Julian (Judy) Johnston was a well-known businessman in Mount Vernon who was appreciative of the financial assistance he received from the United Methodist Church of Mount Vernon for his senior year (1927-28) at Cornell College.  His will, therefore, designated that money earned by his Chevron stocks be used to provide scholarship money for members of our church.

The criteria for eligibility are as follows:


  • Current membership in the United Methodist Church of Mount Vernon.


  • Junior or Senior status at a four-year accredited college or university for 2024- 2025


  • There is no age limit nor must the recipient live in the Mount Vernon area.


Applications are due by Monday, June 10, 2024, and must be accompanied by a letter of recommendation.  (See the application form.)  The awards (based largely on perceived need) will be announced by June 28th.

Completed applications may be emailed to Alison Dix, email: alisondix@umcmv.com

brought to the church office, or mailed to:

Attention: Scholarship Committee

United Methodist Church of Mount Vernon

304 1st St. West

Mount Vernon, IA  52314


2024-2025_Scholarship Application Form