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Aldersgate Awards 11 Scholarships

Scholarship recipients Natalie Hurd, Rosie Vita, Katherine McPherson, Trevor Woods and Ben Aleixo with Aldersgate Endowment chair Roger Amole.

Scholarship recipients Natalie Hurd, Rosie Vita, Katherine McPherson, Trevor Woods and Ben Aleixo with Aldersgate Endowment chair Roger Amole. Photo Contributed

— The Aldersgate Permanent Endowment Committee has awarded a total of 11 scholarships for the 2013-14 school year. Eight awards were college scholarships and three were seminary scholarships.

In order to be eligible, applicants were required to be members or regular attendees of Aldersgate Church. The criteria used for selection were: financial need, academic achievement, participation in Aldersgate Church activities, and participation in community activities. Selections were made by the Endowment Committee based on the applications and interviews of each candidate.

College scholarships for $1,000 each were awarded to: Ben Aleixo, Natalie Hurd, Katherine McPherson, Laura-Paige Mertins, Dan Murray, Tonette Stapleton, Rosie Vita and Trevor Woods. Seminary scholarships for $1,500 each were awarded to Andrew DiAntonio and Teer Hardy. Funds for an additional seminary scholarship of $1,000 were provided to Wesley Theological Seminary for a student on its list of qualified eligibles.

These scholarships were made possible by contributions from Aldersgate members, who previously established endowment funds, to provide financial assistance for Aldersgate students in pursuing college or seminary degrees.