Third Haven Friends Meeting Scholarship Committee
Our objectives in making financial grants from the Third Haven Scholarship Fund are these:
2023 Annual Report
- We wish to show our youth that the meeting cares for them by supporting their educational quests. It is our hope that they will feel a caring connection to Third Haven Friends Meeting and that they will care for the world around themselves.
- Giving this support allows the members and attenders of the meeting to invest in the lives of young adults by financially assisting students and their families. In helping our young people reach their dreams, we hope to ensure that their future is bright.
Third Haven Friends Meeting Scholarship Committee members are Benita Cooper, Lorraine Claggett, Doreen Getsinger, Peter Howell, Sumner Parker, Paige Tilghman, Judy Warder, Joan Wetmore and Marsie Hawkinson, clerk.
Students are encouraged to address grant applications to:
Third Haven Friends Meeting
405 South Washington Street
Easton, MD 21601
Please address contributions to the Scholarship Fund c/o: Scholarship Committee:
Third Haven Monthly Meeting
P.O. Box 2379
Easton, MD 21601
Since it was established, the Scholarship Committee has been raising funds for deposit in both an Endowment and an Operating Fund. Income from the Endowment is allocated to the Operating Fund. Scholarships are awarded from the Operating Fund and from the Meeting's budget.
Contributions have been received from the Meeting, the Trustees, individual donors, a Carriage Shed Sale, as well as investment income. The committee encourages planned giving by members and attenders.
The committee allows donors to the Scholarship Fund to earmark their donations for either the Endowment and/or the Operating Fund. Donations that are not earmarked for either will go to the endowment fund. These funds are held at Friends Fiduciary Fund in Philadelphia (and transferred to Shore United Bank in Easton as needed.)
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. The recipients are members, part of our Third Haven Meeting community. Currently, the standard scholarship amount is $600 per academic year for full-time students. Up to $1,200 per year may be awarded to students attending Quaker schools. For the next school year the Committee expects to increase the awards to $800 and $1600. The Committee plans to increase awards as our funds permit.