Lennon-Berini Scholarship Applications
In the 1950s two young men, John Lennon and Joe Berini, served as First Methodist staff members who worked with Duluth youth, particularly in the Central Hillside area. To commemorate their work, a scholarship fund was developed in 1985.
Subsequent contributions have helped to sustain the Fund and allow for the presentation of 87 scholarships totaling $79,190.
The Lennon-Berini Scholarships for 2019 will be $1,500 each.
There are three criteria for qualifying as an applicant are:
• Be a member of the Duluth’s First United Methodist Church. • Have completed at least two years of college.
• Be pursuing a people-centered career.
Application forms will be available in the church office as well as on the church website beginning on November 1, 2019. They will need to be fully completed and returned by 4pm on November 22.
Applicants have two options for submitting materials:
1. Print all materials and submit in hard-copy form to the office; or
2. Compile all materials (including completed application form, transcripts, recommendations, and candidate statements) into a single electronic file and send to selection committee chair Terry Wallin, email@example.com.
Incomplete applications will not be considered. The scholarships will be awarded during the 10am worship service on December 29, 2019.