Annual Report of the Scholarship Committee September, 2010:

The following Friends serve on the Scholarship Committee: Monimia Barker, Mark Beck (Chair), Larny Claggett, Lorraine Bowman Claggett, Pete Howell, Sumner Parker, Debbie Danser, John and Marsie Hawkinson.

Since it was established almost two years ago, the Scholarship Committee has been raising funds (a total of $36,415.37 to date, including contributions from the Meeting and the Trustees) and awarding six scholarships (totalling $5,500) to Laura Claggett, Mary Coady, Jamie duHoffmann, Evan Greene, Jacob Mullen, and Aiyana Patterson-Zinkand. Jamie and Aiyana are currently receiving scholarships for the second year.

The Committee strikes a balance between informality (no standardized application form) on one hand, and obtaining enough pertinent information to evaluate each applicant fairly on the other. We interview each applicant. The standard scholarship amount is $500 per academic year. In determining how much to award, we consider 5 factors:

Based on Third Haven's current membership, Mark Beck has prepared, and periodically updates, a chart projecting demand for scholarships for the next several years. When demand falls short of projections, as it did when Cindy Browne and Norval Thompson informed the committee that their children would not be applying for financial aid, the committee will consider awarding scholarships larger than the standard amount.

The committee allows donors to the Scholarship Fund to earmark their donations either for the Endowment and/or the Operating Fund. Donations that are not earmarked for either fund will be split 50-50 between them.

Third Haven has a distinguished past on which we can all look back with pride. By helping our young people reach their dreams, you help to ensure that our future is just as bright.

Third Haven Friends Monthly Meeting is a member of Southern Quarterly Meeting of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends General Conference of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

Meetings for Worship: Sundays 10:00AM, Wednesdays 5:30PM; (Childcare available on Sundays.)

Meetings for Worship with Attention to Business: 2nd Sunday of the Month following Meeting for Worship (except for the months of July and August)

Contact: 405 S. Washington St., Easton, MD 21601; (410) 822-0293; 3rdhaven@gmail.com; Find Us on Facebook; Clerk Molly Burgoyne Brian


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