St. Peter’s Church has responsibility for two scholarships: the Van der Bogart scholarship is open to any resident of Wicomico County.  The Reeves scholarship is awarded to a member of St. Peter’s Church

John Patrick Reeves Scholarship

The John Patrick Reeves Scholarship is awarded annually to a member of St. Peter’s Church in need who has been accepted to an accredited two-year college, four-year college, or university as a full-time student.  Scholarship award amount range: $1,000 - $3,000. Multiple scholarships can be awarded.

STATUS OF SCHOLARSHIP:  2024 Application is available.  Deadline for submission is May 15.


Alvin J. and Margaret J. Van der Bogart Memorial Scholarship

The Alvin J. and Margaret J. Van der Bogart Memorial Scholarship is awarded each year to assist in or provide for the higher education of a young man or woman resident of Wicomico County.  In addition to the residence requirement, the applicant must be have a cumulative unweighted Grade Point Average of 3.5 or higher at the high school or the college which the applicant is currently attending, and must have applied for admission to a college or university as a full-time student.

The recipient of the Alvin J. and Margaret J. Van der Bogart Memorial Scholarship shall be chosen on the basis of merit from among all applicants and not need.  If the qualified applicants are relatively equal in their merits, preference will be given to a member of St. Peter's Episcopal Church.  Applications should be submitted to the Rector of St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Salisbury, Maryland.  The Rector, with the assistance of an advisory committee, will select as the recipient of the Memorial Scholarship that young person who, among the applicants, has best shown academic capabilities for higher education and who best embodies the principles of Christian ideals and living.

The Van der Bogart Scholarship shall be awarded for one year at a time, but may be awarded to the same individual for as many as four consecutive years. Exact award amount is different from year to year but averages more than $28,000.

Important Information from the Advisory Committee:  The application must be fully complete and signed in order to be considered.  The two essays requested will be given consideration in the final evaluations. The complete documentation, as requested on the application, is critical.  When submitting your transcripts, please include your grade point average, a complete listing of all classes taken and grades received in your Junior and Senior years (High School) or all years attended (College).   When listing your references,  include their letters of recommendation.  Any honors and awards may be listed in your resume, which can be included as an attachment.   The fillable application must be downloaded and saved to your device.  Then you can type your information onto the application form and print it out on paper to sign and then submit along with your attachments.

STATUS OF SCHOLARSHIP: The 2024 deadline has passed.  The applications are currently under consideration.  Award announcement expected in April 2024.