Women in higher education globally

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Scholarshipping Our Sisters

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To donate by check, make check payable to GC Women's Ministries, and write SOS in the memo line.

Mail to:
Department of Women's Ministries
General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists
12501 Old Columbia Pike
Silver Spring, MD 20904

Each quarter we print a SOS newsletter updating you on what your donations are doing and sharing true stories of some of our recipients. To sign up for the SOS newsletter, send an email to [email protected]

Thank you for strengthening our world church by Scholarshipping Our Sisters.

Did you know?

Prior to 2004 all scholarships were funded by profits from the Women's Ministries' daily devotional books for women. The first devotional book, Among Friends, was printed in 1992 for the 2023 reading year. By 2023, we have published 31 annual books.

In 2004 we became aware of our need to raise even more funds for this program as we were turning down almost 50% of all applicants. A program was developed to raise funds that would allow more women to receive help. This new program is called "Scholarshipping Our Sisters" (SOS) and is managed by the GC Women's Ministries department.

Funds are solicited from businesses, retirees, women's organizations, and other interested groups and individuals. Donations may be named or unnamed. Donors may give a donation in memory of, in honor of, or just as a gift. Donors are also free to specify if their donation is for a particular field of study or for a selected region/country of the world.

Recent fundraising efforts have benefitted women in the Sudan, Romania, and Ukraine.

Gifts have been given since December 2021 to honor Raquel Arrais. GC Women's Ministries associate director who guided the scholarship program from 2005-2021, before accepting a call to Northern Asia-Pacific Division (headquarters office in Seoul metorplex). Raquel put her heart into the scholarship program. She loved meeting scholarship recipients during her travel around the world.

Gifts have been given in memory of May-Ellen Colón, who passed away, August 3, 2022. GCWM will always remember her as a special friend, our “Poster Child” for the potential our Women’s Scholarship program nurtures around the world. Learn more