Foil Essick Scholarship Fund - Catawba College
Foil Essick was born in 1903, the son of Andrew L. and Florence W. Essick. He graduated from Catawba College and served as Student Government President. Mr. Essick worked for the State of North Carolina as a Parole Officer. He was married and divorced after many years of marriage. The couple had no children. Mr. Essick was connected to Pilgrim through his parents’ membership. However, Foil’s name is not found on any membership list. But none the less, he was buried in Pilgrim Reformed Church Cemetery in 1983.
In June 1981, Mr. Essick set forth criteria for the scholarship at Catawba College. Information regarding the guidelines were requested and received from Catawba College in January 2015. A copy of Mr. Essick’s “desires” has been attached to this document.
It is intended for this pertinent information to be kept on file by paper copy and computer copy in the office of Pilgrim Reformed Church. A copy will be filed in the 2015 Consistory Office Notebook.
The scholarship fund has $17,777.85 as reported by Catawba College in December 2014.
Patricia H. Leonard
Finance Committee Chairperson
Pilgrim Reformed Church
January 23, 2015
Jane Leonard Hudson Scholarship – Davidson County Community College
In 1991 Virginia Fritts Leonard, wife of Reid Leonard, established this scholarship in memory of their only child, Jane, who was born in 1946. The scholarship is available to any applicant in the DCCC Nursing Program. The Scholarship Foundation accepts, reviews, and awards the money as described in the criteria set forth by Mrs. Leonard and in accordance with government regulations.
Jane was an accomplished pianist and organist during her youth as a member of Pilgrim Reformed Church. She selected nursing as her career choice and graduated from
North Carolina Baptist Hospital School of Nursing in the 1960’s. She was married to John Hudson until her death in 1977.
Mark and Jill W. Breeden Scholarships – Davidson County Community College
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Morning Glory Scholarship
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