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Our Saint Barnabas community has always been committed to nurturing the future leaders and young members of our church, and one of the ways we actively support the aspirations of young individuals is through our scholarship aid program. This initiative aims to empower deserving candidates by providing them with the financial means to pursue higher education and unlock their potential. This initiative aims to empower our graduating seniors by providing them with the financial means to pursue higher education and unlock their potential. Through this scholarship aid, Saint Barnabas Episcopal Church seeks to foster a brighter future, enabling these talented individuals to realize their dreams, contribute to society, and become catalysts for change.

Meet this year’s graduates:

Giovanni Spadafore

will be attending Arizona State University and studying business

Sydney Vance

will be attending Texas Christian University and majoring in a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theater

Nik Good

will be attending Arizona State University/Herberger School of Arts and Design.  Major in Theater with a concentration in Technical Theater

Wilson Tossberg

will be attending Arizona State University and majoring in Finance with a minor in entrepreneurship


Each Student is receiving $4,000

Jeff Underwood Scholarship ($1,000.00) Jeff loved serving as an acolyte, being part of Sunday school, and participating in other youth events and activities. Sadly, Jeff died of cancer on January 30, 2003. Before he died Jeff let his parents know that he would like them to encourage and honor youth at Saint Barnabas. In loving memory of their son and out of admiration and respect for the young people at Saint Barnabas, Jeff’s parents, Tammy and Jon, have established this scholarship fund to recognize and honor the young people of Saint. Barnabas who, like Jeff, loved being part of this community.

ECW (Episcopal Church Women) Scholarship  ($500.00) A group of faithful church women who meet weekly mornings for fellowship and service opportunities. They love their church, each other and for over 30 years have provided college scholarships for our Saint Barnabas Youth.

Kelly O’Connor Swanson Scholarship ($500.00) Kelly loved and valued education and died at the young age of 50 in 2014.  In her memory a college scholarship will be given to our Saint Barnabas youth on behalf of her mother Helen Swanson.

Anonymous Donor ($2,000) This Saint Barnabas parishioner loves our youth and values their participation at their church and their continuing journey of faith. This person values education and wants to help them as they pursue their college aspirations.

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