Photo illustration by Kathleen Barry, UMNSThe General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) celebrates that the Office of Loans and Scholarships will be awarding over 2,200 students a total of $4.5 million in financial assistance for 2015.

Thank you for your support in recognizing United Methodist Student Day, World Communion Sunday, and Native American Sunday which help fund a portion of these loans and scholarships. The remaining funds for the awards come from gifts, annuities and endowments GBHEM has invested and administered for decades.

Congratulations to the 41 of students from across all six districts in the Northern Illinois Conference who received scholarships totaling nearly $30,000 in all:

Matthew

Alfrey – Kaneville UMC

Jasmine

Bailey – Mandell UMC (Chicago)

Amy

Barbour – Holy Covenant (Chicago)

Danelle

Baroja – Edison Park UMC

Kara

Berg – Epworth UMC (Elgin)

Caroline

Billings – First UMC Glen Ellyn

Chan Ik

Choi – Salem Korean UMC (Schaumburg)

Hansung

Choi – First Korean UMC (Wheeling)

Amy

Do – Salem Korean UMC (Schaumburg)

Alexander

Dungan – Kingswood UMC (Buffalo Grove)

Gloria

Feliciano – Urban Village Church (Chicago)

Tura

Gillespie – First UMC at the Chicago Temple

Frenz Joshua

Hayag – Lanark UMC

Cecily

Herby – Good Shepherd UMC (Bartlett)

Ricardo

Howard – Urban Village Church (Chicago)

Maria

Isely -Geneva UMC

Kalie

Johnson – First UMC (Lansing)

Marielizabeth

Johnson – Dixon First UMC

Sin-Gyo

Jung – Trinity UMC (Wilmette)

Nadia

Kanhai – Grace UMC (Naperville)

Hanoch

Kanhai-Zamora – Grace UMC (Naperville)

Sorahm

Kim – Salem Korean UMC (Schaumburg)

Harim

Kim – Salem Korean UMC (Schaumburg)

Ann

Kuehn – Friendship UMC (Bolingbrook)

Taekhwan

Lee – Jesus Love Korean UMC (Skokie)

Phoebe

Lee -Korean Central UMC  (Prospect Heights)

Rebecca

Lee – Salem Korean UMC (Schaumburg)

Abhinav

Lyall – Bethany Fox Valley UMC (Aurora)

Hyemin

Na – Tinley Park UMC

Yosub

Namgung – Glenbrook Korean UMC (Northbrook)

Sunmin

Park – Journey Community UMC (Wheeling)

Rachel

Pyon – Salem Korean UMC (Schaumburg)

Keri

Rainsberger – Broadway  UMC

Katherine

Roush – Esmond UMC (Esmond)

Jarrod

Severing – Beth Eden UMC (Rockford)

Ashish

Singh – Indo Pak United Methodist Mission (Chicago)

Jennifer

Thomas – Christ UMC (Rockford)

Kathryn

Vesely – Bethany Fox Valley UMC

Tyler

Ward – Community UMC (Naperville)

Younghwan

Won – Highland Park Galilee UMC

Ran

Yoo – Jesus Love Korean UMC (Skokie)

Students who are members of The United Methodist Church may apply for a Fall 2016 GBHEM scholarship online between January 4, 2016 – March 1, 2016 at www.gbhem.org/scholarshipapplication. Student loans are also available at interest rates as low as 3.75% (lower than federal educational loan rates) with a credit worthy cosigner.

 

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