Frank Houtz Memorial Scholarship Awarded to
Kaelyn Bray and Natalie Olson
Two college students from Virginia are the latest recipients of the Frank Houtz Memorial Scholarship. Kaelyn Bray of Charlottesville and Natalie Olson of Virginia Beach are pursuing different career paths, but they share a dedication to excellence in their unique artistic endeavors.
Kaelyn’s passion is Architecture. She is pursuing that passion at the University of Virginia – an appropriate field of study in the university founded by accomplished architect Thomas Jefferson! The Houtz Scholarship award will help with her education expenses and move her further toward her dream of applying her skills and abilities to the renovation of structures in her hometown in western Virginia.
Natalie is a student of Strategic Communication and Social Media Management at Liberty University in Lynchburg. Her dream is to create photo, video, and graphic design content for the sports industry (NFL or NBA specifically). This is more than simply a career goal; Natalie hopes to carry her testimony in Messiah Yeshua to the sports industry through her career opportunities and be an influence for Messiah’s Kingdom.
Both of our scholarship recipients were honored at the end of November by Chief Elder Barry Phillips and Executive Director Al McCarn with presentations certificates of their achievements and scholarship checks of $500 each.
The application season for the 2023 Fall Term award of the Houtz Scholarship is now open! Artists in all categories (Music, Performing Arts, Literature, Visual Arts, Architecture) are invited to apply. If you are an artist, or if you know of one, you can learn more and fill out an application online at:
Please be sure to submit your application by the April 30, 2023, deadline. Look for an announcement of the winner in June.