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Scholarship Applications Due May 1

Applications Due May 1.

Applications for students to receive the ECW Student Service Award or the Van Duzer Scholarship are both due May 1.

The Van Duzer Scholarship recognizes high school students in the Diocese of New Jersey for service to the church and to the community.

The Episcopal Church Women Student Service Award recognizes those young people who continue to serve their churches and communities with their Student Service Award.

In 1987, members of the Diocesan Youth Commission decided to form a scholarship fund to assist young people entering post-secondary education. The scholarship was named for the Right Reverend Albert W. Van Duzer, eighth bishop of the Diocese of New Jersey.

For more than fifty years, Bishop Van Duzer was an advocate for youth in the Diocese of New Jersey. He served as Youth Director from 1949 to 1954 and was a member of the Board of Youth Consultative Service from 1953 to 1963. Bishop Van Duzer was one of the founding members of Youth Events in the Diocese of New Jersey and shared his vision of a full-time Youth Director for the diocese.

The first scholarship was awarded in 1989. Since then, over 150 scholarships have been awarded to youth of the Diocese. Some of the recipients have continued in the tradition of Bishop Van Duzer and work with young people in and beyond the diocese.

ECW Student Service Awards are open to high school seniors who attend churches in the Diocese of New Jersey as well as students who will be enrolled in undergraduate studies during the 2022–2023 academic year. Applications and supporting materials as detailed in the application are due by May 1, and may be submitted by mail or email as noted on the application.

2022 ECW Student Service Award Application (English)
Solicitud de Premio al Servicio de Estudiantes ECW  (español)

The Student Service Award chair is Mrs.  Lydia Kugler. 

Van Duzer Scholarship Application

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