Adult Students

SCHOLARSHIPS

Anita Padgitt Music Scholarship Logo

PURPOSE

This scholarship is for eligible students whose studies and future career reflect the selfless caring and dedication to music exhibited by Anita Sanderson Padgett. The annual scholarship is awarded in the amount of $2500 by the scholarship committee. Previous recipients may re-apply during subsequent years.

ANITA SANDERSON PADGETT (1912-2010)

Anita Padgett served as the volunteer choral director of the Lone Oak United Methodist Church Choir for more than 50 years. She organized and conducted the “Mother Singers” community choir that gave concerts to raise money for scholarships. She was a Sunday School teacher for many years and taught piano lessons well into her 90’s. Carrying on the tradition begun by Anita, her family began this scholarship fund in June 2002 as a surprise for her 90th birthday. Since that time, it has been supported by donations from her fellow church members, friends, and former students. Anita Padgett passed away on January 10, 2010, at the age of 97.

ELIGIBILITY

To apply for this scholarship, the student must:

  • Be of rising sophomore status or above, including graduate school.

  • Be enrolled full-time in a four-year college or university with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5.

  • Demonstrate financial need.

  • Be a member of any Methodist church, including (but not limited to) UMC, AME, CME.

  • Family members of persons on the scholarship committee are not eligible.

PREFERENCE

Preference will be given, in the order listed below, to those applicants who exhibit the following:

  • A major or minor in music, music education, or music-related field.

  • An interest in music ministry or other church ministry.

 

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Applicants must submit a completed application, current transcript, cover letter (describing career goals, extracurricular activities, achievements, and financial need), and two letters of recommendation by April 15.  Please see the information sheet which accompanies the application for more details.

To receive an application or for more information, contact us by phone at the church office at (270) 554-1272 or email office@loneoakumc.org.

DEADLINE

The deadline for all materials to be received by the Scholarship Committee is April 30th. Notification of award will be sent by June 1st. The award will be sent directly to the college or university listed on the application.

DONATIONS

Donations to the scholarship fund in memory of Anita Padgett are gratefully accepted. If you wish to help support this scholarship, please make your check payable to Lone Oak United Methodist Church, specifying the scholarship fund in a memo, and send to:

Lone Oak United Methodist Church
3835 Old US Hwy 45 South
Paducah, KY 42003

Elaine Wingo Education Scholarship logo

PURPOSE

Two scholarships are granted each year, one per semester, in the amount of $1,500 each to eligible students.

ELAINE WINGO

This scholarship fund was established in memory of Elaine Wingo, whose life and career reflected the importance of education and lifelong learning.

ELIGIBILITY

To apply for this scholarship, the student must:

  • Have applied or be enrolled in a college or university. Graduate students may also apply.

  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.

  • Demonstrate financial need.

  • Family members associated with the Scholarship Committee are not eligible.

PREFERENCE

Preference will be given to current or former members of Lone Oak United Methodist Church, or their family members.

 

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

The following items are required of all applicants.

  • Completed Application

  • Up-to-date Transcript

  • Cover Letter describing the following:

    • Applicant's career goals

    • Extracurricular activities, achievements, and honors

    • Scope of financial need -- including all funds available and anticipated for the application year.

  • Two letters of recommendation which describe how long this person has known you, and how he or she perceives your capacity for contributing positively to the lives of others. Writers of recommendations are to send them separately and directly to the address, or email listed below. Those who provide recommendations may include:

    • Academic advisor or faculty member

    • Former or current employer

    • Pastor

    • Others who know you, but are not related to you.

SUBMISSIONS

Application, transcript, cover letter, and recommendations may be sent to the following:

EMAIL:

office@loneoakumc.org

MAIL:

Elaine Wingo Scholarship Fund

c/o Lone Oak United Methodist Church

3835 Old U.S. Highway 45 South

Paducah, KY 42003.

DEADLINE

The deadline for all materials to be received by the Scholarship Committee is May 31st. Notification of award will be sent by June 30th. The award will be sent directly to the college or university listed on the application.