Updated: Apr 18, 2022
This year's scholarship recipients will be announced on May 15, 2022, at all church services.
38th Year of MUMC Scholarship
Gratitude Narrative from MUMC Scholarship Recipients - Spring 2022
I studied at The University of Texas at Austin and majored in art history. This major required not only many textbooks, but also many additional art supplies such as drawing pads, specialty papers, and artistic pencils and pens. I am so thankful the MUMC Scholarship helped me cover those additional expenses and supplies, so that I could get the most out of my major.
Christina Dorf currently works as a billing analyst at HKS Architects in Austin and was
a recipient of the Manchaca United Methodist Church Scholarship in 2015.
I am so grateful to have received the MUMC scholarship to help cover the costs of attending Baylor University. My college experience was so fulfilling, and I was able to strengthen my faith during my time there. I am so thankful to have grown up going to such a generous church who supports their college students with this fund.
Shelby Dorf was a recipient of MUMC Scholarships in 2013 and currently lives in Dallas, working as an Internet Marketing Manager at Scorpion.
Like the mustard seed in Matthew 13:32 “although it is the smallest of all seeds, it grows larger than any garden plant and becomes a tree. Birds even come and rest on the branches.” With God’s blessing and your generosity, the scholarship fund will grow again this year, serve more students, and MUMC will continue to play a vital role in assisting students to achieve their goals and dreams.
Even though these scholarships are given out in the Spring of each year, you may contribute to this fund all year long - simply mark your offering as "Scholarship Fund." You may also give through our online giving portal and select "Scholarship Fund" from the fund menu.
History of the MUMC Scholarship Fund
The MUMC Scholarship Fund began in 1984, when Christine Brown, a longtime MUMC member and retired teacher, was honored by parents of her students. She was recognized with a $300 check, and her response was “Let’s give it back to the children.”
Christine had opened Jet Star School after her retirement. These parents wanted to acknowledge her forty years of teaching, devotion to children, and her endless energy, so their $300 gift was the seed money for the scholarship fund. Christine began to have her famous rummage sales to benefit the scholarship nest egg. She was so successful with her sales, friends and family dubbed her “Queen of the Rummage Sale.”
Christine’s life revolved around God, her family, MUMC, children, and their educations. Though she is no longer with us, Christine’s spirit lives on, and she continues to influence lives through the MUMC Scholarship Fund.
In 1994, another scholarship was added to the MUMC Fund. Janna Banker contributed proceeds from a scholarship established in memory of her husband, Donald. His career had its foundation in an engineering degree from Texas A&M University. After serving in the USAF and working in private industry, he returned to A&M to obtain a master’s degree in mathematics, starting a long and distinguished career in education. The majority of his teaching career was spent at McCallum High School in Austin.
Don’s passionate belief in higher education and the opportunities it afforded was often the source of his teaching style. Mathematics was his platform from the very basic algebra to the higher logic of calculus, he urged, pushed, and if necessary, held the hands of students until they understood.
Like Christine Brown, Don Banker’s devotion to teaching and his students was reciprocated with admiration and respect.