Divina Himaya Scholarship Fund

Divina Himaya Scholarship Fund


The Divina Himaya Scholarship Fund is established at the request of Dr. Divina del Carmen Himaya. The Fund is a grateful tribute to Dr. Himaya’s former missionary professors at Silliman University and the individuals and churches in the United States who enabled her to pursue four years of college through grants and scholarships. Special recognition goes to Dean James McKinley and his wife, Virginia McKinley, Frances Thompson, and to Alvin and Marilee Scaff who were Congregational missionaries interned in the Philippines during World War II and who served in the Philippines right after the war.

Income from the Fund will be used by the East Asia and Pacific Office of Global Ministries to: 1) provide scholarship assistance to students of the Silliman University Divinity School in Dumaguete City, Philippines, and 2) equip and assist pastors serving local churches of the United Church of Christ in the Philippines by providing leadership, education, and pastoral training. The first purpose shall have higher priority than the second.

The Divina Himaya Scholarship Fund provides an opportunity for donors, especially constituents of the United Church of Christ and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), but not exclusively, to make contributions to a permanent fund that will provide Global Ministries resources with which to support education and leadership training for ministry in the Philippines.

Contributions may be made to the principal of this Fund at any time. Gifts for the Dr. Divina Himaya Scholarship Fund should be directed to:

Wider Church Ministries
700 Prospect Avenue, 7th Floor
Cleveland, OH  44115-1110

Questions regarding the Dr. Divina Himaya Scholarship Fund are welcome.  Please contact the Global Ministries Resource Development Office at 317-713-2555 or gifts@dom.disciples.org.