Scholarships for Seniors

What an exciting time! There are less than four months of school left.  For some, it is Senior year… hopefully one that will not be repeated…but there are graduation pictures to prepare for, graduation ceremonies, and then on to the beginning of the next chapter of life. 

We at First Prez are as excited for our seniors as their families are because we are a church family.  We have watched them grow from infants to the outstanding young men and women that they have become.

As many decisions are weighed, it is now time to begin the scholarship process. 

First Presbyterian Church offers three separate scholarships:

  1. THE GENERAL SCHOLARSHIP MEMORIAL FUND: Open to members of First Presbyterian Church attending a Presbyterian affiliated school or Fayetteville Methodist University.
  2. THE ETHEL JOHNSON HIGHSMITH SCHOLARSHIP FUND: Available to members of First Presbyterian Church attending any
  3. THE VIRGINIA MCFADYEN ROSE MERIT SCHOLARSHIP. It is a merit scholarship and recipients must meet certain participation requirements as shown on application.  Open to church members attending any college.

Please consider applying today by downloading the applications below.
You can complete and return to the church, or submit to Debra Chestnutt on behalf of the Scholarship Committee at   

The deadline is May 1, 2021.  We will announce the recipients at the 2021 Youth Sunday.

Thank you, and cherish these moments!!


2021 Scholarship Committee

Debra Chestnutt

Page Haddow-Green

Patsy Markham

Ann Eller

Matt Thorley



Scholarship Forms

First Presbyterian Church
P.O. Box 569 (102 Ann St.), Fayetteville, NC, 28302

Phone: 910-483-0121, Fax: 910-483-3975
Established 1800