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Wittenberg Guild

The Wittenberg Guild Scholarship

On Friday, January 22, 2010 our president, Jade Gianakopoulos joined Wittenberg administrators, President Mark Erickson and Vice President for Advancement, Brenda Duncan in signing the new scholarship agreement for the Guild.  Our board, along with a committee of interested Guild members, completed a study last year regarding our scholarship and how our funds are dispersed to the recipients. It was decided that a new endowed scholarship would be set up and that 12.5% of the funds that we raise each year will be placed in that fund.  When the endowment reaches $25,000 the first scholarship will be given to a student chosen from the pool of local students who plan to attend Wittenberg.

This scholarship recipient will meet criteria determined by the board of directors of the Guild at the time of the award.  We will publicize the scholarship and give publicity to our winner.  Thus we hope to encourage more students to attend Wittenberg and apply for that scholarship.  The remainder of the funds raised by the Guild in any given year will be given in this fashion:

  • 75% of the monies will be given in equal amounts to all local students who demonstrate financial need.
  • The remaining 12 ½ % will be awarded to one student of high ability who demonstrates financial need.

The Guild Board is very enthusiastic about the changes in our scholarship program.  All of these changes will fall under the umbrella of the Wittenberg Guild Martha Rodgers Scholarship Fund. We also have a Clark County Endowed Scholarship which is given to a local student who demonstrates financial need.


2009 Scholarship Fund

Through the generosity of almost 150 donors, our Wittenberg Guild Martha Rodgers Scholarship Fund raised $20,430 this year.  Under the leadership of Chair Kristine Baggs and her committee, our loyal donors have again made it possible for us to support Guild scholarships for local students attending Wittenberg.  With the funds raised from our Style Show last November, as well as contributions from the Scholarship Fund, we have made a donation to the University of $40,160 this year.


Jade Gianakopoulos, President of the Wittenberg Guild presents a check to the Vice President of Advancement, Brenda Beebe-Duncan