As a senior at Rocky Mountain College, I will graduate with a degree in health and human performance. Following graduation, I have the opportunity to spend some time back home in Wibaux, Montana in an electrician apprenticeship with Casey Houck Electric. I hope to pursue a career in my field in the future, but I could not turn down the offer with Casey Houck and am grateful for the opportunity.
The United Methodist Church scholarship supported by United Methodist Student Day offering helped me pay for college and make it through school without worrying about financial problems. This scholarship helped with every year of college, allowing me to focus on education and athletics. I am very thankful for the finances, as I never had to worry about how to pay for books and different online courses.
I learned so much through general courses, as well as my specialized classes in Health and Human Performances. I will complete my degree with a minor in coaching, with hopes to coach football or basketball someday.
I love it here at Rocky Mountain College, and the people I met will be with me forever. The United Methodist funds helped me enjoy college and receive an education that I will cherish forever.
When back in Wibaux, I will get back to the Wibaux Methodist Church.
Thanks again, and I am very thankful for this scholarship!
Chase Bertelsen, Senior, Rocky Mountain College, Billings, Montana
United Methodist Student Day was "officially" celebrated on November 25th this year, however, you can celebrate any special Sunday at "anytime" of the year. Gifts to the United Methodist Student Day offering help deserving United Methodist students continue their education and their faith journeys as they strive to make a difference in the world and discern what God has called them to do. Learn more and download resources at www.umcgiving.org/DownloadUMSD.
One of six churchwide Special Sundays with offerings of The United Methodist Church, United Methodist Student Day calls the church to support students as they prepare for life in uniting faith with knowledge. The special offering provides scholarships for qualified United Methodist applicants.