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2014 Scholarship Recipients

The West Ohio Conference is pleased to announce the 25 West Ohio students who will receive Next Generations Leadership scholarships for the 2013-14 academic year. Through the generous donations received during The United Methodist Student Day Offering as well as funding through the conference's Connectional Ministries area, the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry and the  West Ohio Conference provides scholarships to qualified West Ohio undergrad students who are attending accredited institutions of higher education. The Next Generation Leadership Undergraduate Scholarships are awarded to support young students in their pursuit of God’s calling in their lives, becoming strong leaders here and across the denomination.

The various scholarship categories listed below support students with a range of goals, backgrounds, needs and abilities. Students who were chosen for the scholarships are active members of a United Methodist Church in West Ohio and have demonstrated strong achievement, involvement and leadership in their churches, schools and communities. Each student provided two letters of reference that spoke to their character as well as transcripts showing their dedication to academic success. It is the hope of the West Ohio Conference and Next Generations Leadership Team that these and all West Ohio students gain the strength, courage and wisdom in their education, faith and calling this fall.

$3,000 Ethnic Minority and Leadership Scholarship

The students chosen for this award are active members of a West Ohio United Methodist Church who are incoming freshmen of ethnic origin at any United Methodist college or university, with a 2.5 GPA minimum, and demonstrated financial need.

Molly Chow

 First United Methodist, Newark

 Attending Ohio Northern University


$690 Merit Scholarships

Students chosen for this award are active members of a West Ohio United Methodist Church and are chosen based on academic achievement (must have 3.0 GPA minimum); church, school, and community involvement; financial need; special preparation for ministry or other service or a combination of these factors.

Kelley Lewis 
Bellefontaine United Methodist Church,Bellefontaine
Attending Ohio Northern University
Jennifer Leskovac 
Harlem Road United Methodist
Church, Galena
Attending MTSO

$1000 Leadership Scholarships

Students chosen for this award are active members of a West Ohio United Methodist Church who have demonstrated leadership ability in church, school, and community, and have maintained a minimum 2.5 GPA.

Jana Choberka  
Alexandria  United Methodist, Alexandria
Attending University of Toledo

$750 Leadership Scholarships

Students chosen for this award are active members of a West Ohio United Methodist Church who have demonstrated leadership ability in church, school, and community, and have maintained a minimum 2.5 GPA.

Macy Conrad
Grace  United 
Methodist Church,
New Holland 
Attending Wooster College  

Leah Phillip
Powell United
Methodist Church, Powell
Attending Ohio Northern University

$500 Leadership Scholarships

Students chosen for this award are active members of a West Ohio United Methodist Church who have demonstrated leadership ability in church, school, and community, and have maintained a minimum 2.5 GPA.

Elizabeth Burns

Community United Methodist Church, Circlevile Attending Wittenburg University  

Emily Burns

Community United Methodist Church, Circleville Attending Ohio Wesleyan University

 
Taylor Dratwa
Trinity  United Methodist Church 
Attending Ohio State University 

Delaney Hill
Lafayette United Methodist Church, London 
Attending Baldwin Wallace University
Mary Julien
West Park United Methodist Church, Columbus  
Attending Otterbein University

Rebecca Lybarger

Rebecca Lybarger
Troy First United Methodist Church, Troy
Attending Cedarville University
Dominic Mejia
Wesley United Methodist Church, Bryan  
Attending Ohio Wesleyan University
Kaitlyn Napoli
Linworth United Methodist Church, Columbus 
Attending Miami University
Caroline O'Connor
Church of the Master UMC,  Westerville   Attending Taylor University  
Rachel Ramey
Christ United Methodist Church, Centerville 
Attending University of Alabama

$250 United Methodist Commitment Scholarships

Students chosen for this award must be active members of a West Ohio United Methodist Church who have demonstrated leadership and on-going participation in church and community, and have maintained a minimum 2.5 GPA.

Caili Bonor

Zion United Methodist Church, Whitehouse 

Attending University of Toledo 

Jacob Brookes

Bainbridge United Methodist Church, Bainbridge 

Attending Malone University

Emily Christman

Prospect United  Methodist Church,  Prospect   

Attending Ohio State University

 Amber Foster

Frankfort United Methodist Church, Frankfort 

Attending Indiana Wesleyan University

 

Sharon Hayes

Waynesfield United Methodist Church,  Wanyefield Attending Ohio Wesleysn University 

Gregory McCollum

Conerstone United  Methodist Church, Liberty Township 

Attending Ohio State University

Rachel Salyers Hopewell United Methodist Church, Carroll  

Attending Ohio State University       

Ethan Valentine

Faith Community 

Methodist Church, Mason 

Attending Calvin College

Amy Wiles

Millersport United Methodist Church, Millersport

AttendingOhio Northern University