Children and Youth
Scholarship Committee Mission
Recognizing the power of education, the responsibility to explore new possibilities, and the commitment to further both knowledge and understanding, the Scholarship Committee of Peoples Congregational United Church of Christ is committed to managing the financial resources provided by our Church to promote the academic and professional aspirations of our members and the community.
Scholarship Committee Members
Veronica L. Parham-Dudley
Committee Frequently Asked Questions
Q1. What is the Mission of the Scholarship Committee?
A1. Recognizing the power of education, the responsibility to explore new possibilities, and the commitment to further both knowledge and understanding, the Scholarship Committee of Peoples Congregational United Church of Christ is committed to managing the financial resources provided by our Church to promote the academic and professional aspirations of our members and the community.
Q2. What does the Scholarship Committee do?
A2. The Scholarship Committee supports the advancement of higher education of our church members and the community by:
Managing and making decisions about the financial resources provided by the Church for the scholarship funds in consultation with the Board of Trustees which maintains the scholarship funds
Providing scholarships for partial payment of college tuition and fees
Providing book grants
Providing seminars, workshops, webinars and other opportunities to support students and their families in the pursuit of higher education
Partnering with other church groups and external organizations to advance the understanding, preparation, and opportunities for higher education
Posting and sharing other student internship, scholarship and career opportunities
Q3. How are scholarship funds acquired?
Gifts to the Scholarship Fund
Endowed scholarships or one-time scholarships created by individuals, families or groups in honor or in memory of a person, cause or event.
Q4. What are the membership requirements to serve on the Scholarship Committee?
Q5. Who is eligible for a scholarship?
Anacostia High School
Ballou High School
Benjamin Banneker Academic High School
Cardozo High School
Columbia Heights Educational Campus (formerly Bell
Coolidge Senior High School
Dunbar High School
Eastern High School
Duke Ellington School of the Arts
School Without Walls High School
Theodore Roosevelt Senior High School
Woodrow Wilson High School
H.D. Woodson High School
High School Seniors, who are not Peoples Church members but who are active in the Peoples Church “Community” during their high school years in groups such as the Peoples Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops or Peoples Youth Ministry, are also eligible for Community Scholarships.