Lucile Murray Durkin Scholarship

Scholarship Description
The Women’s Ordination Conference is honored to offer a scholarship fund for women to support their academic and spiritual path toward ordained priesthood. This scholarship is primarily directed to women who wish to be ordained Catholic Priests (including Ecumenical Catholic and Roman Catholic Women Priests). Secondarily it is open to women who are seeking priestly ordination in other denominations. An application essay should speak to one of more of these avenues of interest listed on the Women’s Ordination website. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider’s website.
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scholarship@womensordination.org
PO Box 15057
Washington, DC 20003
scholarship@womensordination.org
202-675-1006
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Lucile Murray Durkin Scholarship For Women Discerning Priestly Ordination
The Women’s Ordination Conference, with the financial support of Sheila Durkin Dierks and her family, is honored to offer a scholarship fund for women to support their academic and spiritual path toward ordained priesthood.

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Read about our 2018-19 recipients here!

Read about our 2017-18 recipients here!

Who is encouraged to apply? Scholarship applications are open to women enrolled or accepted into an undergraduate or graduate studies programs. To be eligible the candidate must be enrolled or participate in at least one class or significant volunteer ministry of comparable scope that she believes would forward the discernment of her call to a life in ordained ministry.

This scholarship is primarily directed to women who wish to be ordained Catholic Priests (including Ecumenical Catholic and Roman Catholic Women Priests). Secondarily it is open to women who are seeking priestly ordination in other denominations.

Timeline: Our scholarship will open again in October 2018. Please check back then for our 2019 award.

Award Agreement: $2,000.00

Awardees of the scholarship agree to writing a personal reflection at the completion of one year.

Applications must provide:

A completed application form
An 2000-2500 word essay
Two letters of recommendation from an academic and/or spiritual mentor who can reflect on the applicant’s vision of her sense of call to feminist ministry and transformative ritual; and her character as a woman of compassion, faithfulness, inquiry, sacrament, and service. Letters should be sent directly to the reading committee: scholarship@womensordination.org

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