Congratulations to 2012 scholarship recipients

Grace Lutheran Church West Springfield is pleased to congratulate the recipients of its 2012 scholarship awards.

From left: Interim Pastor Bill White; Rebecca, Kim, and Alan Hardy

During a ceremony Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, scholarship awards were presented to congregation members and students Jamie Newhouse and Rebecca Hardy.

Rebecca, daughter of Kim and Alan Hardy, is a 2011 graduate of Westfield High School. She will be entering her second year at AIC in Springfield this fall, studying physical therapy. Jamie, a 2012 graduate of West Springfield High School, is the daughter of Diana and Todd Newhouse. Jamie will to heading to Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston to study architecture.

From left: Diana and Jamie Newhouse; Council President Carol Goulet

Both Girls have been active in the Sunday school program, first as students then as teachers. Last summer Rebecca ran the Summer Sunday program that served a combined group representing all ages of students. Jamie filled that position this year, working with the children to explore the importance of water and tend a vegetable garden.

Grace Lutheran Church West Springfield is proud to help aspiring students afford the cost of higher education via the Grace Lutheran Church Education Fund. To donate to the fund to help next year’s students, checks may be sent to:
Education Fund
c/o Grace Lutheran Church
1552 Westfield Street
West Springfield, MA 01089

Congratulations to Rebecca and Jamie!

Deadline: Grade Education Fund applications due July 17

Those wishing to apply for a grant from the Grace Lutheran Church West Springfield Education Fund are asked to do so by July 17.

This fund to support the youth of our church began in 1985, with a Robert Fleming memorial gift, and has been continually supported with gifts and memorials. Any member of Grace is eligible to apply for funds to further their education.

To apply, please submit a letter or email requesting funds to church secretary Margit Mikulski (mmikulski@gracelutheranonline.com) by July 17. Please include the specific program, course of study or school where you have been accepted, and, if you will be a first-year student, submit a letter of acceptance from the college. Eligibility requirement include – enrollment in a 2- or 4-year degree program, enrollment in a certificate program, or a full-time student.

Apply for a scholarship from the Grace Lutheran Church Education Fund

Grace Lutheran Church West Springfield is proud to help aspiring students afford the cost of higher education via the Grace Lutheran Church Education Fund.

Applicants must be full-time students enrolled in a two- or four-year degree program or a certificate program.  To apply, please send a written letter to: Grace Lutheran Church, 1552 Westfield St., West Springfield, MA 01089 Attn: Education Fund or an email to mmikuski@gracelutheranonline.com that includes details about the specific program, course of study, or school where you have been accepted.  Student beginning study in the fall of 2009 should include a letter of acceptance.

The deadline for application letters is July 19, 2009. Good luck!