Lewis Merritt Scholarship
Applications for the 2019 Lewis Merritt Scholarship are being accepted. This scholarship is made
available through the United Methodist Men of Hope Mills United Methodist Church in cooperation with
the family of Mr. Lewis Merritt.
A Scholarship award in the amount of $500.00 will be made to any graduate of South View High School,
Jack Britt High School, Grays Creek High School, or any member of Hope Mills United Methodist
Church family, who will be or is currently an undergraduate attending any college or university during the
2019-2020 school year. The Recipients will be announced by May 10, 2019.
Please note: Membership in the Hope Mills United Methodist Church is not a requirement to receive this
scholarship award. Any student may apply without regard to religious affiliation, race, sex, or college of choice.
Mr. Lewis Merritt was a member of Hope Mills United Methodist Church and very active in the
Methodist Men. At the time of his death, Mr. Merritt was Chairman of the church’s building committee.
He was instrumental in the planning and building of our Family Life Center and Sunday School building,
which we began using in 1997. Mr. Merritt was adamant in his support for the church, the community and
family. His concern for the youth of our community led us to offer this scholarship in his memory and
honor, and we have been able to offer this scholarship since the first award for the 1998-99 school year.
The scholarship committee consists of Mr. Merritt’s daughters, the officers and two current members of
the Hope Mills United Methodist Men. The committee decision is based on a value determined by them
from information on the application (enclosed) in the following areas:
Church, youth and community activities
Academic achievement and school activities
Please announce and make available to your students the enclosed application.
Completed applications should be returned no later than 1 pm on April 12, 2019 to:
Hope Mills United Methodist Church
Attn: President, Methodist Men (Merritt Scholarship)
4955 Legion Road
Hope Mills, N.C. 28348
Thank you for your support in this endeavor.
President, Hope Mills United Methodist Men