My Mother, Ruth Lorraine White taught her four children that education would set you free. Set you free from the bonds of poverty and despair but unfortunately, secondary education is not free. After many years of prayer, in 2001, along with the help of H. Scott Poole, Esquire of the law firm of Shirk, Reist, my husband and I created the Ruth Lorraine White Memorial Scholarship Trust.

We received advanced designation by the Internal Revenue Service as a public charity; therefore your contributions are tax deductible. In 2007, we received our permanent designation as a public charity 501 (c) (3) by the Internal Revenue Service.

The trust provides a $1,000 scholarship to a member/participant of Bright Side Baptist Church in Lancaster, Pennsylvania seeking higher education. This scholarship is NOT limited to high school students. Anyone seeking higher education may apply. High education includes an accredited trade school, 2 year associates program, college or graduate school. (There is more information about the qualifications in the Information Section of this website). Hawaiian to English . The money is disbursed directly to the trade school, college or university on the students behalf.

To date, we have awarded 31, $1,000 scholarships. ‘To whom much is given, much is expected.’ Luke 12:48. We hope and pray that you will join us in this endeavor.