Trinity Foundation Scholarships

The Trinity Foundation is pleased to announce that it will offer scholarships again this year to Trinity members for undergraduate and graduate studies. Applications are now available in the Welcome Center and online here.

Completed applications must be returned to the church office by 12 Noon on Friday, March 31. These scholarships are made possible because families and friends have established scholarship funds through the Trinity Foundation.

Download Applications

Download scholarship applications by using the links below. Please choose the appropriate application for graduate or undergraduate studies.

Traditional Scholarship Descriptions

The Trinity Foundation Scholarship Funds

The J. Stuart Graham, Jr. Family Scholarship Fund:
This scholarship fund was established by family and friends in memory J. Stuart Graham, Jr., his wife, Alma T. Graham, and their son, Bruce Woodard Graham, active and involved members of Trinity United Methodist Church. It was fully endowed by a generous donation from the Suhor-Graham Foundation in 2013.

The applicant should be:

      1. A member of Trinity United Methodist Church who has financial need and exhibits scholastic achievement;
      2. An active participant in church, school and community related activities;
      3. A student who is beginning or continuing his or her education at an accredited college or university.

The Scholarship Committee of The Trinity Foundation, with the approval of The Trinity Foundation, will select the recipient.

The L. E. Galaspie Scholarship Fund:
In recognition of his integrity, discipline, industry and lifelong interest in education for himself and for others, a scholarship fund was established by Kathleen Garrison Galaspie in loving memory of her late husband, Lee Edward Galaspie. The purposes and various provisions pertaining to the fund and to scholarship recipients are set forth below:

PURPOSES: To provide Christian leadership in the Business and Professional Communities; To provide financial and moral support to one or more students who desire and deserve to pursue higher education.

QUALIFICATIONS:

      1. A member of Trinity United Methodist Church, either currently or formerly active in the church
      2. One desiring to start or continue his or her education in college, university, or other educational institution where accepted
      3. One who has financial need, general merit and promise of academic success.

THE SCHOLARSHIP:
The field of endeavor of recipient is not restricted so long as it is honorable.
A Scholarship Committee of The Trinity Foundation will select the recipient with the approval of The Trinity Foundation.

The David C. Ekey Scholarship Fund:

This scholarship fund is dedicated to the glory of God and in loving memory of Dr. David C. Ekey, by his family.
In recognition of his continued quest for knowledge and his firm belief that knowledge would help to a better quality of life, this scholarship has been established to provide financial and moral support to a student who wishes to continue education at the college level.

The applicant should be:

        1. A member of Trinity United Methodist Church who has financial need and exhibits scholastic potential
        2. An active participant in church, school and community related activities
        3. A student who would be beginning or continuing his/her education at an accredited college or university.

The Scholarship Committee of The Trinity Foundation, with the approval of The Trinity Foundation, will select the recipient.

The McClure Scholarship Fund:

The McClure Scholarship honors William G. McClure, Jr., a longtime teacher in Trinity’s Church School and a member of the choir. The Outreach Class originated the idea to honor Bill McClure with a scholarship in his name. That class raised the money by preparing a Trinity Cookbook and with other projects. The Trinity Foundation administers this endorsement fund and the income is used for this scholarship. The McClure Scholarship was awarded for the first time in 1989.
The applicant should be:

  1. A member of Trinity United Methodist Church;
  2. Ready to start college or be completing the first year of college;
  3. One who has financial need, general merit and promise of  academic success;
  4. One who is or has been involved in church related activities.

The Scholarship Committee of The Trinity Foundation will select the
recipient with the approval of The Trinity Foundation.

The Alysia Burton Basmajian Scholarship Fund:

A scholarship fund was established by family and friends of Alysia Burton Basmajian after she lost her life in the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in 2001. Alysia was active in the youth activities as an Acolyte, captain of the Clown Ministry, and a member of the Makarios singing group.

The applicant should be:

      1. A member of Trinity United Methodist Church who has financial need and exhibits scholastic achievement;
      2. An active participant in church, school and community related activities, with an emphasis on church and acolyte involvement;
      3. A student who would be beginning or continuing his/her education at an accredited college or university.

The Scholarship Committee of The Trinity Foundation, with the approval of the Trinity Foundation, will select the recipient.

 

Virginia Wesleyan College students from Trinity are eligible to apply for the Eugene R. Woolridge, Jr. and Jane Smith Woolridge Scholarship, established by Trinity UMC and Virginia Beach UMC to honor our former minister and his wife.

Contact Melanie Sanchez at 757-455-3345 in the Financial Aid department of the college to apply or for more information.