Scholarship Committee News
Spring has arrived! Soon students will be out of school for that long awaited Summer Break. For those students that are graduating from high school, it is time for making huge decisions regarding the next step in their lives. If college is in the future plans, NOW is the time to think about applying for a scholarship from Memorial Presbyterian Church.
The Scholarship Fund was established as an outreach ministry in 2000 by an anonymous donor. Through that initial vision and through the generosity of several donors since its inception, the Scholarship Fund has been available to our youth for monetary support. In order to qualify for a scholarship, the applicant must meet as many of the following qualifications as possible:
- demonstrate a need for financial assistance
- be nominated by a member of the Dayton Memorial Presbyterian Church (does not have to be a member of the Dayton Memorial Presbyterian Church)
- have graduated from a local high school
- be enrolled in a four-year degree program
Note that the amount of the Scholarship Awards varies each year based on the availability of funds and the merits of each applicant.
In order to be considered for this scholarship, a student has to meet initial qualifications of demonstrating financial need and continued qualifications including outstanding personal conduct and passing grades in all subjects studied. The first step is filling out the application required by the Scholarship Committee. (Click on the link above.) The next step is including the “FINANCIAL AID ELIGIBILITY FORM” PROVIDED BY THE COLLEGE at which the student is planning to attend. The last step is submitting the aforementioned requirements to either Cathy Hancook or Nancy Edwards by the June 30, 2017 deadline. The Scholarship Committee will review all applications received and may contact the applicants for further information if needed. Those chosen to receive a scholarship will be awarded their check and recognition during a designated Church Service.