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2018 Lois Balsley Scholarship Now Open

Lois Balsley was a tiny woman (she was only 4’11” tall) with a big heart. She had a passion for education, young people, social justice, world travel and good music.

In establishing the Lois Balsley Living Trust, she left all of her worldly goods to the California-Pacific United Methodist Foundation. The Foundation Board of Directors decided a portion of Lois’s legacy would be used to establish the Lois Balsley Scholarship Fund.

This scholarship is offered to students within the California-Pacific Annual Conference, with preference given to a student from Torrance First United Methodist Church.

Applicants must meet the following qualifications:

  • Graduating high school senior enrolling in a two- or four-year college.
  • A minimum of a 3.0 grade point average (GPA).
  • Community and/or school involvement.
  •  Active service/membership in a local United Methodist Church.

Application and supporting documents must be postmarked by Tuesday, May 15, 2018.

The application with details about the scholarship is available via the button below.

For questions, please contact Nia Bailey ( with the Cal-Pac UM Foundation.

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