Matthew Brown Fellowship

 

Matthew Brown Fellowship

The Matthew Brown Fellowship is a grant-funded faith-based service-learning program that unites three entities: our church, Washington and Jefferson College, and the community. Besides providing a scholarship opportunity for students, the fellowship was established to keep the historical connection between W&J College and the church, as this was the campus church when the college was affiliated with the Presbyterian faith. That affiliation no longer exists but by sitting on the campus edge, we are surrounded by the college and its life. Many years ago, Matthew Brown was the first president of Washington College and, at the same time, served as pastor of our church, hence the fellowship name.

Honor students are selected through an application process. They are interviewed, hired, and placed at local non-profit agencies where they work a set number of hours and receive a stipend from the grant monies. Fellows attend monthly meetings where they explore and discuss their community service work as it relates to their academic, personal, and spiritual lives. Local and distant mission projects are also periodically offered. A student supervisor works alongside the fellowship director to help guide meetings, visit agencies, keep time records, and select topics of discussion.

Some of the participating agencies are:

Citizens Library Turning Point Women With Children
Donnell House (Hospice Program) Washington Area Humane Society
First Presbyterian Church Music Scholar Washington City Mission
First Presbyterian Nursery and Youth Programming Washington County Gay Stright Alliance
Habitat for Humanity Washington County Historical Society
Literacy Council of Southwestern PA Washington County Law Library
Presbyterian Senior Care Washington Hospital Volunteer Services

 

The Music Scholars program provides selected student musicians
an opportunity to rehearse and perform with the First Presbyterian Church Chancel Choir.

Funding for this unique and rewarding program

is provided through

the Francis Asbury Palmer Foundation.

 

Matthew Brown Fellowship Brochure

 

Application Explanation

 

Application Form-Hard Copy

 

Application Instructions Hard Copy

 

Application Form-Electronic Verson

 

Application Instructions Electronic Version

 

Criminal Background Clearances

 

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