Bright Future for Scholarship Recipients

2017 has been a banner year for graduations among New American students supported by Christian Friends of New Americans.  Four New American youth graduated from Lutheran High Schools and seven graduated from Lutheran grade schools.

Diana Wulu, Marchello Kaka

Diana Wulu and Lekator Member-Meneh, who just graduated from Lutheran South, have received CFNA scholarships since 3rd grade at King of Glory Lutheran School.  Diana will be studying international business at SLU next year, where she received a substantial SLU Grant.  She loves business and travel, so her major fits her well.  Lekator is already at Mizzou, where she has a volleyball scholarship.

Bethlehem (Betty) Mulat, who also just graduated from Lutheran South, is going to UMSL, where she will major in criminal justice.  She received an UMSL Grant to help support her studies. Marchello Kaka, who graduated from Lutheran North, will be heading to Jefferson College with plans to transfer to a four-year institution. Both Bethlehem and Marchello first received scholarships when they were attending Word of Life.

Diana Wulu, Betty Mulat, Lekator Member-Meneh

Two CFNA scholarship students graduated from eighth grade and are heading to Lutheran High—Quiwonyen Hollowanger from Grace Chapel to Lutheran North and Aminata Sesay, from Word of Life to Lutheran South.  Both will have scholarships next year from CFNA.

In addition, Word of Life graduated five other New American youth; while these students received Today and Tomorrow scholarships, they were supported by CFNA through the faciliators (Gerald Brewah, Janey Menner, and Theodros Workeneh).  Mami Passawe will have a CFNA scholarship next year at Lutheran South.   Abou Gayeyou will attend SLPS Gateway STEM Academy, Ernest Jloah and Abdulaye Johnson will go to SLPS Clyde C. Miller Career Academy, and James Sesay will attend Bishop DuBourg.

It is anticipated that CFNA will again provide scholarships for between 25 and 30 New American students this coming academic year.  Interested in helping provide the required financial assistance?  Contact me at

Judith Meyer
Timothy Lutheran Church