African Methodist Episcopal Church Fifth Episcopal District Lay Organization

To: Members of the Fifth Episcopal District
From: Dr. Dorothy Vails-Weber, Scholarship Chairperson
Subject: Fifth Episcopal District Lay Organization Scholarship Program

 

 

 

Dear Members of the Fifth Episcopal District,

Greetings in the Name of our Lord and Savior, I greet you on behalf of the Fifth District Lay Organization and the young men and women of the District. The organization has joined with the young people of the district to assist them in “Claiming their inheritance”. With a post- secondary education, the young adults of the Fifth District will have a greater capacity to participate in the multitude of opportunities offered in the 21st century.

It is to this end that we solicit your support on behalf of the young adults of the Fifth Episcopal District. They belong to all of us, clergy and laity; Lay Organizations, Missionary Societies, Presiding Elder’s Councils, Women in Ministry, and the Ministerial Alliances. We solicit the support of your organization at every level of the Fifth Episcopal District; local, conference and Episcopal District for the Fred J. Stuart and T. Larry Kirkland scholarships.

The Fred J. Stuart scholarship of Achievement is awarded to graduating high school seniors, and the T. Larry Kirkland Scholarship of Excellence is awarded to college students returning to a post-secondary institution. Recently we added two additional scholarships: The Lay Leadership Scholarship, awarded to high school seniors who have demonstrated leadership throughout high school; and the Lay Community Service Scholarship, awarded to high school seniors who are active in their community. Each scholarship will assist our young adults with much needed financial resources in the pursuits of higher education.

We are prayerful that your organization will make a financial contribution to the Scholarship fund of the Fifth Episcopal District Lay Organization. Attached are the applications for the four scholarships we offer. We appreciate your support, and we are already praising God for your generosity.

Blessings & Thanksgiving
Dr. Dorothy Vails-Weber, Scholarship Chairperson Fifth Episcopal District Lay Organization

Mr. Simeon P. Rhoden Jr., President Fifth Episcopal District Lay Organization

 

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 and pursuing post-secondary education.

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

 

Previous 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

2017 – 2018

Askia Stewart, Jr.

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

2017- 2018

Andrew Adegbolo

Southern California

Lay Community Service

 

 

2014 – 2015

Ayron Lewellan

Mid-West

2015 – 2016

Azra Carrington

California

2017 – 2018

Logan Ruggles

California

Lay Leadership

 

 

2014 – 2015

Jerry Buck

Missouri

2015 – 2016

DeShon Hill

Missouri

2016 – 2017

Jordan Brown

Missouri

2016 – 2107

Patrick Buck

Missouri