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COSROW

COSROW (Commission On Status and Role Of Women) was established in 1976 as a standing commission charged with four areas of responsibility: awareness, monitoring, advocacy and empowerment for the participation of women in the total life and mission of the Church. Paragraph 2202 of the Discipline of the United Methodist Church reads: "The Commission On Status and Role Of Women is charged with responsibility to challenge the United Methodist Church, including its general agencies, institutions, and commitment to the full and equal responsibility and participation of women in the total life and mission of the Church, sharing fully in the power and policy making at all levels of the Church's life." We who serve on the Commission dream of a world where women and men are freed to become the People of God that each of us was meant to be.

Awards, Grants & Scholarships

Josephine Campbell Huffer Scholarship
This is a $500 grant given annually to a female seminarian who is preparing for ordained ministry in the Indiana Conference of the UM Church.The deadline for application and supporting material is May 1 each year. The grant will be sent to the seminary attended by the recipient in time for the start of the fall term. The recipient of the award will be notified before the beginning of the Annual Conference session in June. The recipient will be announced at the COSROW Breakfast held each year at Annual Conference. It is expected that the recipient be present at the breakfast to receive the award.

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Please mail your contributions for this scholarship to:
COSROW-Huffer Scholarship
301 Pennsylvania Parkway, Suite 300
Indianapolis, IN 46280

Karolyn Berkey Scholarship
Karolyn Berkey was an Elder in the former North Indiana Conference. The scholarship was established in her memory after her death in 1999. It is awarded annually to a woman in seminary pursuing ministry education.

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Marie Kerkeles Phillips Scholarship
The members of COSROW of the Indiana Conference provide a  scholarship for an African female student who is preparing for ministry in the UMC by attending the School of Theology through Africa University in Zimbabwe, Africa. The University has a goal of specifically encouraging students from African countries outside of Zimbabwe to continue their education. Africa University also has a goal of equal numbers of men and women in the student body. 

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Please mail your contributions to:
COSROW-Phillips Scholarship
301 Pennsylvania Parkway, Suite 300
Indianapolis, IN 46280

Michael A. Anderson, Sr. Memorial Scholarship
In honor and loving memory of the years of dedicated service and faithful ministry to God in Christ, the Indiana Conference COSROW has created this educational scholarship for African-American women preparing for ministry in the Indiana Conference. Your contributions are needed to fund this scholarship.

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Please mail your contributions to:
COSROW-Anderson Fund
301 Pennsylvania Parkway, Suite 300
Indianapolis, IN 46280

Remember Her Name Grant
For women in ministry in the Indiana Conference UMC to take a personal retreat or renewal. Brochure and application forthcoming.

Links

Literature and audio visual materials may be available from the Indiana Conference Media Center.