Applicants Sought for the Suk-Chong Yu Religious Studies Scholarship

March 22, 2012

The Suk-Chong Yu Religious Studies Scholarship is open for applications until May 15, 2012.

The scholarship was created to honor the leadership of the Rev. Suk-Chong Yu, who served as Nevada-Sierra District Superintendent from 1999 until his retirement in June 2006. Both laity and clergy who wish to pursue religious education are eligible to apply.
 
A scholarship will be awarded this year and may be applied in the following categories:
  • A limited scope – such as sabbaticals or a one-time instruction for training leaders, i.e. Stephen Ministry
  • Seminary students – undergraduate or graduate studies
  • Religious music studies
  • Age-related ministry studies – children, youth, adults, seniors
  • Training in mission of Social Justice
Applicants must have graduated from an accredited high school or have an equivalent degree. If applying for college, applicant must have a 3.0 GPA (or above), out of 4.0 – and for graduate school, applicant must have 3.0 GPA or above in undergraduate work.  
 
Scholarship applications must be received in the District Office by May 15, 2012.
 
Applicants must provide a copy of their school transcript and three letters of recommendation and send, along with their completed Scholarship application, Part I, II and III, to: District Office, c/o Cindy Buna, P.O. Box 980250, West Sacramento, CA 95798.
 
The 2011 Suk-Chong Yu Religious Studies Scholarship was awarded to S. Michele Robbins. Michele is a student at Chico State University working on a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Science and plans to attend Pacific School of Religion after graduation. She also is a candidate in the ordination program with The United Methodist Church. Michele states, "God has shown me that I can count on Him to be with me every step of the way."
 
To help build this tribute to Dr. Yu in recognition of his spiritual and administrative leadership during his seven years as superintendent of the Nevada-Sierra District, consider setting aside a Sunday for a "Scholarship Day," or make a donation.
 
Make checks payable to the Nevada-Sierra District Extension Society and include "Suk-Chong Yu Educational Scholarship" in the memo line. Mail your donations to: Nevada-Sierra District Extension Society, c/o Rev. Pat Leamy, St. Paul's UMC, 1660 Grandview Avenue, Reno, NV 89503.