Eastern PA Diocese Presents Seminarian Harrison Russin with $1,000 Scholarship

15 May 2012 • Campus Visitation

Scholarship from Diocese of Eastern PennsylvaniaArchpriest John Kowalczyk presents a $1,000 check to Seminarian Harrison Russin while Priest Raymond Martin Brown looks on.Scholarship from Diocese of Eastern PennsylvaniaArchpriest John Kowalczyk presents a $1,000 check to Seminarian Harrison Russin while Priest Raymond Martin Brown looks on.Seminarian Harrison Russin, 2nd-year Master of Divinity student here at St. Vladimir's, received a pleasant and welcome gift today: a $1,000 scholarship check from the Diocese of Eastern Pennsylvania of the Orthodox Church in America (OCA). Archpriest John Kowalczyk, chancellor of the diocese, and Priest Raymond Martin Brown, treasurer, came personally to our campus to present the check to Seminarian Russin.Seminary Chancellor/CEO Archpriest Chad Hatfield (far left) and Dean Archpriest John Behr (far right) add their congratulations on the occasion.Seminary Chancellor/CEO Archpriest Chad Hatfield (far left) and Dean Archpriest John Behr (far right) add their congratulations on the occasion.

The seminarian scholarship program of the Diocese of Eastern Pennsylvania began when His Eminence The Most Rev. Tikhon was installed as the diocesan bishop in 2005. The diocese gives $2,000 annually to students enrolled in accredited Orthodox Christian theological schools. Seminarian Russin accepted the generous offering, acknowledging with gratitude the meaningful support from fellow Orthodox Christians of his home diocese.

NOTE: Scholarship monies from parishes, parish organizations, and diocese are eligible for matching funds in accordance with St. Vladimir's Seminary's "Fully Paid Tuition Plan." Read more about it here, and please consider granting a scholarship to a seminarian in your parish or diocese!