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The Hannah Overholt/Joe Benner Scholarship Fund is administered by, and at the discretion of, the Christian Education Committee of the Addisville Reformed Church.  Scholarship money will be awarded in an amount to be determined each year by the Christian Education Committee.

Hannah Overholt was a dedicated teacher in the Council Rock School District.  She helped establish the Addisville Christian Preschool over 50 years ago.  She was also a long-time member of our church family.  Hannah valued education.  She made it her life’s work to encourage young people to work hard in achieving their education goals.  

The family of Joe Benner helps keep Hannah Overholt’s vision alive by contributing to the scholarship fund.  They, too, understand the value of higher education in bettering lives and achieving goals.

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters. Colossians 3:23

Application Requirements: Please read them carefully. 

Applicant must be a High School Senior who has been accepted at an institution of higher learning as a full-time student or a student who currently maintains full-time status at such an institution who has not previously received this scholarship. 

Said applicant must also meet one of the following requirements to be considered for the Hannah Overholt/Joe Benner Scholarship:

  • being confirmed in the church upon completion of Confirmation Classes
  • becoming a member of the church upon completion of New Member Classes
  • becoming a member of the church through a letter of transfer from original church of membership
  • making a public affirmation of faith with the congregation of Addisville Reformed Church bearing witness

Applicant must attach a brief essay entitled How Christ Has Changed My Life to this form as part of the application process and may be asked to share this essay to the congregation either in person or share it digitally via the Announcer if awarded the scholarship.

Scholarship money awarded is based on active (current) participation in Addisville Reformed Church life including, Worship Services, Sunday School, Bible Study, Youth Group and/or Volunteer Service to the church and its community. These include being active virtually and the intention to stay virtually connected to the church.