George B. Cash Jr. Scholarship
The George B. Cash Jr. Scholarship Fund was established in 1997 and continues to this day. The fund was established upon the death of long-term Zion member, George B. Cash Jr. who had a passion for helping others and for continuing education. He wanted to ensure that those who desired to pursue a degree had the opportunity available to them, so he graciously donated money for the creation of a scholarship fund to benefit deserving college students.
Originally the scholarship was open to any graduate of North Hagerstown High School and South Hagerstown High School following George’s passion to benefit the community he loved. The monies originally established for the fund reverted to Zion’s general fund on the 20th anniversary of the scholarship fund as George stipulated in his donation. The Zion consistory at that time decided to continue the scholarship fund in George’s memory and opened the fund to any high school graduate, not only those of North and South Hagerstown High Schools but limiting the availability to Zion members. So today, because of the generosity of one longtime member and the efforts of the Zion consistory, George’s legacy lives on by ensuring any member of Zion Reformed that is pursuing an undergraduate degree at an accredited institution of higher learning has the possibility of receiving a little extra help to make their dream come true.
Therefore, we invite any Zion member who plans to be enrolled full time in an undergraduate college program to complete the attached application form. Additional scholarship applications may be downloaded from the church website at www.zionreformed.church/scholarship or picked-up at the church office. All applications must be submitted no later than June 30th, 2022. The Scholarship Committee will announce the awards by August 1st, 2022.
Additionally, we invite members to make contributions to the Fund so that this opportunity can continue into the foreseeable future. Contributions can be sent to Zion Reformed UCC, 201 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown, MD 21740, Attn. Scholarship Fund. Contributions to the scholarship fund may also be made online at www.zionreformed.church/give and choosing “Scholarship Fund” in the fund choices.