application packets submitted to Grace United Methodist Church (Grace
UMC) MUST also contain the following information:
1. List of all the Grace UMC
scholarships for which you have submitted an application.
2. Provide official or
certified transcript - one only, copies will be created for the listed
Grace UMC scholarships.
3. Reference letters - one
for each requested number on application, copies will be created for
listed Grace UMC
4. If students need
clarification on scholarship applications, those questions may be email
Please put the name of the scholarship in the "subject" line.
scholarship was set up by a generous anonymous donor. Preference
will be given to participants of Grace United Methodist Church of
Alamogordo, New Mexico. The scholarship will be paid directly to
the institution; which may include academic education, vocational
education, service academies and special group experiences.
Applicants must complete the application and provide all necessary
Joe and Zoe Emanuel Scholarship
Joe Emanuel, and his wife, Zoe, had a long, dedicated, faithful career
and life in serving God. Dr. Joe was an ordained elder in the New
Mexico Annual Conference from 1933 to 1975. He and Zoe pastored
United Methodist churches in Roy, NM; Gardner, TX; Kermit, TX;
Lordsburg, NM; El Paso, TX; Monahans, TX; Las Cruces, NM; Carlsbad, NM;
Albuquerque, NM; Artesia, NM; Lovington, NM; and Gallup, NM. Upon his
retirement, Dr. Joe came to Alamogordo, NM and the Emanuels began to
serve Grace UMC as Minister of Visitation.
his ministry, Dr. Joe did his best to establish
"connections" between God and his people. Some of his connections
were through Church choir, children's Sunday school, "little
crosses" of faith, and/or helping those with a need - physical or
financial. Dr. Joe felt education was very important. He
believed that developing skills and knowledge would allow people to
realize their full potential; God wants the best for each of us!
For this reason, Dr. Joe and Zoe created the scholarship fund.
purpose of this Fund is to provide Recipients with Scholarships that
will help underwrite the expenses of Under-graduate and/or
Post-graduate work at institutions of high education.
qualify for the Emanuel Scholarship one must have the following
Member of Grace United Methodist Church of
high school seniors or a graduate from high
school with a financial need;
a grade point average of not less than 2.5 on
a 4.0 scale;
a student who is actively and enthusiastically
attempting to continue education;
a person who displays in character, a
Christian walk and interest in civic responsibilities;
and an enthusiastic friend and supporter of
church, community and his/her fellow human beings.
Elizabeth Tarnow (J.E.T.) Memorial Scholarship -
Jennifer Tarnow was a student at Alamogordo High School. She had
Cystic Fibrosis. She didn't let her aliment keep her from
excelling in school or from participating in activities such as
orchestra and Future Homemakers Association. She participated in the
community with Habitat for Humanity and Teens Leading the
had set two goals herself. First, to graduate from
Alamogordo High School and second, to attend college. Jennifer
almost made it to graduation; she died in the spring of her
senior year of high school. Dorothy Engle, Jennifer's
mother, was able to make one of Jennifer's goals come true.
Dorothy was allowed to attend graduation, walk the line with the
graduating class of 2000, and receive Jennifer's high school
diploma. The family created this scholarship so other Alamogordo
High School students would have a chance to fulfill their dreams of
qualify for this scholarship, an applicant must be senior at Alamogordo
High School, have a 2.5 GPA (on a 4.0 scale), and plan to attend an
accredited school in the fall semester of 2012. Applications are
available on this page and at Alamogordo High School in the Guidance
Bonnell Scholarship - It is
a memorial scholarship named for a young man, Kiel Bonnell who died at
age 18 in a plane crash. When his family had recovered his
personal items, they found in his wallet a piece of paper on which Kiel
had written down his two favorite scriptures. They were:
“And now these three remain:
faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love."
1 Corinthians 13:13
“They shall mount up with wings
like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not
faint.” Isaiah 40:31
family decided to use the funds they were saving for Kiel's college
education to create this scholarship.
scholarship is for any high school senior or current college student
who is a member of or attends Grace United Methodist Church or other
area United Methodist churches. Applications available on this
scholarship was created by the William Albers Family in loving memory
of Larry Albers. During Larry's stay at a local care center, he
received wonderful care in part from several nurses' aides. These
nurses' aides were attending the local branch university and striving
to get degrees in nursing. They inspired the Albers Family
created this fund with the purpose to help underwrite the expense of
students accepted into the School of Nursing at the
NMSU-Alamogordo. Applications are available at New Mexico State
University of Alamogordo at the Financial Aid Office and on this
Harold Tharp is the benefactor of this scholarship. Like others
who have created scholarships that the Grace UMC Endowment Foundation
manages, Mr. Tharp throughout his life has held education in high
regard. However, what makes Mr. Tharp unique is that when he was
a young man he made a pledge to God that whenever and however he could,
he would give back to his community and neighbors the blessings that
God had given him. The Tharp Educational Scholarship is one of
is open to Otero County residents; high school seniors and current
college students. The application contains the
qualifications. Applications available at high schools of Otero
County through Guidance Offices and on this page. Students may
reapply for the scholarship on a yearly basis. The 2015 application
must be submitted on or before March 31, 2015 by 4:00 PM.