Local student receives Pine Street UMC scholarship

Pine Street United Methodist Church received a bequest from a member in 2006 designated for aid to church member music students. The fund has been used to assist with tuition for attendance at music camps and college tuition for music study. To date nine students have received grants totaling $75,000. Students are encouraged to donate their talents in church worship services and to perform at their home church when schedules permit.

The 2017 recipient of this award is Jesse Thompson, son of Kate and Micheal Thompson, of Williamsport. He will be a junior at Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, this fall studying violin performance.