The Edwin G. and Lauretta M. Michael Endowment Fund was established by the will of the Rev. and Mrs. Michael for scholarship of ministerial families. By the decision of the Michael children, the funds are presently restricted to financial aid for ministers’ spouses whose basic education was interrupted to enable their wife or husband to complete their theological education.
Others are always invited and encouraged to assist by contributing to this fund, both, for the purpose of increasing the annual funds available for scholarships and the endowment, itself.
The endowment was initiated at $10,691.18. The International Council of Ministers Wives provided additional support to the endowment sufficient monies. The funds now allow for up to $ 1,000 a year in grants. While the fund was originally established to provide financial support for the education of minister’s wives, this fund is now open to all spouses of Disciples Clergy, regardless of gender.
These funds will be administered by Disciples Home Missions, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), under the following criteria: