The Thomas B. Dixson Family Memorial Fund
This Scholarship Fund was created by the will of Thomas B. Dixson in memory of his family. Mr. Dixson was a long-time resident of Winston-Salem, North Carolina and wished to provide Scholarships for the training of young people interested in carrying on the work of the United Methodist Church.
Scholarships are made each year to worthy students at Berry College to enable them to attend, and may be extended for further education at a theological seminary. Applicants should be persons of high character, determination and purpose, both secular and religious. Average or below average students may qualify and undue weight will not be given to high grades, athletic ability, areas outside their proposed field of study, or to testing procedures or examinations. Recipients will be required to earn some part of their expenses and their financial need will be considered. Preference will be given to those who evidence an intention to prepare for the Ministry or to do some form of work in Christian education in the United Methodist Church.
Awards will be made by the Trustees based upon recommendations from the Berry College Financial Aid Office. The school will accept all applications and conduct personal interviews. Renewal scholarships may be granted if the recipient evidences appreciation of the award and shows intent to make good use of it. The Trustees will determine the amount of each scholarship and the manner in which each shall be paid.
Fill out the Thomas B. Dixson scholarship form here
Mount Berry Church Scholarship
The Mount Berry Church Scholarship recognizes outstanding student members of Mount Berry Church. Any full-time student who is a Mount Berry Church member either by watchcare or confession is eligible. General guidelines for eligibility are:
- Demonstration of service to Mount Berry Church, including regular attendance, for no less than two successive semesters. Student should have been a member of the church for at least one of those semesters.
- Commitment to continue service to the church after receiving the scholarship. Service could include but is not limited to teaching children’s Sunday School, participating in or leading the choir or worship team, or contributing to weekly worship services as a liturgist, reader or usher.
- Good academic standing in the college, specifically a G.P.A. of 2.50 or better.
- No less than one semester remaining at Berry College.
A student may be considered for the scholarship by contacting Jonathan Huggins for an application or by being recommended to the scholarship committee by a member of Mount Berry Church or the Berry community.