The McKinley Presbyterian Church and Foundation are pleased to announce scholarship opportunities for the 2019-2020 academic school year. Scholarship awards range from $500 to $2,000.
PRESBY HALL FRESHMAN SCHOLARSHIP
The Presby Hall Freshman Scholarship awards $500 to incoming freshmen who are Illinois residents and participate in a guided tour of Presby Hall. The award is doubled to $1,000 for students who choose to live at Presby Hall. Requirements: Incoming Freshman at University of Illinois, Urbana – Champaign, Illinois resident, participant in guided tour of Presby Hall. One scholarship is being awarded every month throughout the leasing season, so the sooner you apply, the better your chances.
The Ullman Scholarship is named for the late Rina Ullman of Urbana, Illinois. Ullman was a faithful member of McKinley Memorial Presbyterian Church and a member of the church choir. She was also an enthusiastic music lover!
The Ullman Scholarship is an award of $1,000 to $2,000 and is available exclusively to residents of Presby Hall at the University of Illinois, both freshmen and upperclassmen. Other considerations include financial need, civic engagement and academic achievement. Special consideration is given to students pursuing the study of music. To apply, complete the application form and submit the requested supporting materials. Deadline: Monday, May 20.
WERT SCHOLARS FUND
The Wert Scholars Fund is named for the late Charles A. Wert, a member and elder of McKinley Memorial Presbyterian Church, and a professor of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois. The scholarship award varies, but is generally around $2,000.
The Wert Scholarship benefits a student studying for the Christian ministry at any educational institution. The scholarship may also be used for those who are studying for lay minister positions. To apply, complete the application form and submit the requested supporting materials. Applications for this scholarship are accepted on an ongoing basis.