North Raleigh United Methodist Church offers five scholarships. All are available to church members and one is available for non-members if they are sponsored by a member. Click here to download the 2020 Scholarship Application Form. After the application is completed and returned to to church office, the scholarship committee will determine the scholarship to which the application should be applied. Application deadline is Monday, June 1, 2020.
Petty Family Memorial Scholarship
In the spirit consistent with NRUMC’s tradition of affording financial aid to deserving students, this scholarship may be made available to NRUMC members or non-members as part of an outreach ministry. Applying non-members must be sponsored by a NRUMC member. Members of NRUMC will not require a sponsor. The Selection Committee should evaluate student’s school performance, scholastic dedication, Christian character, and commitment, including Church and ministry involvement, community service, high moral standards, and with special consideration, financial need. This scholarship is to be made available to any student in a continuing college, technical, or trade school education program. Past recipients may benefit again if he/she applies and is selected.
Hannah Ham Dickerson, RN Memorial Scholarship
Hannah was a beautiful Christian person whose spirit and inner beauty shone deep from within her heart. Her kindness, gentleness, and selflessness were evident to all who knew her. She possessed a genuine love of God which undergirded and guided her entire life. Hannah was a loving and devoted wife and mother, a compassionate and caring nurse, a giving volunteer, and so much more. She always had a positive, enthusiastic attitude and worked diligently at everything she did. Hannah was a person of humility and a true reflection of what it means to be a Christian and to be Christ-like – she had a servant’s heart.
Hannah had a love for her family as well as others…and would often say that “we are our brother’s keeper,” meaning that we should have a concern for the welfare of others. She had a dream of supporting those who have heard God’s call to be of service to others through the medical field. Hannah was a member of North Raleigh United Methodist Church for many years. She greatly appreciated the love, support, and prayers of fellow members, pastors, and staff.
Therefore, this scholarship has been established by her husband and children in her honor and memory to be given to a deserving member of the North Raleigh United Methodist Church family.
John S. Huggins Memorial Scholarship
John Sidney Huggins was a Senior at N.C. State at the time of his death on October 29, 1992. He was a History major and film critic, who enjoyed tennis and golf. This Memorial Scholarship for college freshmen who are members of NRUMC was established as a means of remembering John’s life.
Matthew E. Valentine Memorial Scholarship
Matt Valentine was killed in an automobile accident the summer before he was to enter college. During high school, Matt had severe emotional problems that threatened to destroy his chance for a happy future. Through determined effort and growing faith, Matt came to understand the power and saving grace of Jesus Christ to help us overcome all obstacles. By the time he graduated from high school, Matt was an outstanding example of the healing power of God and had dedicated himself to living a life that proclaims the good news of Jesus Christ.
This scholarship seeks to recognize outstanding Christian service and example among our young people who are pursuing higher education. Applicants must have been a member of North Raleigh United Methodist Church for one year.
Bernice C. Leftwich Memorial Scholarship
The Bernice C. Leftwich Memorial Scholarship has recently been established through a generous gift from her family. Bernie was a member of NRUMC for almost 20 years, a strong Christian, and an enthusiastic supporter of several causes including education. For Bernie, education was the key that opened doors to limitless possibilities. She wanted others to have that opportunity. The intent of the scholarship is to fund the first year of college for a student who might otherwise not be able to attend school. This scholarship is different from the others offered by our church in two ways. First, financial need is a key element used to decide the scholarship winner (in addition to academic achievement and Christian commitment and service). Second, the award for this scholarship is $10,000 for one year.
Applications for all scholarships offered by NRUMC must be completed by June 1, 2020, no exceptions. Scholarships will be awarded at the Graduate Celebration. We are still working on what that will look like, but we will let you know as soon as possible. The Leftwich Scholarship will use the same application as the others. Anyone applying for the Leftwich Scholarship must also complete the FAFSA application and submit it online. After you receive the Student Aid Report which shows the expected family contribution, please forward a copy in an envelope marked “Confidential” to Ken Black at NRUMC.
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