The 2015 White Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Deborah Rice, and presented to Debbie at District Assembly in Chandler, AZ last April.

Deborah received her Masters of Divinity from Claremont School for Theology in Spring of 2015 and received the 2015 Church of the Good Shepherd Preaching Award. In addition to her education at CST, Debbie earned a certificate in UU studies at Starr King School for the Ministry in Berkeley. Since she has graduated, Debbie has become director of religious exploration (DRE) at the UU Church of Studio City, after serving as Intern Minister for two years at another of our PSWD congregations, the UU Church of Verdugo Hills. She cares deeply about social justice and has been active in the Black Lives matter movement.

Above is a photo of her in action at this year’s Dia de Las Muertos celebration!


The White Memorial Scholarship 2016

The White Fund was established with a $10,000 gift in the 1920s from Mr. White of Pasadena, for the purpose of helping UU seminarians. Applications for the 2016 scholarship are due by Feb 1, 2016. More information can be found on PSWD’s White Memorial Scholarship page and applications can be submitted online here.

The winner of the 2016 scholarship will be announced at District Assembly in Santa Barbara at the end of April, and be given a check for $1000 to use to defray costs of their schooling. Applications are now open!

If you have any questions regarding the scholarship or the application, please contact