Jashemski Memorial Scholarship Fund

For Undergraduate Studies in the Liberal Arts

The Stanley A. Jashemski Memorial Scholarship Fund was originally established in 1986 by action of the Session of the Takoma Park Presbyterian Church and through the generosity of the family and friends of Stanley A. Jashemski, a physicist with deep appreciation for the arts. For many years he and his wife, Wilhelmina, then a professor of humanities and ancient history at the University of Maryland, sponsored a Sunday school forum in which young adults could explore their faith in an intellectually challenging environment. Their shared commitment to encourage the development of persons with potential for inspired, enlightened leadership is reflected in the goals and purposes of the Fund. When Wilhelmina Jashemski died in 2007, the scholarship was renamed the Stanley A. and Wilhelmina Jashemski Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Jashemski Scholarships provide financial assistance for students of outstanding intellectual ability as evidenced by prior academic performance, and significant religious commitment as evidenced by formal membership in a religious body, regular participation in its worship life, and active involvement in its service ministry. Ordinarily recipients will be young people (17-25 years of age) who demonstrate in their thought and action the broad religious sensitivity characteristic of Stanley and Wilhelmina Jashemski; have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5; are active members of a Christian church; are pursuing liberal arts studies; show evidence of social and civic concern; have financial need.

"Pursuing liberal arts studies" is understood as having a balanced curriculum that includes the arts and humanities, sciences, social sciences, and mathematics. Qualifying students will normally major in one of these areas. Students from other fields must demonstrate how they are pursuing the liberal arts.

Grants are made in amounts up to $10,000.

  1. Awards will be made based on the application and interview.
  2. Preference for awarding scholarships will be given to students who are (in descending order):

****Please note: we may not be able to interview all applicants.************


New and Returning Applicants must complete the General Information Form here.

The following items should be sent in a Microsoft Word document to Jashemski@takomaparkpc.org; your full name should be in the subject line of the email. Recommendations must also be sent this email address. Please ask your reference to put your last name in the subject line of the email.

New Applications must include:

Returning applications must include:

Applications are due by February 15.

Committee members may contact applicants and request additional documents, if it seems these will be helpful for a decision.

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