About the Van Duzer Scholarship Fund
For more than fifty years, Bishop Van Duzer was an advocate for youth in the Diocese of New Jersey. He served as Youth Director from 1949 to 1954 and was a member of the Board of Youth Consultative Service from 1953 to 1963. Bishop Van Duzer was one of the founding members of Youth Events in the Diocese of New Jersey and shared his vision of a full-time Youth Director for the diocese.
The first scholarship was awarded in 1989. Since then, over 150 scholarships have been awarded to youth of the Diocese. Some of the recipients have continued in the tradition of Bishop Van Duzer and work with young people in and beyond the diocese.
The purpose of the Bishop Van Duzer scholarship fund is to assist high school seniors preparing to enter their first year of accredited post-secondary education. Applicants should be aware that certain criteria will be considered in the awarding of scholarship funds: service to the local and wider church, community service, academic achievement, and financial need. This application and additional information must be postmarked no later than MARCH 1, 2014. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that all items are sent in on time.
This fund is to assist high school seniors preparing to enter college and post- secondary education programs.
The Van Duzer Scholarship fund has continued to grow over the years through donations from the Diocesan Youth Commission Committees of the diocese, congregations, and individuals. The family of Bishop Van Duzer has identified the Scholarship Fund as a desired recipient of gifts in Bishop Van’s memory.
PLEASE NOTE: Incomplete packets will not be considered.
Your application and additional information must be postmarked no later than MARCH 1, 2014. You are responsible for ensuring that all items are sent in by the deadline.
Mail your application and supporting forms to:
Last updated: 8 September 2013
ŠThe Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey