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Scholarships

MPC offers several scholarships to assist with continuing education.

Scholarship Opportunities

Memorial Presbyterian Church is proud and blessed to offer scholarships for youth and adults looking into higher education. Each scholarship has different requirements and benefits. All grants will be paid only to accredited colleges and universities for pursuit of an academic degree. The memorial scholarships are administered by the Scholarship Committee of the Memorial and Special Gifts Committee or by the Youth Ministry Team in consultation with the Associate Pastors.

MPC is extremely grateful to the families, volunteers, and institutions that support and encourage the education of our church family and community as they are the heart and future of Memorial Presbyterian and our world. These awards go a tremendous way towards encouraging the pursuit of dreams and careers. Gratitude is expressed to the respective families who make these awards possible.

For further information on any of these scholarships, please contact us.


Community Scholarships

The Charlotte B. Currie Memorial Scholarship

$1,500 per year for 4 years
This award is granted to six graduating high school seniors within Midland County high schools for the purpose of college education and the  eventual completion of a Bachelor’s degree. This scholarship is intended to promote leadership and productive citizenship by making higher education facilities available to young men and women of the Midland County area who would find it difficult to secure an education without this assistance. Applications are available in the early Spring through high school guidance offices. 

The Laurie Ann Karpiuk-Dickerson Memorial Scholarship

$1,000
This award is granted annually and is a one-time award to a graduating senior from H.H. Dow High School for the purpose of college education and the eventual completion of a Bachelor’s degree. The criteria for this award includes academic merit, financial need, service to schools, service to church and service to the community. Applications are available in the early Spring from the H.H. Dow High School guidance office. 

The Beth Ann Hodges Memorial Scholarship

$1,000
This scholarship is a one-time award, granted to a graduating high school senior with plans to attend a college or university whose program would lead to the eventual completion of a Bachelor’s degree. Students graduating from H.H. Dow High school or Midland High School are eligible. Applications are available in the early spring from the high school guidance offices. Awarding of the scholarship will be based on need, merit and service to the community, school, and church. Special attention will be given to experience and talent in the field of vocal music.

The Operation Fun Anniversary Scholarship

$1,000
In memory of Marilyn Joy Hoshaw, this award is granted to a graduating high school senior who is a resident of Mills Township for the purposes of college education and the eventual completion of a Bachelor’s degree. Special consideration is given to students who are alumni of the Operation Fun Day Camp program or its staff.  Applications are available in the early spring through the H. H. Dow High School guidance office and the North Midland Community Center.  

The Dale Thomas Dean Memorial Scholarship

$1,000
This one-time award is granted to a graduating high school senior within Midland county. The purpose of the award is college education. The candidate must have received acceptance into an accredited academic college or university for the succeeding year.

 

MPC Member Scholarships

The Mark Sheldon Putnam Memorial Scholarship

$2,000
This award is granted to a youth or young adult whose family holds membership in the Memorial Presbyterian Church and is attending a college or university in the State of Michigan whose program would lead to the completion of a  Bachelor’s degree. The award has the ability to be renewed for a second year. Applications are distributed from Memorial Presbyterian Church in the early spring.

The George and Jean Metcalf Memorial Scholarship

$1,000
This one-time award is given to a graduating high school senior whose family holds membership in the Memorial Presbyterian Church for the purpose of college education and eventual completion of a Bachelor’s degree. 

The Cynthia Christine Ring Memorial Scholarship

$1,000
This award is given annually to a graduating high school senior who is a member of Memorial Presbyterian Church for the purposes of college education and the eventual completion of a Bachelor’s degree. Applications are distributed from Memorial Presbyterian Church in the early spring

The Winston Trust Memorial Scholarship

Amount Varies
This award is available to graduating seniors, who are members of Memorial Presbyterian Church, and attending a college or university  affiliated with the Presbyterian Church, U.S.A. (ex: Alma College)

National Presbyterian College Scholarships

Amount Varies
These awards are granted to graduating high school seniors within the church for the purposes of college education at institutions affiliated with the Presbyterian Church, U.S.A. Applications are available in the winter online at www.pcusa.org/financialaid/scholarships.htm

 

Adult Scholarship

Jean & J. Lawrence Amos Endowed Adult Scholarship Fund

$3,500
This scholarship is for a person desiring to return to school to complete a degree/certification that improves their marketable skills for employment to support themselves/family. Must be at least 21 years of age. This scholarship is based on financial need and all applicants must be a resident of Midland county for at least one year. They must have obtained a high school diploma or equivalency and will need to go through an interview. Application available to download here.