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

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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.

Last year a new scholarship was added to the Fifth District Lay Scholarship program; The Bishop’s Graduate Honors Scholarship.  This scholarship is awarded to graduate students who exemplify outstanding academic success, demonstrated leadership skills and abilities, participation in the local church Lay Organization or other church ministries, community service and a commitment to the mission of the African Methodist Episcopal Church.

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

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Scholarship Information:

The deadline for all scholarships is May 15th

2021 Bishop’s Graduate Honors Scholarship is established to assist men and women of the Fifth District to obtain a graduate degree education

2021 Bishop T. Larry Kirkland Scholarship of Excellence is established to assist young men and women of the Fifth District to obtain a college education

2021 Fred J. Stuart Scholarship of Achievement is established to assist deserving young men and women in obtaining a post-secondary education

2021 Lay Community Service Scholarship is established for graduating seniors who have exhibited outstanding Community Service

2021 Lay Leadership Scholarship is established for graduating seniors who have exhibited outstanding Leadership

 

 


 

 

 

Previous Scholarship Awardees

YearNameConference
Bishop’s Graduate Honors Scholarship
2020                                                                                        Natalya RomoSouthern California
T. Larry Kirkland Scholarship of Excellence
2010-2011Andre RichardsSouthern California
2011-2012                                                                                          Meryl WilliamsSouthern California
2012-2013 Toure OwenCalifornia Conference
2013-2014 Peyton BarberMid-West Conference
2014-2015 Alexis WilliamsPacific Northwest
2015-2016 Toure OwenCalifornia Conference
2016-2017 Askia Stewart, Jr.Desert Mountain
2017-2018 Gabrielle KennedyMissouri Conference
2018-2019 Logan RugglesCalifornia Conference
2019-2020 Shirley MageeSouthern California
Fred J. Stuart Scholarship of Achievement
2010-2011 Raven RutledgeSouthern California
2011-2012 Kyra PriceSouthern California
2012-2013 Tonya RussellMissouri Conference
2013-2014 Rukiyah CottonSouthern California
2014-2015 Shaka TerrySouthern California
2015-2016 Morganne WatsonCalifornia Conference
2016-2017 Mikayla StrothersMissouri Conference
2017-2018 Andrew AdegboloSouthern California
2018-2019 Jerimah RigginsSouthern California
2019-2020 Ashaya StewartDesert Mountain
Lay Community Service Scholarship
2014-2015 Ayron LewellanMid-West Conference
2015-2016 Azra CarringtonCalifornia Conference
2016-2017 Samantha DavisPacific Northwest
2017-2018 No Selection
2018-2019 Aisha WattPacific Northwest
2019-2020 Tristyn StewartSouthern California
Lay Leadership Scholarship
2014-2015 Jerry BuckMissouri Conference
2015-2016 DeShon HillMissouri Conference
2016-2017 Jordan BrownMissouri Conference
2017-2018 Maiyo Taylor-JacksonCalifornia Conference
2018-2019 Logan RugglesCalifornia Conference
2019-2020 William Pollard, IIIMid-West Conference


2021 5th District Lay Scholarship Appeal Letter