Scholarships 2023

Scholarships 2023

Blaine Memorial Educational Scholarships 2023

By Michelle Vaughan,Scholarship Chair

Applications for Blaine’s Educational Scholarships is now open through May 17, 2023!

The Blaine Memorial United Methodist Church Educational Scholarships are designed to support the mission of the church through supporting a multitude of educational opportunities. We are proud to have helped students in their pursuit of continuing education since 1968. We encourage all applicants; from those just entering their next phase of education to those returning to complete or pursue continued education. 

We are blessed to offer the following scholarships: the Vera Ing Scholarship, Blaine Memorial United Methodist Church Scholarship, Yasuda Scholarship, William S. Yorozu Scholarship, and the Robert S. Sato Scholarship. The Scholarships will be awarded under the following criteria:

Vera Ing Community College/Trade School Scholarship

Established in 2016. Award(s) will be made to those pursuing continued education through community colleges and/or technical/trade schools. Other Eligibility Opportunities/Community Based Internships: For students who choose to intern at a nonprofit or community organization, where little or no compensation is offered, a scholarship is available. The internship period could be during the school year and/or summer months. Applicant will provide description of their opportunity.

Robert S. Sato Scholarship

Award(s) will be made to a college undergraduate and/or graduate student pursuing a degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics or related fields of study.

Yasuda Scholarship

Award(s) will be made to high school seniors or college undergraduate.

William S. Yorozu Scholarship

Two award(s) will be made, one for a college sophomore, junior or senior, then to a graduate student.

Blaine Memorial Scholarship

Award(s) will be made to high school senior, community college, technical/trade school, college undergraduate or graduate student.

Email or contact the church office to access scholarship information. All scholarships will consider, but are not limited to, elements such as grades (if applicable), personal essay and church participation. 

Applications and two (2) letters of recommendation must be received no later than May 17, 2023 for consideration. We are looking forward to applicants excited about pursuing their education. 

Michelle Vaughan serves as Scholarship Chair for Blaine Memorial UMC.

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