The Joanne Grossnickle Scholarship Committee of Union Bridge Church of the Brethren has awarded scholarships to eight college students for the 2013-2014 school year.
These scholarships bring the total amount awarded since 1985 to $123,850.
Naomi McClelland, a member of Union Bridge Church of the Brethren and member of the scholarship committee, presented the awards during the morning worship service Aug. 4.
Recipients include Cathleen Doody and Thomas James III, graduates of Linganore High School. Doody is majoring in business administration and accounting at Frederick Community College. James, a student at Elizabethtown College, is majoring in engineering.
Recipient Sarah Jewell, a graduate of Lakota West High School in Ohio, is attending the University of Cincinnati. She is majoring in advanced medical imaging technology.
Recipient Richard Pardo, a graduate of Walkersville High, is attending Shenandoah University, where he is majoring in biology/pre-medicine.
The remaining recipients winners are all graduates of Francis Scott Key High School.
Collins Lethbridge is majoring in accounting at Mount St. Mary's College.
Elizabeth Davis is attending Virginia Tech, where she is majoring in dairy science.
Amanda Wivell, a student at Messiah College, is majoring in social work.
Jennifer Pivar is majoring in biology/pre-veterinarian at Bridgewater College.
Scholarship recipients were selected from applicants who have graduated from Francis Scott Key, Linganore or Walkersville high schools or have membership or family ties to Union Bridge Church of the Brethren.
All candidates must have completed at least one year of college or post-high school education in pursuit of a degree. Applicants submit their high school and college grades, SAT scores, two letters of recommendation from professors and a personal essay.
The Grossnickle Scholarships are awarded each year to honor the memory of Joanne Grossnickle, daughter of Byron and Virginia Grossnickle, of Johnsville.
Joanne Grossnickle was murdered in 1984 while working with an interdenominational task force dealing with violence against women. Since 1985, 154 students have received Grossnickle Scholarships.
Contributions to the Joanne Grossnickle Scholarship Fund may be mailed to Union Bridge Church of the Brethren, P.O. Box 518, Union Bridge, MD 21791. Call 410-775-2717 for more information.