Episcopal Divinity School Accepting Applications for the 2016 Jonathan Daniels Fellowship

Jonathan Daniels

Episcopal Divinity School is now accepting applications for the 2016 Jonathan M. Daniels Memorial Fellowship. The fellowship is awarded annually to provide financial assistance of up to $5,000 per project to seminarians seeking to strengthen their theological education through participation in a social movement concerned with important human needs. The deadline to apply is June 1, 2016.

Funded projects allow fellows to be directly engaged in an area of social justice including civil rights, fair housing, prisoner rights, racial equality, and environmental justice. Students currently enrolled in a degree program and in good academic standing at an accredited seminary of the American Association of Theological Schools are encouraged to apply.

Past projects funded by the fellowship include a ministry project for incarcerated Vietnamese-American people, an educational campaign promoting people of faith’s active engagement in the reform of US drug laws, and a project addressing the “environmental racism” of polluting industries disproportionately impacting low-income communities of color. Read about last year’s fellowship recipients.

Learn more about the fellowship and apply now at eds.edu/danielsfellowship.

About the Jonathan M. Daniels Memorial Fellowship

The Daniels Fellowship is named in memory of Jonathan M. Daniels (pictured above), Episcopal Theological School seminarian and civil rights volunteer, who acted upon his conviction that God wanted him to make a Christian witness in the struggle for civil rights and who, in doing so, lost his life.