fairmount college scholarships

Fairmount Congregational church was founded in 1897 and originally met on the campus of what was then known as Fairmount College (now Wichita State University). In 1910, the church moved to 1655 N. Fairmount Street, three blocks south of the campus, and remained at that location until December 2018. 


Many leaders in the church came from the higher education community a students, faculty, and staff made up a large share of the congregation for a long time. Generous donors from within the congregation set aside legacy gifts to provide scholarships to students seeking higher education and that tradition continues today. 


Fairmount United Church of Christ and Pilgrim United Church of Christ came together in 2019 to from the Wichita United Church of Christ, and we are proud to carry on this important work.

investing

in the future

We, the members of the Wichita United Church of Christ, believe that gaining knowledge and wisdom is essential to the journey of every person, and we live out our faith by providing scholarships to students in pursuit of higher education.


To apply, follow the application process outlined below. Remember that all awards are for a one-year term.

Recipients requesting continued awards must reapply annually. Funds are given in accordance with all regulations found herein and are provided on a first-come, first-served basis as available any given year.

who can apply? how do i apply?

read these sections carefully before proceeding further.

The Fairmount College Scholarship is available to students who are currently enrolled or have been accepted for admission into an accredited college or trade school, and who intend to use their education to make a positive difference in the world. Award amounts will vary according to funds available any given year. One award will be made annually at the discretion of the Fairmount College Scholarship Team. Scholarship recipients are welcome to request awards for additional years of schooling, but must reapply annually.


To apply, complete the application at the bottom of this page. The application deadline is June 30 of each year.

additional documentation we will need

applications will not be considered without submission of all items

In addition to the Scholarship Application below, we require the following additional documents be submitted by email or postal mail to the church address below for our Scholarship Team to take into consideration:

  • Your official transcript from your most recent academic year
  • A letter of personal and/or academic recommendation, preferably from an instructor or advisor at the school you are currently attending
  • A completed Personal Budget Worksheet indicating financial need

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