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The Stanley A. Jashemski Memorial Scholarship Fund was originally established in 1986 by action of the Session of the Takoma Park Presbyterian Church and through the generosity of the family and friends of Stanley A. Jashemski, a physicist with deep appreciation for the arts. For many years he and his wife, Wilhelmina, then a professor of humanities and ancient history at the University of Maryland, sponsored a Sunday school forum in which young adults could explore their faith in an intellectually challenging environment. Their shared commitment to encourage the development of persons with potential for inspired, enlightened leadership is reflected in the goals and purposes of the Fund. When Wilhelmina Jashemski died in 2007, the scholarship was renamed the Stanley A. and Wilhelmina Jashemski Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Jashemski Scholarships provide financial assistance for students of outstanding intellectual ability as evidenced by prior academic performance, and significant religious commitment as evidenced by formal membership in a religious body, regular participation in its worship life, and active involvement in its service ministry. Ordinarily recipients will be young people (17-25 years of age) who demonstrate in their thought and action the broad religious sensitivity characteristic of Stanley and Wilhelmina Jashemski; have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5; are active members of a Christian church; are pursuing liberal arts studies; show evidence of social and civic concern; have financial need.
“Pursuing liberal arts studies” is understood as having a balanced curriculum that includes the arts and humanities, sciences, social sciences, and mathematics. Qualifying students will normally major in one of these areas. Students from other fields must demonstrate how they are pursuing the liberal arts.
Grants are made in amounts up to $10,000.
Please complete the application below and send to Jashemski@takomaparkpc.org. Applications are due by February 15.
****Please note: we may not be able to interview all applicants.************
Students who are awarded a scholarship are advised to consult with their tax professional about IRS filing requirements. The FAFSA form requires that students report scholarships as income on the FAFSA, section 4 ‘Student information'. No statement here is intended to provide legal counsel on taxation or income.
A completed application, accompanied by the following items, should be sent to the email address listed at the bottom of this page. All recommendations must also be sent to the email address. Please ask your reference to put your last name in the subject line.
New Applications must include:
Returning applications must include:
Committee members may contact applicants and request additional documents, if it seems these will be helpful for a decision.
Applications should be mailed to the following address: Jashemski@takomaparkpc.org
Please ask that all letters of recommendation be sent to this address. The subject line should read: "Recommendation for [student’s name]." You will be notified that your materials have been received.
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