55 Hoosiers receive UM scholarships or loans totaling $43,500

When United Methodists place money or a check into Special Sunday offering envelopes on United Methodist Student Day this year on Nov. 30 or an alternate date, they actually put people in places where God has called them. They may be helping a seminary student who has been called to be a pastor or missionary.

Gifts may be used to help a student complete nursing school or get an education degree to become a teacher. Whatever their calling, students bolstered by the generous gifts of their fellow United Methodists eventually will bring their faith to the workplace.

Contributions on United Methodist Student Day fuel both career ambitions and spiritual aspirations of future church, community and world leaders.

Here are Hoosier recipients of United Methodist scholarships or loans. These students are attending universities and seminaries. To qualify, they must be members of The United Methodist Church but do not need to attend a UM-related institution.


South Indiana Conference's 34 recipients include:
  • Monica Boulware of Columbus,
  • Carri Britt of Otisco,
  • Jenna Buschkoetter of Jasper,
  • Eron Cavanaugh of Plainfield,
  • Tess Czerwinski of Indianapolis,
  • Cassandra Ernst of Charleston,
  • Baylie Gelarden of Cannelton,
  • Dwight Graper of Fort Branch,
  • Randa Harbison of Georgetown,
  • Laura Harden of Greenwood,
  • Jessica Hawkins of Indianapolis,
  • Brendan Hock of Plainfield,
  • Thomas Hoffmeyer of Avon,
  • Shawna Hubbard of Greensburg,
  •  Jessica Huddleston of Chandler (Ariz.),
  • Anthony Hunley of Indianapolis,
  • Jill Johnson of Jasper,
  • Stephanie Jones of Terre Haute,
  • Jacob Juarez of Westfield,
  • Kristin Lucero of Indianapolis,
  • Conor Mather-Licht of Indianapolis,
  • Zachary Meunier of Bloomington,
  • Stacey Michel of Fort Branch,
  • Hannah Miller of Vincennes,
  • Tendai Nyatoti of Evansville,
  • Joshua Ollestad of Columbus,
  • Chelsey Outcalt of Brownsburg,
  • Amy Pritchard of Lebanon,
  • Nadia Robinson of Indianapolis,
  • Kenneth Sprinkle of Camby,
  • Jacob Stidham of Westfield,
  • Amanda Tyring of Indianapolis,
  • Caitlin White of Bloomington,
  • Ian White of Columbus.

These students received scholarships ranging from $500 to $2,000. As a group, they received a total of $25,900 in scholarships and one loan for $5,000.

North Indiana Conference's 21 recipients include:
  • Kathryn Biehl of West Lafayette,
  • Lisa Bracht of Huntertown,
  • Andrea Bremmer of Madison,
  • Melissa Cappo of Munster,
  • Sarah Carpenter of Elkhart,
  • Matthew Holycross of Fort Wayne,
  • Caitlin Hull of Huntertown,
  • Martin Hunter of Blanch (N.C.),
  • Young-Suh Keuster of Warsaw,
  • Grace Lundergan of Fort Wayne,
  • Sarah MacDonald of Warsaw,
  • Julie McCoy of Fort Wayne,
  • Emily McCullough of Decatur,
  • Dustin Minard of Peru,
  • Amy Moorehead of Valparaiso,
  • Cynthia Neuen of Muncie,
  • Nathaniel Overmon of Frankfort,
  • Nathaniel Pedue of Granger,
  • Joel Rittenhouse of Portland, J
  • ohn Tabor of Warsaw,
  • Kara Weaver of Granger.

These students received scholarships ranging from $500 to $2,000. As a group, they received a total of $17,600.

For more information and applications for UM student loans and scholarships, call the Office of Loans and Scholarships at the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry at 615-340-7342 or log on to www.Gbhem.org/loans2.html.