The First Presbyterian Church scholarship program provides financial aid to qualified individuals seeking to attend an accredited institution of higher learning. Most of the scholarships are awarded on the basis of need, academic potential and performance.
General Eligibility Requirements
- Must be a communicant member of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
- Must normally be working toward a degree in a college, university or seminary which is fully accredited by its regional accrediting association
- Must have established and maintained a satisfactory academic record (normally a "C" average).
First Presbyterian Church Scholarship Fund
Created in 1988, the FPC Scholarship Fund serves as the primary recipient of gifts and bequests of members and friends of First Presbyterian Church who wish to leave monies to assist students in their education. The fund is divided into two types of scholarship:
- General scholarships, available to members of First Presbyterian Church for both undergraduate and graduate level work at an accredited institution
- Christian Vocation/Wallingford Scholarships, available to applicants wishing to pursue a Christian vocation field of study at an accredited institution
Prioritized criteria for both types of scholarships (in addition to membership) are the need of the applicant and the applicant's academic performance potential. First Presbyterian Church may choose not to make an award in any given year.
Clarence Warren Scholarship Fund
Named for its contributor, “Clancy” Warren, a longtime member of First Presbyterian Church and former Mayor of the City of Tulsa, this fund is to be used for scholarships for students in need from First Presbyterian Church. It is administered under the General Scholarships portion of the First Presbyterian Church Scholarship Fund.
Ethel Frances Crate Scholarship Fund
This fund is named for its contributor, Ethel Crate, a longtime educator and First Presbyterian Church member. The fund is designed specifically for students who are members of First Presbyterian Church and who are in their junior or senior year of college. Scholarship eligibility also extends to graduate level students. Selection criteria by which candidates will be considered are prioritized as follows:
- Financial need of applicant
- Level of church activity (at First Presbyterian Church or in a church where the student attends college)
Ullery Charitable Trust Fund
This fund was formed in 1972 from the estate of Miss Jimmie Ullery, a First Presbyterian Church member. Interest from the original corpus of the trust is used to assist students pursuing full-time Chirstian work with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Please note, scholarship recipients of this fund (and their immediate family members) may not be employed by JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. or affiliates.
Elsa Everett Memorial Scholarship Fun
Established in 1975, this fund provides scholarships to students from First Presbyterian Church who are studying for the ministry or Christian education work.
Harry Allen Memorial Trust Fund
Established by Maryetta Sue Allen in 1979, this fund provides need-based scholarships.
Cydna Ann Huffstetler Memorial Trust Fund
Joe and Judy Huffstetler established this fund in 1995. It is designed for a First Presbyterian Church member to promote education beyond high school to attend an accredited university, college or vocational school.
Greg Morris Scholarship
This need-based scholarship is designed to promote education beyond high school at an accredited university, college or vocational school. Recipients do not have to be members of FPC but must be active in their own church. A recommendation from a youth pastor or youth leader is required, as is a grade point average of 2.6 or above.