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Hailey Lancaster receives Faith Christian Ministries scholarship

Posted on January 11, 2021

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Faith Christian Ministries of Spring Hope has awarded Hailey Lancaster a $1,500 scholarship for her second semester studies at East Carolina University. This is her second semester award of a four-semester scholarship totaling $6,000.

Lancaster, daughter of Donald and Aleah Deel, is a 2020 Southern Nash High School graduate. She is enrolled in the nursing program at East Carolina and plans to return to Nash County upon graduation. This met a scholarship requirement of Faith Christian that the recipient be trained in an area that would serve the people of Nash County.

“Last spring, Faith Christian decided that one way to make an impact on our community was to help a deserving student receive two years of scholarship help,” said Catherine Gupton, scholarship committee member. “We wanted to help a student with two years either at a community college or college. We specified that they would plan to live and work in Nash County upon graduation.”

“There are many talented students who are limited by their finances. We wanted to help a student who might not be able to afford college without some financial help,” said scholarship committee member Diane Batchelor. 

Gupton added, “Hailey has a servant’s heart.  She served in a variety of ways while attending Southern Nash. She is currently working at Open Door Development Center of Greenville in addition to her classes. Her willingness to serve was made clear during her interview and was a deciding factor in her selection as our first scholarship recipient. Her first semester grades were outstanding. I think we made a good decision to help her.”

Faith Christian Ministries raises funds for assistance by reselling donated clothes and household goods and financial donations from area churches. Volunteers donate their time to run the ministry store and to assist with the Spring Hope population’s needs. 

A total of $123,000 has been used to help with utility, food, medical and scholarship assistance since 2010. 

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