Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church honored 21 Cumberland County students with scholarships on Sunday, May 19. Fourteen of these students were in attendance at the 11 a.m. service. Other scholarship winners this year but who were not able to attend the service are Blaklee Garrett, Fiona Retzer, Amy Spears, Amanda Walker, Cassie Wyatt, Paula York and Brian Young.
Students must already attend or have been accepted at a university, college or technical school in Tennessee, have maintained at least a 3.0 grade average, and be residents of Cumberland County in order to be eligible for this scholarship.
Four students have received this scholarship in the past. Fifteen students are 2013 high school graduates and two students are non-traditional students, having graduated from high school prior to this year.
Scholarship winners this year are presently attending or will begin with the fall semester at the following schools in Tennessee: Tennessee Tech, University of Tennessee, East Tennessee State, Lincoln Memorial University, Carson Newman, Martin Methodist, Belmont University, Cumberland University and Roane State.
The FFGUMC Scholarship Fund was established in 1991 when Becky Pittman donated monies in memory of her son, Stephen Link. Since then, many individuals and church organizations annually donate money to the Scholarship Fund. Since its inception, 289 students from Cumberland County have benefitted from this scholarship.