Musser Scholarship and Application

Sinking Spring Presbyterian Church in Abingdon, Virginia
Sinking Spring Presbyterian Church
136 East Main Street
Abingdon, Virginia 24210

Presbyterian Church (USA)

Musser Educational Scholarship

Each year, Sinking Spring Presbyterian Church in Abingdon offers a $1000 scholarship to a graduating senior who has been accepted at an acredited College, Community College, University or Vocational School. (See requirements below) Know as the "Musser Scholarship" this award is given in honor of Elizabeth Smith “Jackie” Musser was born in Abingdon, Virginia in January of 1920.  She became a confirmed member of Sinking Spring Presbyterian Church in 1932.  She was a very active member of the Church serving as elder, deacon, Sunday School teacher, chairman of the Education Committee, and Presbyterian Women circle leader.  She was married to John P. “Jack” Musser and raised two daughters, Suzanne and Libby, in the Church.  She was always interested in the Youth of the Church and the community.  She served as a Girl Scout leader, PTA chairman, and Red Cross representative.  Her home was always open for Easter Egg Hunts, picnics, plays in the living room, and snacks in the kitchen.  Jackie would be very honored to have this scholarship awarded in her name to a deserving high school student.

Click 2016 Musser Education Scholarship Application Form to view the application: print the application, complete, and mail by April 1, 2017 to : Musser Educational Scholarship Committee, 136 E. Main Street, Abingdon, VA 24210.

Application Due Date: April 1, 2017

Applicant Requirments:

  1. Be a graduating senior who has been accepted to an accredited Community College,  University or    Vocational School.
  2. Have a 3.0 (B) average in High School.
  3. Be an active member of a Christian Church in Washington County Virginia.
  4. Write an essay of 500 or more words on "What My Church Means to Me."
  5. Be nominated by letter from his/her Pastor, Christian Education director, or Youth Minister.
  6. Application link is available at
    2017 Musser Education Scholarship Application Form

Questions may be emailed to:

Scholarship Award: $1,000.00 Presented at: High School Awards Ceremony

Application Due Date: April 1, 2017

Submit Application To:

Sinking Spring Presbyterian Church
Attention: Musser Educational Scholarship Fund
136 E. Main Street
Abingdon, VA 24210
Washington County, VA

Anyone is welcomed to make a memorial contribution in honor of Jackie Musser to this fund.  Please contact Sinking Spring Presbyterian Church.

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