Since this program began in 2002, the Saint Matthew Foundation has provided over $60,000 in scholarships and grants. Awards are made to members of Saint Matthew who are continuing their education beyond high school at a two or four-year college or university, an accredited vocational school or in Christian Leadership Training.
To be considered, applicants must have demonstrated Christian values, regularly participated in Saint Matthew programs and served as a mentor or an inspiration to others as they grow in Christ.
The Saint Matthew Lutheran Church Foundation Committee is pleased to announce a scholarship opportunity for college students who are or have been affiliated with Saint Matthew. The 2019 Barrett Scholarship will be awarded to an individual who is or will be attending a four year college or university.
To be eligible for the 2019 Barrett Scholarship a student:
- Must be classified as at least a Junior by the beginning of the Fall term in 2019 when the scholarship is awarded.
- Must be or have been associated with Saint Matthew Lutheran Church in Walnut Creek.
- Must be continuing their faith journey while attending college.
- Must fully complete the application and references.
In recognition of the ministry and service of Pastor William Barrett, for whom this scholarship is named, those students studying in a “Helping Profession” (i.e., social services, ministry, medical fields, education, etc.) will receive preferential consideration.
Recipients will be selected using criteria that include academic performance, current church and community service, and the applicant’s continuing spiritual growth and testimony.
As Jesus said, “For the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many” (Mark 10:45). The Saint Mathew Foundation hopes, through this scholarship, to help students who wish to help others.
Please share this information with the students in your family or others that you know who would qualify as described above. If you have immediate questions, please contact the Foundation Committee through the Saint Matthew Office. Applications (including letters of recommendations) are due by Friday, July 12, 2019, and the scholarship will be awarded in August 2019.