Announcement for the Joan M. Barnes Memorial Scholarship

Your church council is pleased to announce a scholarship fund which has been established “for the furtherance of education of college-bound youth who attend Messiah Lutheran Church.”  These $3000 non-renewable scholarships have been funded through the Estate of Joan M. Barnes, a member of our congregation, and they will be awarded to Messiah Youth who are entering or enrolled in post-secondary education, either in an undergraduate college program or at a technical school.

The application process will be available in the Sunday bulletins, monthly newsletter, and on the church website (in the Updates section) as well as on the bulletin board in the narthex.  Applications for this year must be received in the church office by 3PM on Monday, May 20th and will not be considered after that date and time. The recipient(s) will be announced at the Church Picnic on June 2, 2019.

As a former educator and life-long Conservative Christian, Joan spent many hours planning how these scholarships could help youth of our church fulfill her only requirement: “to make the most of the educational opportunities that are presented to you.”  All together there will be five scholarships of $3000 each available for Messiah Youth in the coming years.  The scholarship money will be sent directly to the post-secondary institution and will only be awarded once to any student.

If you have any questions after you have reviewed the application requirements, please e-mail Sally Bennett at

Sally Bennett, Bob Griffin, and Debbie Walker
Messiah Lutheran Church Scholarship Committee

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