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Congratulations Scholarship Award Recipients

Through the generosity of many donors past and present, the Mission Support Team is honored to award scholarships to worthy recipients from the church family each year.  Listed below are the recipients for the 2024-2025 academic year.

The John Keith Knopf Scholarship Award was established in memory of Keith Knopf, a talented young musician who was active in church choirs at Beargrass when he died suddenly at the age of 16 in 1977.  The scholarship is awarded to an individual who shows leadership in church and community activities and has received recognition in the field of music.  This year’s recipient is Seth Jolly.

The R. W. Van Nostrand Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Rev. Dr. Will Van Nostrand, who faithfully served Beargrass for 40 years.  The scholarship is awarded to individuals affiliated with Beargrass to continue their education beyond high school.  This year’s recipients are Ben Brown, Sam Hatfield, Seth Jolly, and Anna Whittle.

The newest scholarship is the Lena Spencer Memorial Scholarship.  Lena passed away in December 2020, and her husband Richard established a new scholarship in her memory.  This year’s recipients are Taylor Sams and Anna Whittle.

All scholarships are for one year.  All recipients are welcome to apply in future years. If you are interested in making a donation to one of the church’s scholarship funds OR establishing a new scholarship, please contact Mission Support Team Leader Mike Puckett ([email protected]).


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