Kathryn Nation has been awarded the 2017-18 Walter Russell Lambuth scholarship, according to an announcement by the Memphis Conference Board of Higher Education and Campus Ministry during the 2017 Memphis Annual Conference in June in Collierville, Tennessee.
The scholarship is one example of how the Memphis Conference of The United Methodist Church “invests in young people,” one of its “four areas of focus,” according to Dr. Joe Geary, director of Connectional Ministries for the Memphis Conference.
Nation is a student at Martin Methodist College (MMC) in Pulaski, Tennessee, and a member of Baker’s Chapel United Methodist Church in Big Sandy, Tennessee. Her award is for $2,333.89 for the 2017-18 school year.
Award amounts for the Lambuth scholarship vary from year to year, based on investment performance of the scholarship fund, explained Geary.
The scholarship fund is administered by the United Methodist Foundation for the Memphis and Tennessee Conferences, which forwards the money to Nation’s school. MMC is a United Methodist institution, a requirement to receive the Lambuth scholarship. Click here for a list of United Methodist educational institutions.
April 1 was the deadline to apply for 2017-18 scholarship. Click here for more information about the application process.
The Lambuth scholarship fund was created after the closing of Methodist-affiliated Lambuth University in Jackson, Tennessee, in 2011. The Lambuth campus is now part of the University of Memphis.
**Article courtesy of Memphis Conference UMC News