Fairfield Grace contributes to two distinct scholarship programs for young adults and children in our community.
- Harris Scholarship Fund
- Camp Scholarship Fund
In 1985 a scholarship fund was set up for church members who were furthering their education beyond high school. Named for its founding member, the Harris fund has given financial aid to 66 students since its inception. Funded by donations, income is generated by investments overseen by the treasurer. Eligibility is determined by the level of involvement in church functions which includes attendance at worship services, being active in youth programs and other church sponsored events. Since the scholarships are not limited to youth, adults may serve on committees, choirs, UMW/UMM, and various activities which are ongoing in this active church. Awards are distributed at a service in mid June.
An additional fund was initiated by the son and daughter of long time members in their memory. Awards were given out for three years based on an essay using the topic of how and why they make a difference referencing their past, present and future. Those who received this award are remarkable in their achievements and future plans.
DEADLINE FOR 2020/2021 HARRIS SCHOLARSHIP IS MAY 15th.
In 2010 a camp scholarship fund was offered for youth attending a summer church camp. Enthusiasm is a mild word describing the mood of the children on their return.
Quinipet Camp & Retreat Center, Shelter Island, NY
One of the children in our congregation wrote the following about his time at Camp Quinipet: “I love it there. It is one of my favorite places.”
You can provide your child with a similar experience. Fairfield Grace offers camperships to three New York Annual Conference United Methodist camps:
- Quinipet Camp and Retreat Center, Shelter Island, NY www.quinipet.org
- Epworth Camp and Retreat Center, High Falls, NY www.epworthcenter.com
- Kingswood Camp and Retreat Center, Hancock, NY www.kwcamp.org
Contact the church office for a Camp Scholarship application form.