2017 Scholarship Recipients

The West Ohio Conference is pleased to announce the five West Ohio students receiving leadership and merit scholarships for the 2017-18 academic year.  

Through the generous donations received during The United Methodist Student Day Offering, as well as funding through the conference's Connectional Ministries office and the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM), several scholarships are awarded to qualified West Ohio students who are attending accredited institutions of higher education. These leadership scholarships are awarded to support young adults in their pursuit of God’s calling in their lives, becoming strong leaders here and across the denomination.

The 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 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 that these and all West Ohio students gain strength, courage, and wisdom in their education, faith, and calling this fall. Scholarships awarded this 2017-18 academic year reach a combined total of $10,335. To learn more, visit www.westohioumc.org/conference/undergraduate-scholarships.


The Call to Leadership Scholarship

Awarded to full time student who has completed one semester full time credit hours; has a minimum 2.5 GPA; demonstrated leadership in church, and school or community; is a member of local United Methodist Church or United Methodist campus ministry.

Alexandra Applegate
California Baptist University
Ginghamsburg United Methodist Church, Tipp City

Kaitlyn Pees
Cedarville University
Village Chapel United Methodist Church, Ashville


The Ethnic Minority Scholarship 

Awarded to an incoming freshman of ethnic origin who plans to attend any United Methodist college or university, has a 2.5 GPA minimum, financial need, and demonstrates leadership.

Jerusha J. Perry
Howard University, Washington DC
Village Chapel United Methodist Church, Ashville


The Merit Scholarship

Awarded through the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHM) through support in from West Ohio church’s participation in the United Methodist Student Day special offering.

Abby Lightle
United Theological Seminary
Anna United Methodist Church

Margaret Thomas
Otterbein University
Church of the Master UM. Westerville