Angiolillo Scholarship funds, hereafter referred to as AS funds, will be awarded to students of any level of study beyond high school graduation. If a student applies and is not awarded any scholarship funds they may apply again as long as they meet the application requirements.
Applicants must have attended regularly the Lyncourt Wesleyan Church for a minimum of one (1) year and attend it or its affiliate (another Wesleyan church or a work sponsored by the Lyncourt Wesleyan Church) during the academic year and while on vacation from school.
To apply for AS funds a student must submit an application and a current written testimony. The testimony should include how they came to know Christ as their personal Savior, their walk with Him since that time, and what they see God is calling them towards. Their testimony should be a minimum of two pages and typewritten.
As a prospective or current college or seminary student, it is our expectation that the writing you submit be of good quality. Rules of convention ( grammar, punctuation, spelling, sentence structure, etc. ) need to be followed.
Application can be made no sooner than February 1st of the year in which the AS is being awarded. Mailed applications must be post marked by June 1st. The committee is not responsible for lost, stolen or misdirected mail. The AS award will be announced on a Sunday in July of that year in the regular morning service.
Applicants for AS funds must be attending an approvedChristian college/university or seminary or F.L.A.M.E. (Fellowship of Leaders Acquiring Ministerial Education), and planning to go into full-time vocational Christian service. The funds must be used within their course of study.
Awards will be granted as funds are available from interest on the principal funds. The principal funds are not to be used for the awards but to be left as an interest base for future award funds. The financial goal of the AS will be to build a principal base that will allow for the increase in the number and amount of future gifts.
Awards will be a determined amount based on the availability of funds. We reserve the right to divide available funds by chosen applicants. No particular dollar amount award is guaranteed.
Applications will be judged on the following basis:
50% written testimony, 25% academic achievement and 25% financial need.
All additional funding sources and amounts must be submitted with application.
Applicants must submit a transcript for the last school year completed.
Written testimony will be judged on the following:
Evidence of commitment, evidence of spiritual growth, past and present ministry in church and community, knowledge of future ministry, and clarity of God’s will for your life. (For repeat applicants please update your last submission.)
Any decisions regarding eligibility, awards etc. will be made by the acting Scholarship committee with the confirmation of the Local Board of Administration of the Lyncourt Wesleyan Church. All decisions are final. If the Lyncourt Wesleyan Church ceases to exist then any decisions that need to be made will be made by the acting Central NY District of the Wesleyan Church.
Rose and Joe Angiolillo
Rose was first invited to attend Lyncourt Wesleyan Church in the 1940s while her husband, Joe, was serving in World War II. Although he did not begin attending until the late 1960's, LWC was their church home for the rest of Rose and Joe's lives and has been for some of their children and grandchildren as well.
Joe and Rose were actively involved at LWC in many ways. Rose taught Sunday school and Joe helped to build and maintain the church building on Court Street. They both served on the board of administration and in various other capacities, but they are best remembered for their generous hospitality. Whatever the occasion, the Angiolillo home was a great place to visit and the family was always willing to help others however they could.
The Rose Angiolillo Scholarship Fund was started with that same desire to help others. In 1986 after her passing, the family established the fund in Rose's memory to help students planning to go into full-time ministry. Joe continued to be a part of the Lyncourt Wesleyan Church family until his passing in 2001 at which time the name was changed to 'The Angiolillo Family Scholarship'.
It is with great pleasure that the Angiolillo family continues the tradition of giving to others established by Rose and Joe.