The Sherry Sparks Memorial Scholarship

Long-time former staff member the Rev. Sherry Sparks ’95 began working at the Seminary in 1998. Her title when she retired in December 2012 was associate dean for admissions and vocation. She also served as pastor of Beechview UPC (Pa.). Sherry died May 27, 2015, at age 66, after a five-year battle with cancer. She is remembered by both staff and alums as a loving and encouraging person, always upbeat and hopeful.

Tribute gifts for this scholarship may come in the form of cash, deferred estate gifts, securities, and/or a qualified retirement plan.

The Robert L. Kelley Jr., Ph.D. Endowed Scholarship

The Rev. Dr. Robert L. Kelley Jr. ’51 served Pittsburgh Theological Seminary throughout a more than 63-year affiliation as an alumnus, faculty member, and leader on the Seminary’s Board of Directors. Also a two-term member of the Alumnae/i Council, he received the Seminary’s

Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2000, and in 2003 he was given faculty emeritus status. He died Oct. 30, 2013. Tribute gifts for this scholarship fund may come in the form of cash, deferred estate gifts, securities, and/or a qualified retirement plan.

The Rev. George E. Tutwiler Scholarship Endowment

The Rev. George E. Tutwiler served as organist/choirmaster and instructor in church music and United Methodist Studies at Pittsburgh Seminary for 30 years. An ordained elder serving The United Methodist Church during his 40-year career, George has been widely known for his skill as a recitalist, conductor, clinician, and lecturer. Upon his retirement, in 2011 Pittsburgh Seminary awarded him faculty emeritus status. Tribute gifts for this scholarship fund may come in the form of cash, deferred estate gifts, securities, and/or a qualified retirement plan.

The Rev. Dr. Stephen Polley Scholarship Endowment

The Rev. Dr. Stephen L. Polley ’54/’59/’75  received the Seminary’s Distinguished Alumnus Award for Pastoral Service in 2002. He served on the Seminary’s Board of Directors from 1989-1991 and in 2003 was awarded emeritus status. He also served on the Alumnae/i Council from 1995-2009 and on the World Mission Initiative’s Advisory Board. He died Feb. 13, 2013. Tribute gifts for this scholarship fund may come in the form of cash, deferred estate gifts, securities, and/or a qualified retirement plan.

The Bill and Jane Carl Presidential Scholarship Endowment

From 2005-2015, the Rev. Dr. William J. Carl III and his wife, Jane Alexander Carl, worked as a team to nurture and support students preparing for ministries at Pittsburgh Seminary, where Dr. Carl served as president and professor of homiletics. The Carls regularly hosted future Christian leaders in their home as part of the Company of New Pastors program, as well as a wide range of on-campus activities involving students. Tribute gifts for this scholarship fund may come in the form of cash, deferred estate gifts, securities, and/or a qualified retirement plan.

 

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