The Christiana Benevolent Committee is blessed with the opportunity
to administer four scholarships:
The Lena Bangle Lyerly Memorial Scholarship
The Brad Patrick Memorial Scholarship
The Hubert and Blanche Ritchie Scholarship for High School Seniors
The Hubert and Blanche Ritchie Scholarship for College Students
Links to the applications are listed under the scholarship requirements
and descriptions below. Applications are available as a Microsoft Word
document to be completed electronically and mailed, or as a PDF
document to be printed and completed by hand.
All applications (electronically completed also) should be mailed to:
Christiana Lutheran Church
Attention: Benevolent Committee Chairperson
6190 U.S. Highway 52
Salisbury, NC 28146
Telephone – 704-279-4655
All scholarship applications must be completed and returned to the
church office by 12 noon on Friday, March 24, 2023.
Any applications received after that date will not be considered. Church members applying for scholarships must have an official transcript from the school sent to the church office. No others will be accepted.
The following scholarships are available through Christiana Congregation. Those interested in applying please note the requirements. Complete information about each scholarship and applications are available on the church website, www.christianalutheran.org. If you have any questions or if you need assistance in accessing the information, please contact either Branson Pethel, chairperson of the 2022 committee, or the church office.
Lena Bangle Lyerly Scholarship
Must be a Christiana Lutheran Church member that participates and attends Christiana Lutheran Church as school schedules allows.
Enrolled in a two or four year college/university.
Working toward a degree in Health or Christian Ed. and having accrued 12 or more credit hours in that school of study.
Brad Patrick Scholarship
Scholarship will be awarded to a Rowan-Salisbury Public High School Senior with a financial need to further their education.
Applications may be obtained in the Guidance Counselor’s office in any Rowan County High School.
Hubert & Blanche Ritchie Scholarship High School (1)
Must be a participating and engaged member at Christiana Lutheran Church for the previous 24 months prior to the application deadline.
High school senior.
Enrolled full time in a two or four year college/university.
Hubert & Blanche Ritchie Scholarship College (2)
Must be a Christiana Lutheran Church member that participates and attends Christiana Lutheran Church as school schedules allow.
Full time college student
See full eligibility requirements on the church website.
All scholarship applications must be completed and returned to the church office by 12 noon on Friday,
March 18, 2022. Any applications received after that date will not be considered. All applicants applying for scholar-
ships must have an official transcript from the school sent to the church office. No others will be accepted.
2023 Benevolent Committee Members
Brian Barringer, 2023 chair
Branson Pethel, ex-officio
Documents to download:
were awarded on May 21
The Ritchie College Scholarship was awarded to Caylee Hawkins, a rising sophomore at East Carolina University majoring in Social Work.
The Brad Patrick Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Autumn Heglar a recent West Rowan High School graduate. Autumn will attend Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute to study Medical Sonography.