David Manierre Scholarship Fund
David was a member of our congregation and a great all around kid. His family and friends remember him as a brilliant, quiet youth—an honor student with big dreams who loved to play soccer. He was also an amazing guitarist—self-taught—and played in a band with his brother Jonathan. His life was tragically cut short when he died in an automobile accident just before his seventeenth birthday. That was 15 years ago,
The David Manierre Scholarship Fund was established from the memorial gifts of his friends and family. Today, we are proud to honor his life and further his legacy by making scholarships available to young people in our church and our partner congregation, Iglesia Misión Bautista Hispana de Westchester. Over the years, these scholarships have been awarded to many deserving candidates who are being helped to chase their own big dreams!
Applications are currently being considered for the 2017-2018 academic year and awardees will be announced soon.
AND THE WINNER IS... The David Manierre Scholarship Fund Dinner on Saturday, June 3, 2017 was a wonderful success with many winners. Thanks to everyone's hard work and support, the fundraiser netted $5,945 after expenses. That is nearly 6 scholarships. Wow! Check out our photo gallery.
Meet the 2016-2017 Scholarship Winners
WE WERE SO EXCITED to sponsor seven students from First Baptist Church of White Plains and Misión Bautista Hispana de Westchester as the 2016-2017 recipients of awards from the David Manierre Scholarship Fund: Jonathan Alania, Daniela Castillo, Giselle Cornejo, Jeffrey Hamby, Natalie Lopez, Evans Meireles, and Matthew Perez.
Those eligible are members of either congregation or children of members. The Scholarship Committee consists of Christian Education Committee members from both congregations.
Scholarships are awarded to students attending undergraduate accredited college degree programs, accredited training programs for a specific trade, or a graduate degree in Christian ministry. Each recipient is awarded $1,000 for the academic year.
If you would like to help support the fund, please write a check to the church with “Scholarship Fund” in the memo field.
I hope to use my education in political science to raise awareness of racial and economic issues that are often ignored..., and to educate others who may not know their rights.
Political Science and German
One of my goals is to become a school social worker. Children from all backgrounds are the future. Creating a strong foundation for them to succeed is necessary for society to continually grow.
Piano, Composition, and Musicology
"I hope to one day be an obstetrician-gynecologist and help bring new life into this world. To me it would be such an honor to see the miracle of birth."
– Giselle Cornejo-Casilla
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"I enjoy learning about the production and transfer of wealth, specifically about the stock market and what it has to offer."
– Evans Meireles
University at Albany
Economics and Business Administration
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