than 300 words EACH. In his bequest, James H. Skinner directed that funds be used to support University of Virginia students who planned to become ordained ministers of the Episcopal Church. The terms of the will are now interpreted to include lay ministers as well. Skinner Scholarships are meant to provide the scholar time to devote to spiritual development and ministry to others. Please keep the donor's intent in mind as you consider these questions. Prepare answers separately and paste the text into the areas provided. Please answer both questions.
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