The Andrew D.M. Cutts Memorial Scholarships at Queensbury United Methodist Church originated in 1988 following the death of 19-year-old college student Andrew Douglas Mason Cutts. Andrew was a Clarkson College sophomore who is remembered for his high level of involvement in the life of QUMC, Queensbury High School and his community.
Approximately 80 students have received awards to help further their education beyond high school. Those wishing to enter military service are also invited to apply. Beginning in 2019, awards will be renewable for each of the years a student is enrolled in higher education if he or she maintains satisfactory grades.
Applicants must be members of QUMC and demonstrate consistent commitment to church, school and community service. We strongly suggest that students keep track of their activities and the amount of time they devote as this information becomes essential when the committee votes on awards.
Money for the Andrew Cutts Scholarships is earned through two fundraisers – a Christmas wreath sale order during our Holiday Festival in November and a Scroll Sale purchase in the spring that honors or memorializes loved ones. Of course, the committee welcomes funds at any time, too!
Applications for the Andrew Cutts Scholarship are available each April from the church office or download the application. Awards are presented at a special ceremony during a 10:30 AM worship service in June.