Deadline approaching for Katie Geneva Cannon Scholarship

Apply now for available funds

by Gail Strange | Presbyterian News Service

The Rev. Dr. Katie Geneva Cannon

LOUISVILLE — Applications are now being accepted for the Katie Cannon Scholarship, sponsored by the Women’s Ministry Fund.

The scholarship supports Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) clergywomen and college women of color as well as other women of color with opportunities for leadership and spiritual development, helping women to develop leadership gifts and to be equipped for even greater service in the PC(USA).

The scholarship, named in honor of the late Rev. Dr. Katie Geneva Cannon, a pioneer and legend in the PC(USA), awards up to $1,500 to qualifying women for expenses for a leadership development event in the United States.

To be considered for funding, individuals must complete a scholarship application and provide supporting documentation. Applications will be reviewed by a staff team in the Racial Equity & Women’s Intercultural Ministries (RE&WIM) ministry area. The deadline for applications is June 1. Scholarships will be announced and disbursed by July 31.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has devastated this nation’s economy and has taken a financial toll on all of us,” said Jewel McRae, associate for Women’s Leadership Development & Young Women’s Ministries in RE&WIM. “It is for such a time as this, when this scholarship may be needed more than ever to help someone continue their education and personal development.”

The scholarship, the Women’s Ministry Fund (E049991), is a fund of Racial Equity and Women’s Intercultural Ministries at the Presbyterian Mission Agency.

Gifts in memory of Cannon can be made online or by mail. Those wishing to donate to the scholarship fund should click here. Gifts can also be made by check; please make your check payable to “Presbyterian Mission Agency” and write “in memory of Rev. Dr. Katie Geneva Cannon — E049991” on the memo line. Please mail your gift to:

Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)

PO Box 643700

Pittsburgh, PA 15264-3700

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