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2nd Annual Whitney Scholarship Applications


On-line applications are now being taken for the Clyde E. and Rae E Whitney scholarship fund administered through the Episcopal Diocese of Nebraska.


This $1,000 annual scholarship was established from a fund created by British-born, Rae. E. Whitney (1927- ), a hymn-poet, teacher & ecumenist, and by her husband, Father Clyde E. Whitney (1901-1992). Clyde was born & raised in McCook. After college he became part of the “Big Band”era, playing tuba and singing scat songs, (at one time with Glen Miller). In 1939 he went to Nashotah House (seminary), and was the last deacon /priest to be ordained by Bishop Beecher. He served in Valentine for one year, and then the next 25 years in Scottsbluff. After his retirement in 1969, the Whitneys went to Guatemala City CA to work with the church there. On their return, they did interim work in Mitchell, McCook, Kimball and Harrisburg (Nebraska), as well as in Torrington & Lusk (Wyoming).



This fund is intended to provide support for female members in good standing of the Episcopal Church throughout Province VI currently pursuing or desiring to pursue studies in theology, Christian education, or sacred music.


Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must be a female resident of Nebraska or Episcopal province VI. Applicants must be a member of the Episcopal Church in good standing as defined in the Canons of the Episcopal Church. Applicants must be currently pursuing or desire to pursue an undergraduate or graduate degree at an accredited college or university in one of the following fields of study: Theology, Christian Education or Sacred Music.  Applicants must have an academic standing of a Sophomore or above.


Provisions for Funding:

The fund will provide on scholarship annually to assist with educational expenses. The scholarship may be awarded to the same recipient for not more than three consecutive years, the recipient must apply annually. The money will be paid directly to the student at the time of the award.


Review Process:

Applications will be reviewed by a panel of 3-5 members consisting of clergy and lay members of the Episcopal Diocese of Nebraska.


Scholarship Application can be found at

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