Kathryn Nation awarded Walter Russell Lambuth scholarship for 2018-19 academic year


The Lambuth scholarship is named for Bishop Walter Russell Lambuth (1854-1921). Click on link at end of story to read more about Bishop Lambuth.

Kathryn Nation has been awarded the 2018-19 Walter Russell Lambuth scholarship, according to an announcement by Dr. Joe Geary, director of Connectional Ministries for the Memphis Conference of The United Methodist Church, and Cindy Lowe, chairperson of the Memphis Conference Higher Education and Campus Ministry Team.

The scholarship is one example of how the Memphis Conference of The United Methodist Church “invests in young people,” one of its “four areas of focus,” said Geary.

Nation is a student at Martin Methodist College (MMC) in Pulaski, Tennessee, and a member of Baker’s Chapel United Methodist Church in Big Sandy, Tennessee. Her award is for $5,500 for the 2018-19 school year.

Award amounts for the Lambuth scholarship vary from year to year, based on investment performance of the scholarship fund, said Geary.

The scholarship fund is administered by the United Methodist Foundation for the Memphis and Tennessee Conferences, which forwards the money to Nation’s school.

MMC is a United Methodist institution, a requirement to receive the Lambuth scholarship. Click here for a list of United Methodist educational institutions.

May 1 was the deadline to apply for 2018-19 scholarship. Click here for more information about the application process.

The Lambuth scholarship fund was created after the closing of Methodist-affiliated Lambuth University in Jackson, Tennessee, in 2011. The Lambuth campus is now part of the University of Memphis.  

Click here to read more about Bishop Lambuth.