The 5th District Lay Organization

of the African Methodist Episcopal Church

Scholarship Program

Greetings in the name of Jesus – To whom much is given, much is required. Luke 12:48

On behalf of the 5th District AME Lay Organization, we want to extend an invitation to the students of the 5th District to apply for one of four scholarship opportunities.  We offer merit-based, and non-traditional, scholarships for high school seniors and college students, aimed to provide that “little extra” funding that helps round out your financial package.  Scholarships range from $1,000 – $1,500 depending on the scholarship.  And, these scholarships can be used at any college or university in the United States.

But our Scholarships are about much more than financial support. It’s about giving back to those who are focused on achievement and the Lord.

In these turbulent times, we have an obligation to ensure that each and every student who wants an education, gets the support they need.  We have not seen the current level of attacks on Black youth and churches in a generation.  The scholarship committee applauds the Lay Organization’s support of social justice as taught by the Great Teacher.

We, as the Lay Organization scholarship committee, press forward to ensure that deserving African-American students have opportunities to achieve a degree in Higher Education.  Black Lives Matter!

Here are the 2017 scholarship applications that have a response deadline of May 15, 2017. Please read the directions for each application carefully and note: Each candidate may only apply for one scholarship, out of the four opportunities.  Failure to comply with all requirements is an automatic disqualification.

Respectfully Submitted,

Anita West-Ware and the following:

5th District Lay Organization 

 

Scholarship Committee

  • Anita West – Ware, Chair – Desert Mountain
  • Verda Bradley, Southern California
  • Roxanne Buchanan, Pacific Northwest
  • Jean Crim, California
  • Phyllis Kitchen, Mid-West
  • Nona Simpkins, Missouri
  • Janice Brown., Desert Mountain

2017 Scholarship Information:

The Bishop T. Larry Kirkland Scholarship of Excellence is awarded to a returning college student who demonstrate educational excellence

Fred J. Stuart Scholarship of Achievement is awarded to high school seniors who have achieved

Lay Leadership Scholarship is awarded to high school seniors who have demonstrated leadership throughout high school

Lay Community Service Scholarship is awarded to high school seniors who are active in their community

 

Scholarship Awardees

Year

Name

Conference

Larry Kirkland Scholarship Of Excellence

 

 

2010 – 2011

Andre Richards

Southern California

2011 – 2012

Meryl William

Southern California

2012 – 2013

Toure Owen

California

2013 – 2014

No Selection

 

2014 – 2015

Alexis Williams

Pacific Northwest

2015 – 2016

Toure Owen

California

2016 – 2017

Askia Stuart

Desert Mountain

Fred J. Stuart Scholarship of Achievement

 

 

2010 – 2011

Raven Rutledge

Southern California

2011 – 2012

Kyra Price

Southern California

2012 – 2013

Tonya Russell

Missouri

2013 – 2014

Rukiyah Cotton

Southern California

2014 – 2015

Peyton Barber

Mid-West

2015 – 2016

Shaka Terry

Southern California

2015 – 2016

Morganne Watson

California

2016- 2017

Blake Ferrell

Missouri

Lay Community Service

 

 

2014 – 2015

Ayron Lewellan

Mid-West

2015 – 2016

Azra Carrington

California

Lay Leadership

 

 

2014 – 2015

Jerry Buck

Missouri

2015 – 2016

DeShon Hill

Missouri

2016 – 2017

Jordan Brown

Missouri

2016 – 2107

Patrick Buck

Missouri