GBHEM awards $60,000 in scholarships to Detroit Conference students

Thirty-two individuals from 24 churches in the Detroit Conference were recipients of loans and scholarships from the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry in 2011, the GBHEM reported recently. 
Of the $5.3 million awarded in 2011, over $60,000 was given to members of the Detroit Conference. The average scholarship or loan amount was $1,900, and the scholarships and loans ranged from $600 to $5,500. 
Of the 32 individuals that received money, 10 are attending seminary, while five are attending one of the two United Methodist schools in Michigan - Adrian College and Albion College.
Three Special Sundays in the United Methodist Church - United Methodist Student Day, World Communion Sunday, and Native American Sunday - help to fund a portion of the scholarships. United Methodist Student Day takes place on Sunday, Nov. 27.
Following are the individuals receiving loans and and scholarships from the GBHEM in the Detroit Conference:
  • Chelsea Blankinship, Newberry UMC
  • Kyle Bucholz, Chelsea: First UMC
  • Emily Cutler, Imlay City UMC
  • Jamie Dunn, Marquette: First UMC
  • Allen Dupras, Marquette: First UMC
  • Taylor Gamlin, Southfield: Hope UMC
  • Cora Glass, Birmingham: First UMC
  • Elise Gotham, St. Clair: First UMC
  • Lauren Harder, Pigeon: First UMC
  • Daniel Hart, Coleman: Faith UMC
  • Susanne  Hierholzer, Saginaw: Ames UMC
  • Marie Ivory, Detroit: People's UMC
  • Karleigh Jenko, Seymour Lake UMC
  • Travon Johnson, Southfield: Hope UMC
  • David Keyworth, Midland: First UMC
  • Todd Krost, Warren: First UMC
  • Marshall Murphy, Southfield: Hope UMC
  • Ryan Norman, Detroit: Scott Memorial UMC
  • Kathleen Perry, Birmingham: First UMC
  • Mark Peters, Flint: Court Street UMC
  • Ji Won Pyo, Ann Arbor: Korean UMC
  • Rebecca Ray, Holly: Calvary UMC
  • Andrew Reini, Croswell: First UMC
  • Emily Richardson-Rossbach, Grosse Pointe UMC
  • Julianna Schoon, Birmingham: First UMC
  • Lee Schriber, Millington UMC
  • Kathryn Thacker, Imlay City UMC
  • Jodan Tobey, Midland: Aldersgate UMC
  • Clinton Waldrop, Grosse Pointe UMC
  • Brian West, Mount Clemens: First UMC
  • Rebecca Wilson, Detroit: Central UMC
  • Derrick Wyatt, Saginaw: Ames UMC