Scholarshipping Our Sisters
Prior to 2004 all scholarships were funded by profits from the Women's Ministries' daily devotional books for women. The first devotional book was printed in 1993 and was titled Among Friends. Since then 26 more books have been published.
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 are free to specify if their donation is for a particular field of study or if it can be used generally. And donors can give a donation in memory of, in honor of, or just as a gift.
Each quarter we print a SOS newsletter updating you on what your donations are doing and giving you true stories of some of our recipients.
If you would like to make a donation or receive the SOS newsletter, please contact us at:
Department of Women's Ministries
General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists
12501 Old Columbia Pike
Silver Spring, MD 20904
Tel: 1 (301) 680-6636
Thank you for strengthening our world church by Scholarshipping Our Sisters.
From its inception in 1991 the Women's Ministries scholarship program has given a total of 2,461 scholarships in 132 countries amounting to more than $1 million dollars.
Student from China Gratefully Receives Scholarship Award and Commits to Being a Donor in the Future
Received April 5, 2018
Dear of members of Women’s Ministries office!
This is Huiyu, Wang from mainland China. At present, I am studying for a master degree in the College of Education, Adventist University of Philippines. However, I have finance struggling. Therefore, a few months ago, I applied for the General Conference Women’s Ministries Scholarship for my schooling purpose. By God’s grace, scholarship program coordinator Raquel Arrais responded and informed me that they have received my application and granted me with this scholarship. She also shared background information about the scholarship program with me. I was so impressed by your work.
Therefore, with the humblest and most appreciative heart, I am writing to express my deep thanks to these women who contributed their time and skills to write books in order to help others as well as who are in care of office work. Here, I committed myself that the money received will only be used for financing my schooling and cost of living. Once I take my place in the working world in future, surely, I will reach out to help and make my contribution for other young women who are struggling financially.
Thank you very much for these women and their work gain. May God bless them all and their ministry work for the Lord.