College students who are entering either their junior or senior year at an accredited 4-year institution for the 2020-21 academic year and who are members of the United Methodist Church of Mount Vernon are eligible for the Julian Johnston Scholarship award administered by the church’s memorial committee. (applications linked on this page below article) 

Julian Johnston, a former Mt. Vernon businessman, provided for this scholarship in his will as appreciation for money he received from this church to enable him to finish his education at Cornell. Dividends from his Chevron stock given to the church provide the funding for this scholarship. Awards may be $500 or $1,000 depending on the number of applications and the actual funds available.

Applicants need to 1) fill out a form, 2) write a one-page letter describing the financial need and their career goals, and 3) provide a letter of recommendation in order to be considered by the evaluation committee. Application forms will be mailed to our church members who were high school graduates in 2017 or 2018. In case anyone is missed an application form may be obtained from the church office. There is no age limit. Applications must be received at the church office by Friday June 5, 2020. Awards will be announced within the next 30 days.

Diane Legore, Chair of JJ Scholarship Committee


2020-2021_Scholarship Application  (Word document) 

2020-2021_Scholarship Application  (PDF document)