The Synod of the Covenant is delighted to announce that it has awarded more than $40,000 in scholarships to 61 students from 8 presbyteries and 18 churches.  These awards, ranging from $350 to $1500, include winners of the Higher Education Scholarships and COVID/Emergency grants.

The Higher Education Scholarships include 39 bachelor degrees, 6 associate degrees, 1 vocational degree, 2 other degree, and 4 theology scholarships, while 9 students to date have been awarded COVID/Emergency grants. (Applications for this latter grant program can be received until December 4, 2020, through an application at synodofthecovenant.org/synod-ministries/covid-emergency-need-grant.)

Here are the scholarship recipients for the 2020-21 academic year:

Detroit Presbytery

Broadstreet Presbyterian Church
Deshira Longmire, Higher Education
Alison Oglesby, Higher Education

Calvary Presbyterian Church
Aaron Favors, Higher Education
Rahab Gachonjo, Higher Education
Mason Martin, Higher Education
Paul Munn, Higher Education
Elizabeth Ngare, Higher Education
Chase Reynolds, Higher Education
Lauren Reynolds, Higher Education
Nathan Reynolds, Higher Education and COVID/Emergency
Joshua Wills, Higher Education
Sakina Wilson, Higher Education

St. Thomas Community Presbyterian Church
Brooke Coleman, Higher Education
Paige Coleman, Higher Education
Mitchell Williams, Higher Education

Trinity Presbyterian Church
Deja Shipp, Higher Education and COVID/Emergency

Westminster Presbyterian Church
Andrew Palmer, Higher Education
Billa Zama, Higher Education

Eastminster Presbytery

First Presbyterian Church of Warren (OH)
Cara Annondono, Higher Education
Everett Burd, Higher Education
Tavish Burd, Higher Education

Lake Michigan Presbytery

First Presbyterian Church of Holland
Elijah Brown, Higher Education and COVID/Emergency

Brooklyn Presbyterian Church
Logan Recob, Higher Education
Baylee Thompson, Higher Education
Collin Thompson, Higher Education

Mackinac Presbytery

First Presbyterian Church of Escanaba
Madison Ide, Higher Education
Addison Peterson, Higher Education
Haylee Tolman, Higher Education

Northern Lakes Community Church
Hannah Jun, Higher Education

Maumee Valley Presbytery

Hanmi Covenant Presbyterian Church
Doyun Kim, Higher Education
Daniel Lee, Higher Education
Yullie Yun, Higher Education

Miami Valley Presbytery

First Presbyterian Church of Westwood
Noelle Scheper, Higher Education

Westminster Presbyterian Church (Dayton)
Haley Ingram, Higher Education and COVID/Emergency

Presbytery of Scioto Valley

Bethany Presbyterian Church of Columbus
Kalia Lawson, COVID/Emergency
Kyle Lawson, COVID/Emergency

Covenant Presbyterian Church
Tristan Kueper, Higher Education

Ramseyer Presbyterian Church
Shanelle Abbiw, Higher Education
Fredricka Agyekum, Higher Education
Akua Agyen, Higher Education and COVID/Emergency
Wilberforce Doffour Amaning, Higher Education and COVID/Emergency
Kofi Amponsah, Higher Education
Nana Anim-Boateng, Higher Education
Daizy Asante, Higher Education
Nana Kofi Sarpong Brefo, Higher Education
Ben Danso, Higher Education
Akosua Ofosuhene, Higher Education
Priscilla Oppong-Amoh, Higher Education
Wendy Oppong-Amoh, Higher Education
Evelyn Otu-Danquah, Higher Education
Ruth Yeboah, Higher Education

The Presbytery of the Western Reserve

John Knox Presbyterian Church
Colin MacMillan, Higher Education

Rocky River Presbyterian Church
Kathleen Hartzell, Higher Education

These scholarships are funded in part by per capita payments from the almost 700 Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations and more than 100,000 members, mostly in the states of Ohio and Michigan, throughout the Synod of the Covenant.

The Grants Committee includes Lisa Allgood (Cincinnati Presbytery), Betty Angelucci (Eastminster Presbytery), Chip Hardwick (Synod of the Covenant), and Brady Radford (Administrative Commission, Synod of the Covenant).  The words of Colossians 1:9-10 echoed as they considered and distributed these scholarships:

Be assured that from the first day we heard of you, we haven’t stopped praying for you, asking God to give you wise minds and spirits attuned to his will, and so acquire a thorough understanding of the ways in which God works.