Scholarship Fund
 

Post-Secondary Youth Scholarship Criteria
French River Lutheran Church

 
A scholarship fund has been established for high school graduates of French River Lutheran Church who will be attending a college or university. Since the origin of the fund in 2010, FRLC has made $26,000 available to graduates of our congregation.

Scholarship certificates will be given to the graduates as part of our annual congregational recognition of graduates. Then, upon receipt of appropriate school registration information and student I.D., our congregational treasurer will issue a check for $500 and send it directly to the school or institution where the student is enrolled, for crediting to his or her account.

The scholarship application form is available on the French River Lutheran Church website (http://frenchriverlutheran.org) under the “Documents” tab. The graduate must complete and submit the scholarship application no later than May 1 of the year the student graduates from high school to be eligible for the scholarship, even if the student defers college for one year. Awards will be equal and are not based on particular merit or need.

The graduate must meet the following requirements to be eligible:
     1. Be a confirmed Lutheran.
     2. Be a member of French River Lutheran Church. 
     3. Students must attend a minimum of 12 FRLC church services between September 1, 2020 and May 1, 2021. To
        document attendance, students must sign the bulletin for the FRLC church service they attended and have the usher
        at that service sign the bulletin. Students need to place the bulletin in their personal scholarship envelope located in
        the Youth mail slot just outside of the church office. It is the responsibility of each student to ensure their signed
        bulletin is in the envelope.
     4. If in-building church services are not held, the student may watch FRLC services online. In order to have an online
        service satisfy the attendance requirement, the student must complete a 3-2-1 reflection form for the online service.
        This form is available on the French River Lutheran Church website (http://frenchriverlutheran.org) under the
        “Documents” tab. To document attendance, students must sign the bulletin for the FRLC online church service and 
        place the reflection form and their signed bulletin in their personal scholarship envelope located in the Youth mail slot
        just outside of the church office. Again, it is the responsibility of each student to ensure their signed bulletins and
        completed reflection forms are in the envelope.
     5. Signed bulletins and/or reflection forms must be in the personal scholarship envelope within four weeks of the
        service. Bulletins/forms submitted later than four weeks after a service will not be accepted.
     6. Submit the scholarship application no later than May 1, 2021.
     7. Strict compliance to the criteria above is required to be eligible for the scholarship.

These criteria reflect our church family’s commitment to support both your faith formation and your postsecondary education.

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