The St. Andrew’s Church Foundation administers the following scholarships:

Virginia Anderson Scholarship

W. B. “Pappy” Drennan Scholarship

 

Guidelines for each are as follows:

 

 

Virginia Anderson Scholarship

WHAT IS THE HISTORY & PURPOSE OF THIS FUND?
The recipient(s) of said scholarship to be awarded from the fund are selected by a scholarship committee appointed by the Christian Education Committee. No person shall serve on the committee who has children eligible to receive the scholarship. Scholarships will be awarded annually for the school year beginning with the fall semester of the year in which the award is made. Mr. Anderson is the primary source of the scholarship money; although, it is possible that there will be other donations to this fund. The monetary amount and the number of awards given each year will depend on the amount of interest earned and donations received and will be at the discretion of the Scholarship Committee. It is not required that awards utilize all income or donations in any given year.

 

 

HOW IS THE FUND ADMINISTERED?
The recipient(s) of said scholarship(s) to be awarded from the fund are selected by a scholarship committee appointed by the Christian Education Committee. No person shall serve on said committee who has children eligible to receive the scholarship. Scholarships will be awarded annually for the school year beginning with the fall semester of the year in which the award is made. Mr. Anderson is the primary source of the scholarship money; although, it is possible that there will be other donations to this fund. The monetary amount and the number of awards given each year will depend on the amount of interest earned and donations received and will be at the discretion of the Scholarship Committee. It is not required that awards utilize all income or donations in any given year.

 

 

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
All applicants must be active members of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church. Recipients are chosen on the basis of church participation. In addition and in accordance with the above stated purpose of the Scholarship Fund, applicants must be a student entering his/her first year of higher education. The Scholarship Committee, under exceptional circumstances, may choose to modify these criteria.

 

 

HOW DO I APPLY?
Each applicant must complete a formal application furnished by the Scholarship Committee and must provide the committee with a copy of his/her acceptance letter from the university or college they plan to attend. The application form must reach the church office no later than the deadline date established each year. A copy of the college acceptance letter must be forwarded to the church by August 1 each year. Applicants may be required to meet with the Scholarship Committee for an individual interview at a designated time. Awards will be announced to the recipients and in the church newsletter.  

 

Application deadline: April 20  

 

 

Download Anderson Application 

Anderson Scholarship Application

 


 

 

 

W. B. “Pappy” Drennan Scholarship

WHAT IS THE HISTORY & PURPOSE OF THE FUND?
The Drennan Scholarship Fund was established by a bequest to St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church from W. B. “Pappy” Drennan and a decision by the church to transfer half of this bequest to the St. Andrew’s Church Foundation for scholarships. The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarships for financial assistance to qualified students after they have completed their freshman year or more in an accredited University or college, or first full year in an accredited two year program or trade school. This scholarship is also available for post-graduate studies. Scholarships awarded from this Fund will be designated “Pappy” Drennan Scholarships and will be payable to the institution where the student is enrolled.  The St. Andrew’s Foundation shall have oversight of this Fund.

 

 

HOW IS THE FUND ADMINISTERED?

The recipient(s) of the scholarship to be awarded from the Fund are selected by a Scholarship Committee appointed by the St. Andrew’s Foundation. No person shall serve on the committee who has children eligible to receive the scholarship. Scholarships will be awarded annually for the school year beginning with the fall semester of the year in which the award is made. The monetary amount and the number of awards given each year will depend on the amount of interest earned and any donations received and will be at the discretion of the St. Andrew’s Foundation. It is not required that awards utilize all income or donations in any given year.

 

 

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
All applicants must be members of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church.  Recipients are chosen on the basis of financial need. In addition and in accordance with the above stated purpose of the Scholarship Fund, applicants must be a student who has:

  • completed 24 hours and

  • has maintained at least a 2.5 average on a 4-point scale during their previous year in school.

The Scholarship Committee, under exceptional circumstances, may choose to modify these criteria.

 

 

HOW DO I APPLY?
Each applicant must complete an application furnished by the Scholarship Committee and must provide the Committee with a transcript from the previous semester during which they attended. The application form must be received by the church on or before May 20 each year. In the event that a transcript is not yet available, the application should state by what date it will be furnished. No scholarship will be awarded without a transcript. Also a letter of recommendation from a faculty member at the applicant’s current institution or institution last attended must accompany the application. Applicants may be required to meet with the Scholarship Committee for an interview at a designated time. Awards will be announced to the recipients and in the church newsletter.

 

Application deadline: April 20  

 

 

Download Drennan Application  

 

Drennan Scholarship Application

 

Questions concerning either scholarship should be directed to Martha Pate at mpate@gt.rr.com or (409) 866-5965. Please include contact information with questions.