Petersburg First United Methodist Church Memorial Scholarship

Annual scholarship created by Petersburg First United Methodist Church through a generous donation made in memory of Dessie McDade Burton.

Eligibility Criteria

Graduating seniors who attend Pike Central High School or graduating seniors who are members of Petersburg First United Methodist Church.  Applicants must have a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average (4.0 scale) and plan to pursue a two- or four-year degree at any accredited college, university, junior college or vocational school.

Selection Criteria

Selection will be based on applicant’s community activities and involvement (20%), leadership skills (20%), need for the scholarship as described in the Unusual Circumstances section of the application form (20%) missions work or service to the community as demonstrated in the written essay (20%), and membership at Petersburg First United Methodist Church (20%). Applicants receiving the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship, 21st Century Scholarship, or a similar full-tuition scholarship are not eligible to receive the Petersburg First United Methodist Church Memorial Scholarship award.

Supplemental Requirements

  • Written essay (not to exceed two typewritten, double-spaced pages) describing applicant’s short- or long-term missions experience or similar community service activity, the impact it has made on the applicant’s life, and the most important lesson(s) learned.
  • Official grade transcript.

Award Amount

$1,500

Application Deadline

February 24, 2019

Application Access Code

pik

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