One of the great joys of St. Andrew is its scholarship program – both the Seminary Scholarship Program and the College Scholarship program. For the College Scholarship Program, the Newell Scholarship Fund and the Thomas Scholarship Fund helps members and friends of St. Andrew who need financial assistance for undergraduate college education or vocational training. The objective of the college program is to provide at least a $500 scholarship each year to a qualified student(s) who is graduating from high school and is seeking their first degree, either in a college undergraduate program or a vocation school like RTC. College or vocation school students are welcome to apply for each year of their study until they graduate. Eligibility requirements for the scholarships include:
The scholarship program at St. Andrew has been an effective way to help our St. Andrew youth and it has also been gratifying for the donors. Since its inception in 2000, the undergraduate scholarship program has provided 28 scholarships for students to study at colleges and vocational training schools. Donations to the scholarship program are always welcome and they help ensure the vibrancy of the program. If you would like to make a donation to the fund, just indicate that your donation is for the “Scholarship Fund” and include it in the Sunday offering.
Any of the Scholarship Committee members will be happy to answer your questions. Committee members this year are Derona Burkholder, Karen Mullen, Lezle Resor and Don Patterson. This scholarship program made possible by the Newell family and the Thomas family brings to life the Mission of our church - “St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, through God’s grace, is a loving, accepting, inclusive congregation serving others and fostering spiritual and personal growth for all ages.”