Annual Dorothy James & Marie Whitaker Scholarships

2022 Scholarship Winners

Dorothy James Scholarship for Seniors

1st place – Ke’Asia Webb, STEM Academy

2nd place – Similoluwa Olaniyi, Penncrest High School

3rd place – JaNylah Bishop, STEM Academy

Marie Whitaker Scholarship for Juniors

Kathryn Hutchinson, Garnet Valley High School

Nhaomi Lartey, Penn Wood High School

Lindsay McBride, Academy of Notre Dame

Thank you so much to the The Chester Education Foundation and the Jetter Center for their partnership in this effort!

2022 Contest Details

WHO
Any Delaware County high school junior or senior interested in pursuing continuing education – college/university, trade school, certificate program, or similar.

WHAT
Short Essay Writing Contest – five scholarships awarded, ranging from $250 to $1,500.

WHERE
Virtual Contest

WHEN
Saturday, April 23rd, 2022 9am-9pm

QUESTIONS?
Send an email to info@mediafellowshiphouse.org

Media Fellowship House believes that a better future requires an investment in our young people. That investment can be made by all of us in various ways. Whether it be the time we spend with our children at home or the support we offer to different community programs like our Youth Coalition, Media Fellowship House believes it is vital to help guide our youth and support them as they become the leaders of tomorrow.

To that end, Media Fellowship House created the Dorothy James and Marie Whitaker Scholarships. Named in honor of two of our founders, this annual award offers financial support to any Delaware County high school junior or senior interested in pursuing continuing education – college/university, trade school, certificate program, or similar.

To be eligible, students watch Media Fellowship House’s video entitled, “Words of the Heart” which tells the story of Dorothy James, her great-grandfather, Thomas Garrett as well as the founding of Media Fellowship House. Once finished with the video, the students will then write a 500-1000 word essay expressing their feelings about the video and what they would do to help improve our community.

The Dorothy James Scholarship for Seniors: Three winners will be chosen and receive a scholarship ranging from $750-$1,500 to support post secondary costs.

The Marie Whitaker Scholarship for Juniors: Three winners will be chosen and receive a $250 scholarship to support with college application fees.

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