To be eligible for the Lex Mathews Scholarship, applicants must: be a woman 23 years of age or older; be a resident within the boundaries of the Diocese of North Carolina; have chosen field of study or plan for continued education; and demonstrate financial need. The applicant should be seeking: specialized training in a vocation or technical school; a degree of certification below the master’s level at a college or university; or continuing education courses for upgrading job skills either in an educational institution or special training agency. While preference is given to Episcopalians, non-Episcopalians may apply so long as they are sponsored by a member of an Episcopal church.
The Episcopal Church Women in the Diocese of North Carolina are dedicated to sharing the good news of our Lord Jesus Christ by engaging in worship, prayer, study, service and fellowship. The Diocesan ECW administers and helps fund the Lex Mathews Scholarship program, named for the Rev. Lex Mathews who advocated for women’s issues and headed Christian Social Ministries for the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina before his death in 1985.