Dan Arnold Memorial Scholarship

Dan Arnold was the Pastor of Baleville Church for 28 years until his passing in 2011.  Deeply appreciated by those who knew him as a friend and pastor, the life of Pastor Dan extended into the life of the community through many roles of service, outreach and presence. In honor of his legacy, Baleville annually awards at least one $500 scholarship to an graduating senior or college student who demonstrates a Christian life and character which makes an positive impact on others.
How to Apply + Process
1) Fill out the form below, or download a copy and mail to 6 Church Road, Newton NJ 07860. The scholarship deadline is May 15th.
 
2) The Arnold Scholarship Committee meets to review and discuss in detail each application received. Members of the congregation, community and Arnold family are involved in the decision making process. Each application is scrubbed of all personally identifying information prior to review by the Committee, and following review applications are securely returned to the administrative office. Strict confidentiality is maintained during the review process so Committee members can remain impartial.
 
3) The scholarship is generally awarded near the end of the school year. A public recognition of the chosen applicant takes place during a Sunday morning service at Baleville Church where the applicant is formally awarded the scholarship and affirmed by the congregation.
 
4) You are eligible to receive the scholarship more than once in your academic career.
 
Online Application
Become A Scholarship Partner – Funding and Future Development
The Dan Arnold Memorial Scholarship is a privately funded grant made possible by contributions from members of the Baleville Congregational Church and other generous persons from the greater Hampton community. The scholarship is located within an investment trust, but in order to continue awarding the scholarship in its current form, and increase the potential impact of the scholarship in the future, an ongoing effort occurs throughout the calendar year to raise replenishment funds. There are two major ways to continue the scholarship through financial gifts, noted below:
 
1) Donate directly to Baleville Congregational Church via check and note on your memo line Dan Arnold Scholarship. Please note that the check itself should be payable to Baleville Church, BCCC or Baleville Congregational Church. Memo notation will ensure that your funds are directed towards your intended purpose.
 
2) Join our weekly contribution schedule by donating $25.00, $50.00 or $100.00 in honor of the person, event or anniversary of your choosing. Your name and chosen remembrance/celebration will appear in our weekly bulletin and your contribution to the fund will also appear in our annual report.
 
3) Some donors may also choose to leave part of their financial legacy to the scholarship via their estate. If this is your current plan, please contact the office so that the appropriate Trustee can help you plan wisely to maximum the impact of your contribution.