A student scholarship fund has been established at Lake Oconee Presbyterian Church (LOPC).

The Dr. Ellen Cauthen Utlley Scholarship may be awarded to any student who is a high school senior in Greene or Putnam counties who cannot afford to pursue a post-secondary education due to financial circumstances. Priority will be given to youth that are active at LOPC.

The Scholarship Award Committee will be composed of six active members of LOPC including one ordained elder. This committee will establish a timeline for processing applications in the spring of each calendar year which may be published in the LOPC newsletter and local newspapers. Applications will be available in the church office and by clicking the link below. The committee will review all applications and may conduct individual interviews with eligible applicants before making its final decision.

Applications must be submitted by all applicants. In addition, the applicants should attach the following items:

1. A one-page, typed applicant letter of intent introducing himself/herself. The letter should include future plans, his/her faith, and why receiving this scholarship is important. 
2. A copy of applicant’s transcript.
3. Letter of acceptance from the post-secondary school the applicant plans to attend.
4. Three letters of reference:
a. one from applicant’s high school counselor.
b. one from a teacher.
c. one from applicant’s minister/mentor.

The scholarship amount, up to $1000, will be paid directly to the post-secondary school the scholarship recipient will attend. The payment will be accompanied by a letter from LOPC instructing the school to apply the payment to the tuition and required fees of the recipient. The letter should request that the school confirm in writing that the student is enrolled in the school.

Please go here to download the application cover letter and please go here to download the application form. After saving the application form to your computer, please complete the form and then email to LOPC at:   lopc@lopc-pca.org