College students who are entering either their junior or senior year at an accredited 4-year institution for the 2016-17 academic year and who are members of the Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church are eligible for the Julian Johnston Scholarship award administered by the church’s memorial committee.


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 $1000 depending on the number of applications and the actual funds available.  Last year’s recipients were Jacob Timm and Calvin Kragenbrink.


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 were mailed to our church members who were high school graduates in 2013 or 2014. 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 3, 2015.  Awards will be announced within the next 30 days.


Cot Graber