The Church, Society & Mission Committee was pleased to receive over a dozen applications – along with glowing letters of recommendation – for the Borchardt Memorial Grants. All of the applicants were hardworking students who had stories of very difficult hurdles to overcome, which made it even harder to select the candidates to recommend to Session.
Using a grid rating our choices in order, we were able to agree on one candidate for the $1,200 grant. We have two candidates for half grants of $600, if we receive enough For further information, contact Jim Hoogstra at firstname.lastname@example.org in the next few weeks. Our nominated candidates will be presented for Session approval at their meeting in June, and we look forward to announcing them!
Also, please remember that 40% of the Pentecost Offering is distributed directly by Northminster, which has been approved for adding to the Borchardt Grant Fund this year. In this way, we can ensure that we will minimally be able give one full and one half grant to two deserving teens in foster care who graduate for academic year 2018-2019.