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2024 Cole-Lacy Scholarship Application

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The Cole-Lacy Scholarship Fund is a permanent endowment of the First Presbyterian Church in Pitman, NJ for the purpose of providing annual scholarships for graduating high school seniors or college students.  Preference will be given to students who are members of First Presbyterian Church in Pitman, who are involved in church activities, and who intend to major in education, music or ministry.  However, all fields of study will be considered.  Applications are welcome from high school, trade school, undergrad and graduate students who reside in the following New Jersey counties: Gloucester, Camden, Salem, and Cumberland.

Applicants are required to complete the attached application form and provide a copy of the Student Aid Report generated from their FAFSA application, which includes the Student Aid Index (SAI). To protect your personal information, please submit the SAI page only.  Applicants are also required to prepare a 500-word essay describing their involvement in their faith community, how their faith has shaped them as an individual, and how it will continue to guide their life, and a 2-minute video responding to the question, “Why do you feel that God is calling you to the path that you have chosen?”

Completed applications must be submitted by email to office@pitmanpres.org by noon on May 10, 2024. Under no circumstances will this application deadline be extended.  Any application submitted after the deadline or that is incomplete will not be considered.  Previous applicants are welcome to apply again this year, but the scholarship will not be awarded more than twice to any individual.  Scholarships will be awarded to recipients during worship on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 16th, 2024 at 10;00 a.m. Awardees are strongly encouraged to attend and invite their guests for worship and a celebration during coffee hour following worship.

Questions may be directed to the Cole Lacy Scholarship Committee through the Church Office at (856) 589-1050 or office@pitmanpres.org.