Witherell Memorial Education Scholarship Fund

Administered by the Westhampton Cong. United Church of Christ

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Established in 2018 by a bequest from Carol R. Witherell, this fund will provide financial assistance to students of any age seeking education above the secondary level.  To be eligible for a scholarship the applicant must be a resident of Westhampton or an active participant in the life of the Westhampton Congregational United Church of Christ, who:

 

is a current high school senior intending to enroll in a post-secondary program or course of study that leads to a degree or a specialized certification in the coming academic year

 

OR

 

is a student already enrolled in a post-secondary program or course of study that leads to a degree or a specialized certification and intends to continue their studies in the coming academic year

OR

 

is a person who has completed high school/GED not currently enrolled in a post-secondary program or course of study but who intends to enroll in a program in the coming academic year.

 

According to the wishes of Ms. Witherell, awards will be based on financial need, school attendance or work history, community involvement, and evidence of serious interest in furthering your education.  While academic standing may be considered, it will not be the primary determining factor of an award.  All applicants and recipients are eligible to reapply in subsequent years, with repeat awards being made at the discretion of the selection committee.  All information submitted in your application will be kept strictly confidential.

 

All Westhampton residents are equally welcome to apply for this scholarship, and there is no expectation of repayment or requirement for involvement with the Westhampton Congregational Church, United Church of Christ. We believe we are called to love our brothers and sisters as God loves us, freely and without reservation. Our unconditional love is inclusive of all people. We denounce acts of discrimination and violence against any person.  As an open and affirming church, we joyfully welcome all people into our community, regardless of faith background, age, gender, race, sexual orientation, ethnic background, socioeconomic status or physical/mental abilities.