The Swanson Scholarship Fund was established in 1999 by Libby and Steve Jacobs in West Des Moines, IA, daughter and son-in-law of Mary and (the late) Bill Swanson, long time members of Westminster Church. The Swanson Scholarship Fund is a generous expression by the donors of their faith in Jesus Christ and the importance of continuing education to the Christian life. The scholarship provides financial support for undergraduate education in the amount of $500 per recipient per academic year.
The qualified applicant is an active member of Westminster Presbyterian Church or has a parent/guardian who is an active member of the church. The applicant is either currently enrolled as a full-time student or has been admitted for full-time study in an accredited institution of higher education for the year in which the scholarship is to be given.
While the scholarship is open to any and all courses of study, preference will be given to the applicant who demonstrates an interest in a course of study related to education and community service. Previous applicants are encourage to apply again.
Applications are available in the church office, or can be printed from the link at the bottom of this page. Applications should be returned to the office to the attention of Rev. Dr. Andrew McDonald. Applications will be accepted March 31. Notification will be given on Baccalaureate Sunday.
Swanson Scholarship Form
Questions can be directed to church office (402) 475-6702.