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SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

PPC offers several scholarships to graduating high school members and non-members. The purpose of the scholarship funds available through Philadelphia Presbyterian Church is to grant annually awarded scholarship(s) to deserving members of our church or residents living within the legal corporate town limits of Mint Hill. The awarded scholarship(s) are meant to assist recipients in their studies as a full time student at an accredited college or university. Scholarship funds will be payable and sent directly to the school.

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ALL APPLICATIONS AND REQUIRED SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS ARE DUE BY APRIL 15, 2024   

SCHOLARSHIPS OFFERED

James (Jimmy)
Lee Miller, Jr.

SCHOLARSHIP

Frances McEwen Hunter

SCHOLARSHIP

Elizabeth Caldwell
Junker

SCHOLARSHIP

Anne Tweed and Baxter Bigham Scholarship

SCHOLARSHIP

Undergraduates may apply to one of two James Lee “Jimmy” Miller, Jr. $1,000 Scholarships based on scholastics and/or financial need, strength and determination of character and at least a 3.0 GPA. Graduates may apply for a $2,000 scholarship based on scholastics and/or financial need, strength and determination of character and at least a 3.0 GPA. One of the unique things the applicants for these scholarships are asked to do when applying is to let us know their involvement in Philadelphia Presbyterian Church and the community. This plays a big part in determining the recipient because of Jimmy’s devotion to the youth of this church and his strong belief in keeping them involved and being the hands and feet of Christ. The first thing on his “bucket list” of things he would like to do, if time permitted and funds were no object, was to establish a scholarship for members of our church to help further their education. Please continue to support all our graduates by keeping them in our thoughts and prayers as they take their next steps to becoming future leaders in our church and world. His family is honored to fulfill his wish and would like to thank all those who have supported our young people, kept them in church and will continue to support them throughout their lives.

The Frances McEwen Hunter Scholarship was founded in 1991 to provide a financial need based scholarship to a member of Philadelphia Presbyterian Church or the Mint Hill Community. The scholarship is awarded based on Financial Need, Scholarship, Community Involvement, and Strength and Determination of Character. It is awarded in the amount of $1,000 each year for four years, totalling $4,000. Mrs. Hunter was a lifelong member of Philadelphia Church and a prominent business owner in Mint Hill. Her love and belief in the students of our community lives on in her memory through this Scholarship Fund.

The Elizabeth Caldwell Junker Scholarship was established in 1986 by Harrell Junker, Carolyn Irvin, Becky Griffin, George Junker, and Norman Junker in memory of their mother, Elizabeth. It has now been in existence for 36 years and has awarded more than 30 scholarships. Candidates are evaluated on their scholastic achievement, community service, and strength and determination of character. The scholarship is an annual award of $4,000.00 which is renewable annually for up to four years. The total value of the scholarship this year is $16,000.00. The recipient must maintain the criteria for the scholarship. The Junker Scholarship was the first endowment established at PPC.

The Anne Tweed and Baxter Bigham Scholarship is based upon scholarship, community involvement and strength and determination. The scholarship in the amount of $1,000.00, renewable annually for up to four years for study as a full time student at an accredited college or university, was established in 2018 in loving memory of James Baxter Bigham and Anne Tweed Bigham, longtime members of Philadelphia Presbyterian church and the Mint Hill community. Recipients must be a member of Philadelphia Presbyterian Church and/or be a resident within the corporate town limits of Mint Hill, NC. The recipient must maintain the criteria for renewal of the scholarship.

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IF YOU ARE APPLYING FOR THE FRANCES MCEWEN HUNTER SCHOLARSHIP,

PLEASE COMPLETE THE UNDERGRADUATE/GRADUATE APPLICATION AND THE FINANCIAL DECLARATION.

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