CeCe Boone Scholarship Fund
The CeCe Boone Scholarship Fund is one of St. Christopher’s Church Endowment Funds, a trust established by Curtis and Lavonia Boone in 2018 in memory of their daughter, Cornelia “CeCe” Curtis Boone. The Boones requested that this fund benefit high school students from St. Christopher’s as they seek higher education.
St. Christopher’s Church Endowment Trust manages the fund and, based on the market, annually determines the availability and amount given in scholarships. No awards may be given unless there is growth in the fund over the baseline at the close of business on December 31st of each year.
When funds are available, scholarships are awarded each summer. All eligible recipients may receive this scholarship only once, the distribution of which is outlined in this document.
The candidate (a graduating high school student who is a member of St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church) must be entering an accredited college, university, technical, or trade school full-time or part-time. Full-time is generally a minimum of twelve (12) credit hours or about four (4) classes and part-time fewer than twelve (12) credit hours.
The graduating senior must have participated in the life of the Church during their high school years with public service to the church community, which would include: Episcopal Youth activities, acolyte, and other outreach projects associated with the Church. The Rector has the full discretion to discern if a candidate for the scholarship was marginally affiliated or fully affiliated with their participation.
The candidate who participated in these activities generally throughout their four years of high school would be considered qualified to receive the full grant of $1,000. Those candidates who apply and who minimally participated during their high school years would be eligible for a partial scholarship of $500.
To be considered for this scholarship, all graduating high school seniors must apply by sending a letter (or email) to the Rector of St. Christopher’s Church by July 31st. This letter must --
The Rector and the Endowment Trust desire to give each candidate the full amount to which they are eligible, either $1,000 or $500, depending upon their previous participation as discerned by the Rector. Each year will present different factors in how the scholarship funds are determined and distributed. These factors include —
1) How the market performed by December 31st of the previous year, the amount of money available for payout, and the number of eligible candidates.
2) Based on market performance and availability of scholarship funds, it may be that eligible graduating seniors cannot receive the full or even a portion of the award to which they qualified. In that case, and if there are funds available in subsequent years during their enrollment in their post-graduate high school institution, these scholarships will be disbursed each year, and if needed, up to four (4) years until paid out. These candidates must request consideration for the remainder of their scholarship by sending another letter to the Rector by July 31st of the subsequent year(s). This letter must include support documentation of their continuing enrollment at an accredited college, university, technical, or trade school.
No scholarship can be awarded until St. Christopher’s is given proof of enrollment in classes for the upcoming academic year.
Recipients are expected to write a thank-you letter to the Church and one to Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Boone. Letters to the Boones are to be submitted to the Rector for forwarding.
Susan R. Sowers, Rector
and St. Christopher’s Endowment Trust
May 5, 2021
John Daniel Harrell, Jr. Scholarship Fund
When funds are available, St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church awards scholarships each summer from the Harrell Trust Fund.
To be eligible, each applicant must send a letter addressed to the Rector requesting consideration. Application letters are due no later than July 31st. Within the letter, each applicant must detail their course of study and how they meet the following criteria:
Regarding the Harrell Trust Fund
No awards may be given unless there is growth in the fund over the baseline at the close of business on December 31st each year. The minimum scholarship that may be given is $200/pp. The maximum scholarship is $1000/pp.
All full-time student applicants who meet the Harrell Scholarship criteria will receive an equal monetary award as determined each year. For those who are enrolled part-time, or who will attend fewer than two full semesters, the award will be given in an equitable fashion, with two semesters of full-time work as the baseline for a full scholarship.
If further information is needed, please contact the church office.
The Reverend Susan R. Sowers
St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church 3200 N 12th Avenue Pensacola, Florida 32503
The Harrell Family
c/o Mrs. Anne Harrell Jacobi
1317 E Gadsden St.
Pensacola, Florida 32501