Did You Know?

Did you know that Women’s Ministries gives scholarships to a few women each year? The General Conference Women’s Ministries (GCWM) scholarship program is established to give scholarships to women who are committed to serving the mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church who would otherwise be unable to afford a Christian education. Scholarship awards are based on academic achievement, financial need, and community outreach. Specific amounts of scholarship awards vary from year to year and are dependent on the amount of funds available.

The Women’s Ministry Scholarship Program is a global initiative designed to equip women as leaders in their fields of service by assisting with the cost of tertiary education. Our goal is to build up the church globally by empowering and equipping women. The program is promoted as Scholarshipping our Sisters or SOS.

Application information

Timeline for applicants

  1. Dates to have submitted by: The applications must reach Division WM director by May 10 or October 10.
  2. Dates to receive outcome: October applications in early February and May applications in early August

Primary consideration will be given to those in the last two years of college-level study.

More Information on SOS

From its inception in 1991 to the end of 2018, the Women’s Ministries scholarship program has given 2,483 scholarships in 139 countries amounting to more than 1.2 million dollars.

The royalties of the women’s daily devotional book series published since 1993 have helped support the scholarship program. Book royalties alone are not enough to fund the scholarships. Donations and fundraising projects are vital to keeping this program alive.

We have this program running in the South Pacific Division, click the ‘Donate Now‘ button to find out more on how you can help. The General Conference also run this initiative, click here to learn more and donate to their scholarship fund.


Check out our blog ‘Stories From Our Sisters’ to learn more about the amazing women benefiting from this initiative!


SOS Newsletter

Each quarter the General Conference Women’s Ministry Department prints a SOS newsletter updating you on what your donations are doing and giving you true stories of some of our recipients. You can read the archive here. To sign up to receive the SOS newsletter by email, send your request to