The Christ Episcopal Church Charitable Foundation awarded five scholarships and five educational grants to local students at a ceremony at Christ Church on May 8.
Welcoming the students were Christ Church Associate Rector, the Rev. Remington Slone; Foundation President Melissa Roland; Scholarship Committee Chair Tem Fitch; and the Rev. Thomas P. Reeder, Rector of Christ Church. The scholars also heard from Angela Meuse, who shared her experience as a scholarship recipient in 1994, the first year of this program. The recipients are as follows:
2018 scholarship recipients (four-year Florida pre-paid university plan scholarships to be used at any Florida public university)
2018 educational grants (various award amounts to be used at any college or university)
Since 1994, the Christ Episcopal Church Charitable Foundation has helped 107 young people with their college expenses by awarding 66 four-year and one single year tuition-only scholarships, eight partial tuition-only scholarships and 40 educational grants to Beaches area students in need of financial assistance with their college education.
The Christ Church Charitable Foundation hosts fundraisers throughout the year to fund these scholarships, grants and other outreach projects, including a Christmas house tour in December; golf and tennis tournaments in March at the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club; and the Shared Treasures estate sale.
Scholarships established by Loti Woods and Susi Buckey, as well as the Parker/Woodruff Scholarship, make it possible to offer more students the chance to attend college.