Willard A. Peterson & Winifred W. Peterson Memorial Scholarship

The Willard A. Peterson & Winifred W. Peterson Memorial Scholarship of First Congregational United Church of Christ, Moline, Illinois (FCC) is to provide tuition assistance for church members who are seeking private or public post-secondary education.

Scholarships will be awarded to applicants for the following academic year. Qualified expenses that may be covered with this scholarship’s award are tuition and mandatory academic expenses required for enrollment (no book, supply charges, or room and board expenses qualify).

Applicants for the Peterson Memorial Scholarship must meet the following criteria:

    • Active, participating member of First Congregational United Church of Christ, Moline, Illinois

    • High school or college graduate, or earned a G.E.D

    • Achieved a GPA of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale

    • Enrolled (or will be at the time scholarships are distributed) in a regionally accredited institution of higher learning, either part-time or full-time, pursuing certification, Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree or Doctorate

The Peterson Memorial Scholarship is a one-year scholarship. Church members must apply annually.

Each semester’s funds will be paid from FCC directly without exception to the college or university upon receipt of institutional statements of enrollment.

DEADLINE is April 10th, 2023.  All items must be time stamped/postmarked/dropped off by April 10th, 2023. See the application for more details.  

To apply for the Peterson Memorial Scholarship, please complete online: 

Online application is preferred, but you may also download and submit via mail or drop off at the church office. See PDF application for more details.

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