2020 Annual Report for the Scholarship Committee of Third Haven Friends Meeting

Education of its members has been a priority of the Society of Friends since its earliest days. Friends Schools for girls as well as boys were begun in the late 17th Century and continue today. At Third Haven we seek to encourage our young members in their educational endeavors by offering scholarships to help with the cost. Though it represents a very small part of their costs, they have all expressed their appreciation at our encouragement.

This year has been full of challenges for all, but most of our students have chosen to continue their education in whatever way they can. Laurence Claggett is living at home and taking two courses via Zoom. He expects to graduate from St. Mary's College in January. Juliette Neil is a senior at Yale University. She is living in New Haven in a pod with a group of her friends while attending classes by Zoom and working at Yale University Press. Sofie Neil a sophomore at Georgetown Univ. is taking courses by Zoom while living with her sister, Nora, in Italy, and still working for the GU magazine, The Voice. Atticus Leibman is a freshman at University of Maryland in the Robert H. Smith School of Business. He and a small group of friends will be sharing a living quarters near Campus. Maya Claggett elected to take this semester off but plans to continue at Earlham.

In January we will be checking in with our students again to see how their education plans are progressing. By next fall we will probably add two more students to our group. Max McCall and Zadoc Bond will be graduating—Max from Easton High School and Zadoc from St. Andrews.

EXPENSES FOR THE FALL TERM WERE: school & year amount
Laurence Claggett St. Mary's University, senior $500
Juliette Neil Yale University, senior $500
Ana Sofia Neil Georgetown University, sophomore $500
Atticus Leibman University of Maryland, freshman $500

Total: $2,000

Juliette Neil Yale University, senior $500
Ana Sofia Neil Georgetown University, sophomore $500
Atticus Leibman University of Maryland, freshman $500
Maya Claggett Earlham College, junior $500

Total: $2,500

Current assets:

Total: $148,606.43

Martha L. Hawkinson, clerk; Benita Cooper, treasurer; Judy Warder, assistant treasurer; Sumner Parker, Lorraine Claggett, Deb Danser, Doreen Getsinger, Paige Tilghman, Joan Wetmore

Scholarships are gradually being increased each year.

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

Childrens' program: 1st and 3rd Sundays 10:00AM

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


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