Since 1989, ECCC’s commitment to developing leaders has been core to who we are and what we do. With your generous support, each year we raise money to offer scholarships for the Annual Conference, and our other educational events.
To expand these efforts, we are excited to announce the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) scholarship program. This program will support continuing education for leaders from historically underrepresented demographics in Christian camping and retreat ministry.
This program aims to provide an opportunity for professional growth, while advancing the cause of Episcopal camping and retreat ministry, and fostering deep, authentic representation and inclusion within our community.
In partnership with the Claggett Center and Diocese of Maryland, for 2020, ECCC will offer five full scholarships and 20 partial scholarships (accommodations and meals; the remaining balance will be $200) to the Annual Conference.
These scholarships are available to self-identifying members of underrepresented or marginalized populations, currently serving, or interested in serving, in rising leadership positions at an Episcopal summer camp, retreat center, or conference center. We invite you to consider with intentionality the members of your staff and community who may be interested in, contribute to, and benefit from attending ECCC’s Annual Conference, and support them in applying and attending.
You are eligible to apply for an EDI scholarship if you identify as a member of an underrepresented group including, but not limited to, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identification, or are a non-native English speaker.
We acknowledge that showing up to spaces occupied by those from primarily more dominant groups can be challenging and vulnerable for marginalized or otherwise under-represented populations. Scholarship recipients will not be asked to serve as “ambassador” for any population, or an educator of others. Scholarship recipients are encouraged to focus on getting the most out of their ECCC conference experience and have no special duties or obligations. All first-time attendees will have the option to be paired with a repeat attendee.
Scholarship applications must be received by November 1. Award notifications will be sent by November 15.