Each year, First Church proudly presents scholarships to graduating high school seniors and continuing education grants to adults and/or students already in college that are or will be working toward an educational goal.
Any First Church members interested in applying for a First Church scholarship must do the following:
High school students must fill out the First Church First Church Scholarship Application 2013 (Form). Deadline for completion is NOON on April 15, 2013. First Church Scholarship Awards
The Allison Tucker Memorial Scholarship
Allison Tucker was a faithful and active member of First Church who gave her heart and her love to the Sunday school program. For the last nine years of her life Allison taught 3rd grade and thrived on getting her young students to ask and answer questions about their faith and find ways to show God’s love in their everyday lives. Allison’s legacy and memory live on in the hearts of her former third graders and in all whose lives she touched.
The Preston Mulrooney Memorial Scholarship
Preston Mulrooney was a man who loved children and who valued education. Having come of age during World War II, he left high school to enlist in the Army. When the war ended, Preston returned to his job at Metropolitan Life Insurance Company and went on to enjoy a successful career. But he never stopped wishing that he’d had an opportunity to go to college. The Preston Mulrooney Memorial Scholarship was established by his family in 2006. Combining the two most important values in Preston’s life, children and education, his family hopes to help young people realize the dream of earning a college degree.
The Mildred Locke Memorial Scholarship
Mildred Locke was an energetic member of First Church for many years. Upon her death in 1984, the first scholarship fund established at First Church was named in her honor. The Mildred Locke Memorial Scholarship continues to be awarded because of donations to the First Church scholarship fund.
The Evans Family Scholarship
Gil Evans, Reverend Jeff’s father, had an innate ability to relate to teenagers and young adults. Throughout his life he served as a mentor, confidante or advisor to many young people, in his work life as a personnel manager and employment counselor, through his church life as a Sunday School Superintendent and youth volunteer, and as a resource to his own children and their friends. He took delight in sharing young people’s experiences, offering what he could, and watching them live into their dreams.
The David Bertsch Memorial Scholarship
David was a man who loved music, First Church and life itself. Dave Bertsch served as a Deacon, Choir Member, and Biblical Storyteller for the Sunday school.
The First Church Memorial Scholarship
The Memorial Scholarship is lovingly given to honor and remember those special people who have tirelessly encouraged the pursuit of higher education and academic excellence. Funding for this annual award is given anonymously each year.
Continuing Education Grant
The Continuing Education grant has been made available to help students already enrolled in college working toward undergraduate or graduate degrees.