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Fairhope UMC Scholarships

The Fairhope United Methodist Scholarships are given to applicants whose character and accomplishments make them worthy representatives of Fairhope United Methodist Church. Awards are granted to full-time students based on a priority list unique to each scholarship.  Although not exclusive prerequisites, all of the other FUMC scholarships give highest priority to an applicant who is actively involved with Fairhope United Methodist Church and who is preparing for ordained ministry, attending a Methodist institution, or pursuing a church related vocation. Numbers and amounts of each scholarship will depend on annual availability of funds.

*Please Note: Scholarship applications are accepted January 1-31
& are awarded in February.
 


Below is a description of each Scholarship:

THE ROBERT BRUCE AND MARY ADAMS GIBSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP is given in memory of a wonderful couple and outstanding church members Robert B. Gibson and Mary Adams Gibson. This scholarship is given annually to applicants whose character and accomplishments make them worthy representatives of Fairhope United Methodist Church and of Robert Bruce and Mary Adams Gibson.

THE ROBERT BRYAN  & NANCY CARR MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP is given in memory of Robert Bryan & Nancy Carr, a deeply committed United Methodist couple, serving in various capacities of leadership over their lifetime. This scholarship is given annually to applicants whose character and accomplishments make them worthy representatives of Fairhope United Methodist Church and of Robert Bryan & Nancy Carr.

THE FRANCIS C. and MARGARET WILSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP is given in memory of a beloved couple who gave countless hours of service to the United Methodist Church.  It was the desire of the Wilson's to encourage Christian service by making this scholarship available.


THE DAVID DUCHENE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
is given in memory of David Duchene and is available to anyone who is a member of Fairhope United Methodist Church, regardless of the college or vocational preference. 

 

THE UNITED METHODIST WOMEN SCHOLARSHIP in keeping with their purpose of service to women, children and youth, this scholarship is available to women who are related to Fairhope United Methodist church, regardless of the college attended or vocational preference.
 

THE BUTGEREIT MISSION SCHOLARSHIP is given in honor / memory of a couple instrumental in the field of mission & outreach at Fairhope UMC, Elsie & the late, Roy Butgereit. This scholarship is available for a graduating senior active in the area of missions at Fairhope UMC.  

 

THE LIVING WORD CLASS SCHOLARSHIP is given to a deserving student or students in memory of Diedre Lee, Shirley Smith & Jerry Byars. This scholarship is available for students who are presently seniors in high school & also those who have graduated and are entering or re-entering their pursuit of a higher education. The student must be a member of Fairhope UMC and be currently active in church programming & worship.

 

THE HOMECOMING CLASS SCHOLARSHIP will be awarded to a deserving student or students whose character and accomplishments make them worthy representatives of Fairhope United Methodist Church. This scholarship is available for students who are presently seniors in high school & also those who have graduated and are entering or re-entering their pursuit of a higher education. The student must be a member of Fairhope UMC and be currently active in church programming & worship.