It is with the character, commitments and genuine love for others that their son had, together with knowing his true heart and goals to love and help others, that John and Bev have set forth The John David Luther Memorial Scholarship Fund. JD's heart and the love he had for others lives on.
The intention of the scholarship is to help high school students, and graduates. It is available to successful applicants to help with college, or other types of formal education. It is also available to students and graduates who want to pursue a career without college or other formal school training, but want to enter a trade school or receive on the job training as a part of preparation for a career.
As managers of the fund, John and Bev have determined that all donations, and proceeds from fund raising activities will go to the scholarship fund. There will be no administrative costs or management compensation taken from the fund. They have also determined that the fund will be an open account, related to the bookkeeping. Anyone who would like to donate will be entitled to view the account records, to include receipts, expenses and the disbursements of the fund to scholarship recipients when they donate, or upon request thereafter.
We have 10 scholarship recipients selected for 2017, but have an open door - year round policy in trying to serve high school students,and young college and career adults in finding successful paths in life. Those interested should request an application from John and Bev.
John and Bev would like to thank all participants, and contributors to the success and goals of the Scholarship Fund to date, and those who may choose to help in the future. May the Lord bless and keep you. .
At this time, we would like to announce and briefly introduce the 10 recipients of the scholarship as follows:
Czarius Demontae Balfour (Poppy)
Benhamin Lamon Baylor (BJ)
Cory David Contreras
Manuel Devon McAfee
Kaylin Anne Meek
Timothy Nesho Patterson, Jr.
Michael Anthony Resendez
Roderick Temple, Jr. (Maine)
BJ has accepted a football scholarship to play Division 1 football for Oregon State University. Many of us in the Wharton community are happy for BJ's well earned scholarship, but would prefer a location closer to Wharton, where we could watch the exciting action he generates as a running back.
She has taken a special interest and received training in photography. Demonstrating a genuine talent for the craft, she is currently employed as a photographer for The Aquarium restaurant in Houston TX, and hopes for continued success in the field. of photography
Cory has not yet selected a career path, but is sure to be successful, given the passion he has demonstrated for life progress.
Not to make assumptions, Bev and John offer "guidance" first, in terms of prayer, then in sharing life experience, which would include both successful and failed ventures. Their door remains open to Manuel, and all who genuinely seek help.
She is interested in seeking the Lord for guidance, and discovery of His perfect will for her life. She would be open to mission work, or wherever the Lord leads.
Tim was an outstanding football player at Wharton High School, reports that he has been accepted and enrolled in college, and would like to continue in seeking a career in football.
Mikey has spoken to John and Bev Luther about working for their company, and John will surely share the ups and downs of participating and owning a company in the residential and light commercial design - build business.
Roderick or "Maine" as he prefers to be called, was a multiple sports athlete at Wharton High School, rising to the top as a defensive end on the football team, and steadily improving his game as a 6'4" center for the Running Tigers basketball team.
Maine would like to attend college, and has a very good chance at earning a sports scholarship in football or basketball. He would like to study business management, perhaps applying his talents and educational effort to a career in basketball.
Tim is interested in attending college, and in the meantime he has started classes and hands on training as a welder. Who knows what the future may hold, as he has outstanding basketball talents, worthy of a college scholarship.
We know according to God's word that He promises, "I knows the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11. Perhaps we can all provide a boost of encouragement, and love that will help them find the success that God has planned.
John David Luther Memorial Scholarship Fund / Administration
Hungerford, TX 77448
John Cell 281-830-8472 / Bev Cell 281-831-8758