The United Methodist Women of St. Andrews Parish UMC established and awarded their first academic scholarship in 2011. Since that time, through continued funding, they have been able to grant numerous awards to deserving young persons. Their very first award (in 2011) was $300; their 2017 awards will total $1,500.
These awards are made possible by memorials and honorariums, the hard work of the ladies of the UMW and generous donations from congregation members who support various UMW fund raisers.
Applications for this year’s awards were received from March 1st to April 1st and were evaluated by a Scholarship Committee. Payment of each award will occur at the end of the recipient’s successful completion of the fall semester.
2017 UMW Scholarship Awards
Congratulations to this year's scholarship recipients, English Laserna and Mary Wagenbrenner!
English will be graduating May 31st, from Academic Magnet High School where she took eight Advanced Placement courses including Biology, Calculus, Literature, US Government and Economics. She plans to attend Clemson University, where she will study Biological Science prior to attending medical school. Recent contemplation has also led her to consider Bioengineering as a potential major leading to medical school and a career in ophthalmology. Her realistic view of the financial needs of such a career path, as well as her outstanding academic qualifications, and an outstanding GPA make her a worthy candidate for the UMW Scholarship.
English will receive a $750 scholarship certificate, payable at the end of the fall 2017 semester.
Mary graduated high school in 2016 and is currently enrolled at the College of Charleston where she is majoring in Early Childhood Education. Her extensive volunteer work with children here at SAPUMC (in the nursery, VBS, etc.) and her experience as a Teacher Cadet in a first grade class at Drayton Hall Elementary School have inspired a career in education. Mary's hard work, passion and dedication make her a worthy candidate for this year’s award.
Mary will also receive a $750 scholarship certificate, payable at the end of the fall 2017 semester.
Congratulations to both of these young ladies! To learn more about this scholarship opportunity and other UMW missions, please see Letha Henry on Sunday mornings or attend a UMW meeting.