The 2020 Janice H. McElroy Scholarship recipient is Jennifer L. Savoy from Wearer, NH.  Jennifer is attending the Boston University School of Theology majoring in Theology seeking a Masters in Divinity.
Rotary District 7870, the Henniker Rotary Club, and the Janice H. McElroy Scholarship Committee comprised of Jim McElroy, Jan’s husband, and Mary Krotzer from the Henniker Rotary Club, Peter Powers from the Hopkinton Rotary Club, Jay Burgess from the Concord Rotary Club, Dave Saturley from the White River Junction Rotary Club, and Sandra McGonagle from the Gilford Rotary Club are pleased to announce the fourth recipient of the Janice H. McElroy Scholarship. Janice H. McElroy was a Past District 7870 Governor and Past President of the Henniker Rotary Club. Prior to her death in 2014, she requested that any donations in her memory be dedicated to establishing a scholarship fund for non-traditional students.
 
The 2020 scholarship recipient is Jennifer L. Savoy from Wearer, NH.  Jennifer is attending the Boston University School of Theology majoring in Theology seeking a Masters in Divinity.
Jennifer has shared that she has done a great deal of volunteering through her church, including  serving as a Sunday school teacher, Superintendent of Sunday School, nursery director, lay leader, lay servant, worship leader, church council member, director of Vacation Bible School, and youth group leader. She shares that she has learned so much in each of these positions and has grown in her faith through serving. As she looks forward to serving a church as pastor, she intends to take all that she has learned and hopes that it will make her a better pastor.
 
In her scholarship application, Jennifer expressed that her greatest accomplishment has been raising her children and homeschooling while earning her undergraduate degree and graduating Summa Cum Laude in 2017 from Mid-America Christian University.  
 
Jennifer shared these thoughts in her application:
 
I am sure there are many people out there that are deserving of this scholarship, and I pray that I am one that you will consider. I have worked hard the past three years in my studies at BU, and have learned a great deal, not just about theology and how to serve as a pastor, but about people from around the world. I am so thankful for the opportunity to attend this school, but I need to face the reality that I might not be able to continue without financial help. I am a single mom and am unable to work full time and attend school too. I travel to school 1-2 days a week, up to 3.5 hours each way, so working on school days is not an option.
 
When Janice H. McElroy dreamed of a scholarship fund in her name, Jennifer was exactly the candidate that Jan had in mind. She wanted to give non-traditional students the opportunity to return to school and fulfill their educational dreams.
 
It is with great pleasure that we present to Jennifer L. Savoy the 2020 Janice H. McElroy Scholarship, and we wish her continued success in her chosen career path of theology.
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