Jonathan Peter Wildman Memorial Scholarship

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The Jonathan Peter Wildman Memorial Scholarship was established by his parents in August, 1997, after his birth and death. This scholarship is awarded to church members who are graduating high school students, have demonstrated Christian beliefs through activities with the church and/or community, and who plan to continue their formal education. These scholarships help honor the dream Kathy and Peter Wildman had for Jonathan – to be active in church and community affairs and to be in pursuit of further education.

Applicants submit an essay to the church office. This essay must demonstrate the above criteria. In addition, the applicant must submit a recommendation from a teacher, guidance counselor, or an adult friend who has known the applicant for more than five years.

Anyone who would like to contribute to The Jonathan Peter Wildman Memorial Scholarship Fund may do so at any time. Send a check made out to the United Church of Rowayton and indicate that it is for the scholarship fund.

Emig Fund

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In 2019, the church established the Emig Fund. Named in honor of Reverend Donald W. Emig, founder of The United Church of Rowayton and its pastor for forty years, the Fund is administered by the Board of Christian Outreach (BOCO). Its mission is to improve the lives of those in need in the greater Norwalk area with love and compassion. Each year, BOCO may award Emig Fund grants to individuals and agencies that mirror BOCO’s mission in charitable, religious, literacy, and educational areas. These awards are in addition to the financial aid that BOCO provides to local agencies.