On August 9th, we will honor the anniversary of Mother Marianne Cope’s death and how better than to celebrate the local service organizations that carry the torch today. To that end, we are planning a celebration of nine local organizations that we feel act in the spirit of Saint Marianne and the sisters by providing for the underserved in our community, championing social justice issues and caring for animals and the environment.
We will also be giving a $2,000 college scholarship to a student nominated by one of the service organizations and holding an event here to celebrate all the nominees.
Please consider anyone affiliated with your organization who is currently or is enrolled in college for the 2017 fall semester. This can be a volunteer, a staff member or a person who benefits from your services. Please submit a letter giving the name of your nominee along with an explanation of why you believe they are deserving. The scholarship will be awarded this September and given directly to the college bursars office.
On August 9th, we will celebrate all the nominees during a reception here at the museum and hold a short presentation of the award to the recipient.
“Saint Marianne Cope made the world a better place in so many ways, especially with her innovative ideas in the medical field and by being very humble in life. She showed me that “Nothing is impossible. There are ways which lead to everything…” and my journey has just begun.” -Excerpt from previous scholarship winner essay