Posted on: Apr 23, 2021

Attention High School Seniors of St. Philip’s!  Applications are now being accepted for the Sherry Akins Memorial Scholarship.  This scholarship represents a donation from the employees of Innovative Surfaces, the custom countertop company that Bruce and Sherry Akins started and owned for many years.  We would like to present this scholarship to a student that is pursuing a 2-year degree in the trades.  Skilled laborers, in many different trades, are a necessary component of the workforce and should be proud of their contributions to their field!  Whether you’re pursuing a career as an electrician, a nursing assistant, an IT specialist, a mechanic, or a number of other skilled trades, this scholarship can help you pursue your dreams. 

To request an application form, please e-mail Tracy Pavelka at  Please fill it out completely and return via e-mail to Tracy by May 15.  A scholarship committee will review all completed applications and determine a winner based upon application content. The 1-time scholarship in the amount of $500.00 will be sent directly to the recipient.  Don’t miss this opportunity to contribute to your own college fund, but to also honor a member of St. Philip’s who gave so much to our congregation.