The Spirit of Isabel Kellum
The Scholarship Fund was established to honor and perpetuate the work of Isabel Kellum who devoted her life to the education of young people. Isabel was the mother of six children. Born in Louisiana, she spent her adult life as a resident of Berkeley. She inspired young people in many years of dedicated teaching at the St. Columba Parish School, and service as Junior Daughter Counselor with the Ladies of Saint Peter Claver. In 1979, the year Isabel retired from teaching, the scholarship fund was created. Saint Columba Parish continued the work after her death on January 2, 1988.
Her granddaughter, Celeste Stanley, is a parishioner with two children of her own. Celeste remembers the fun, warm, loving home her grandparents kept, inviting the parish priests in on Sunday afternoons. Her grandmother was a teacher at home, quizzing Celeste on her grammar. Isabel enabled generations of Saint Columba students to achieve what they did not dream was possible. The Committee deeply appreciates the efforts of our community to support the scholarship fund and the work to which Isabel Kellum devoted her life.
St. Columba Church Scholarship Committee
Isabel Kellum Scholarship Awards
ISABEL KELLUM SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION
ST. COLUMBA CATHOLIC CHURCH
Applicant Name _______________________________________________
Home Address ________________________________________________
City/ State/ Zip Code ___________________________________________
Home Phone __________________________________________________
High School __________________________________________________
Name of College of University you plan to attend in the fall –
Are you a college freshman or transfer student?
What is your intended field of study?
What is your church ministry at Saint Columba? Please discuss.
What community service are you involved in? Please discuss.
Your request for an Isabel Kellum Scholarship WILL ONLY BE PROCESSED WHEN THE COMPLETED APPLICATION, COPY OF
YOUR COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY ACCEPTANCE LETTER, YOUR BIOGRAPHY, TRANSCRIPTS AND TWO (2) LETTERS OF REFERENCE HAVE BEEN RECEIVED. Your application must be received in the church office by June 30, 2016 to be considered for an award.
Please contact the following Scholarship Committee members who will assist you with questions:
Marolyn Jackson (510) 799-3845
Thomas Shaver (510) 595-7137
Gloria Wheeler (510) 236-6595
Return the completed application to:
St. Columba Catholic Church
6401 San Pablo Avenue
Oakland, CA 94608
Attention: Scholarship Application
Signature of Applicant:
Revised: April 17, 2016