Emma Norton Scholarships

published 5/10/2022

Each year, scholarships are awarded to eligible women who are pursuing Christian vocations. Now is the time to apply if you or someone you know is interested.
What is the amount of the scholarship?
The amount of each scholarship depends on the money available and the number of applicants. Typically, the scholarships awarded range from $500 - $1100.
Where does the scholarship money come from?
The scholarship money comes from Emma Norton herself. Concerned about the struggles of young women to obtain and education in the early 1900’s, Emma Norton gave $25,000 in stocks and bonds to the Women’s Home Missionary Society. Her stipulation with the generous gift in 1921 was that the money was to remain intact and that half of the interest is to be used for scholarships for women going into full-time Christian vocations. The other half of the interest is to be used for a national mission. The stock account has grown since 1921 and hundreds of scholarships have been awarded. The fund is administered by the Designated Fund Committee of the Minnesota Conference United Women in Faith.     
Who is eligible to apply for an Emma Norton Scholarship?
Women with college degrees and United Methodist backgrounds who are currently enrolled in a course of study for full-time Christian vocations, especially women attending a seminary, are eligible to apply for Emma Norton Scholarships. These scholarships are given annually.  Previous applicants are eligible to apply again.
How do I apply for a scholarship?
To receive a scholarship application, contact:
Melinda Kohrt, Chair
Emma Norton Designated Fund Committee
Two letters of reference are required. 
What is the deadline?
Completed applications and two letters of reference must be received by­ July 10, 2022. 

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