Congratulations to Skyla Marcott, the 2018-2019 recipient of the Bethel University CP Women’s Ministry scholarship. She attends the Flat Lick CP church and is starting her second year at Bethel University.
“I was raised by a loving, passionate, caring, and beautiful woman; her name is Bernie. I would not be where I am or who I am if it was not for her. A strong, courageous and smart man, named Denny, helped her raise my brother and I. If it was not for my family’s support I would not be the smart, driven, passionate, hardworking, and dedicated woman I am today.
I love being at Bethel, I never thought I would be able to come to Bethel because it was a little out of my price range for colleges. I prayed about coming to Bethel and God has made it possible and as soon as I was about to give up on my dream of graduating from Bethel, because of financial issues, God answered me again and offer me this scholarship. Now I am happy to say that I am planning on graduating in 2020.
My goal is to graduate with a high GPA and low debt. I will be graduating with my degree in psychology and I will be applying what I have learned from this degree to do horse therapy. I want to open my own horse stable and do horse therapy from my stable, but before that I will be working and volunteering in other horse therapy barns. I know God will use me daily to minister to His children and I am so excited to see what kind of ministry He leads me to. I have always been driven to help and serve others, and I have done this over the past few years through local and global mission trips.
I want to thank my parents and godparents for always pushing me to get good grades and for my mentors that have helped me make decisions along the way. I also want to thank the Cumberland Presbyterian Women’s Ministry for awarding me this scholarship. Last but not least, I want to thank my church for supporting me in every way possible through my journey.
This scholarship was established in 1976 in recognition of the service given by Beverly St. John, as the first director of Cumberland Presbyterian Women. It is awarded annually in the amount of $2,000. It is awarded first to a young woman attending Bethel University who is planning to go into full-time Christian ministry, the field of Christian education, music ministry or other related fields. If there is not an eligible candidate, then it is awarded to a Cumberland Presbyterian woman at the university who is in need of financial assistance.
It is the hope and dream of Women’s Ministry that more dedicated and capable young women will give consideration to a vocation related to the church. This scholarship is designed to encourage young women in their pursuit of ordained ministry as well as other positions in the church. The first scholarship was awarded in 1977 to Mary Lin Hudson, who is Professor of Homiletics and Liturgics at Memphis Theological Seminary. Other recipients are now serving as pastors, counselors, chaplains, and other fields of ministry. The scholarship as of 06/30/2018 stands at $207,635.73 and earned $6,226.49 the first half of 2018! If you would like to make a donation to this scholarship endowment, you can do that online or by sending your church payable to Missions Ministry Team to 8207 Traditional Place, Cordova, TN 38106. Be sure to indicate on your church that it is for the Women’s Ministry/Bethel University Scholarship Endowment.
Thank you from Skyla –
I just wanted to thank you for this scholarship. I love going to Bethel and this scholarship is making my stay so much easier. I have been struggling with finding a way to stay at Bethel while living in Clarksville and this was the answer I needed. Thank you so very much! I will continue my studying in psychology and I will continue to push myself to get good grades and continue to better myself as a Christian. This scholarship will make my college experience smoother. I am so grateful and honored to accept this scholarship.