The St. Paul's Lutheran Church Scholarship Program involves providing financial assistance from endowments, donations,  memorials and other gifts for persons enter into full-time ministry or to members of St. Paul's endeavoring to continue their education beyond high school.  Deadline for turning in scholarship applications to the church office is May 1.

St. Paul's Scholarship Program is comprised of five primary funds:

St. Paul's Ministerial Student Aid Loan & Gift Fund Application for Ministry

Dave and Pearl Honbarger Ministry Scholarship Fund Application for Ministry

Sadie & Hollie Ritchie Scholarship Fund Application for Higher Education

Brown-Heilig Scholarship Fund Application for Higher Education

Blanche and Hubert A. Ritchie Scholarship Fund Application for Higher Education

Click on the name of each scholarship listed above for more information including guidelines, applications, and deadlines for applying.

Scholarship Recipients Announced


Congratulations to the following recipients of St. Paul’s Scholarships for Higher Education:


   Grace Funderburk is recipient of the Sadie & Hollie Ritchie Scholarship. Grace is daughter of Katie and Dan Funderburk, recently graduated from Carson High School and plans to attend Western Carolina University to study biology.


   Savannah Charles is recipient of the Brown-Heilig Scholarship.  Savannah is daughter of Karen and Will Charles, is a 2019 graduate of Carson High and is studying Radiology at Rowan Cabarrus Community College.


   Nominees to receive Blanche and Hubert Ritchie Foundation Scholarships include Evan Harkey, Kimberly Pepper, Madeline Pepper, Emma Amos (Rowan Cabarrus), Ainsley Moore (NC State),  Harley Amos (UNC-Asheville), Hannah Barringer (Cabarrus College of Health Sciences), Luke Barringer (Catawba College), Mackenzie Menius (UNC-Charlotte) and Drake Johnson (UNC-Chapel Hill).


   Seminarian Denton Bennet, who has helped us recently while completing his seminary training at Sioux Falls Seminary, is recipient of St. Paul’s Ministerial Aid grant and the Dave & Pearl Honbarger Ministry Scholarship. We also congratulate Pastor Bennet for his recent call to serve St. Paul Lutheran Church in Gaffney SC!