The Committee on Preparation for Ministry is overseeing 16 seminarians from our presbytery as they study to prepare for ministry. Presbyterian Women (PW) embraces the opportunity to encourage our young seminarians through the Kay Beckman Seminary Scholarship, established to lend support to students in PC(USA) seminaries. We are dedicated to supporting as many seminarians as possible as an investment in these students and in the future health of our churches. We need ministers – teaching elders- to fill our pulpits!

Presbyterian Women contribute to and budget for this scholarship. With the help of our congregations, the funds available would be increased. Please challenge your congregations by establishing a collection for this scholarship. If each of the 60 churches in the Presbytery of St. Augustine were to contribute annually to this fund, PW would be able to give substantial support to each of our candidates on your behalf. We would not be forced to choose between outstanding candidates in awarding scholarships. All would feel encouraged and supported by the presbytery in which they were raised.

Your generous support of the Kay Beckman Seminary Scholarship is a solid investment in the future of the Presbyterian Church. Additional information can be found at:

Christine Riggs
Scholarship Chair
Coordinating Team
Presbyterian Women in the Presbytery of St. Augustine