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The Presbyterian Foundation of Louisiana, Inc. is a non-profit corporation formed in the State of Louisiana in 1956. It is governed and managed under the authority of the Synod of the Sun, Presbyterian Church USA. The Foundation’s purpose is to glorify God and to extend His kingdom by helping the needy in areas of education, medical care, and the necessities of life.
To achieve this purpose, the Board of Trustees of the Foundation awards grants and scholarships from the funds that it oversees.
Is to glorify God and help in the extension of his Kingdom by seeking, receiving, holding and managing property in trust for the following purposes:
As may be deemed fitting and proper to such persons or groups as may be selected as being in need of the same.
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In the times in which we live, and given the increasing needs of our community, it’s good to know the Presbyterian Foundation of Louisiana exists to not only help more students on their way to achieving their career goals but also assist more of our senior population with supportive services to help them remain active and healthy. It’s two ends of the spectrum of life, and for that we praise God.
PFL also oversees funds in The Ministry to Aging Fund, which receives gifts from institutions, churches, and individuals for the benefit of and assistance to programs for the elderly. Applications are received and appraised by an appointed trustee for presentation at the annual Board meeting.
Although the Ministry to Aging Fund had its beginning prior to 1969, it was in this year that the PFL Board of Directors voted to implement the advice of their finance committee to consolidate some of its small funds for the aging into one. This led to the establishment in 1987 of the current Ministry to the Aging Fund.
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Attn: Ministry on Aging Fund
P.O. Box 57334
New Orleans, LA 70157
The scholarship program was established from a bequest of the Gilbert Hyne Estate. Mr. Hyne was a layman and a member of the Oak Park Presbyterian Church in New Orleans. According to the instructions of his will, the interest derived from the principal of his gift is to be granted annually to students pursuing studies in the field of engineering or towards a medical doctorate degree.
Engineering Students applying for a scholarship in engineering must be entering their third or fourth year for the approaching fall term.
Medical Students applying for the scholarship in medicine* must have already been accepted to an accredited Medical School for the approaching fall term.
*NOTE: Consideration of requests from students pursuing degrees in dentistry, nursing and veterinary medicine are not included for this scholarship as per the donor’s wishes.
- Scholarship recipients are determined using a combination of factors including scholastic ability, financial need, meeting requirements in the fields of study, and references.
- Applicants are considered without regard to race, national origin, place of residency or school, or denominational affiliation.
- Scholarship award amounts vary from year to year because of the total available funding for distribution and the number of acceptable applicants.
- Scholarship awards are sent directly to the educational institution.
Important Dates for Applicants
April 1, 2023
Last day to turn in completed scholarship application and one letter of reference. See application for submission details.
*All candidates are required to have a letter of reference submitted on their behalf by a professional familiar with the candidate’s academic performance (professor, advisor, etc.). It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure that the letter is received no later than April 1, 2023.
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The Margaret ‘Nell’ Johnston Memorial Fund
Nell served as the President of the Presbyterian Foundation of Louisiana. In recognition of her devoted service, and in her honor and memory, this Memorial Fund was created.
About The Donor – Gilbert Hyne
The Hyne Family Fund provides scholarships for medical students and engineering students entering their second or higher year of engineering.
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