CECIL RAY SCHOLARSHIP FUND
The Cecil Ray Scholarship, Inc. is a local nonprofit that has provided tuition scholarships and financial assistance for students attending the Emma L Minnis Jr Academy (ELMJA).
The Cecil Ray Scholarship began in 1996. This scholarship was the brainchild of Sister Ruth Ray, a Magazine St. SDA Church member. Mrs. Ray, inspired by her friends of the Women’s Auxiliary of the National Association of Plumbing, Heating, and Cooling Contractors, founded the scholarship in memory of her husband, Cecil. It has continued through her death. To this day, the scholarship is still supported by one of the Women’s Auxiliary members.
To stimulate the increasing enrollment of students at the Emma L Minnis Jr. Academy. Its purpose is to collect and distribute voluntary contributions in the form of one-month tuition awards, and limited financial assistance to students that encounter emergencies in the school year, and to fund an endowment for future scholarships.
E. L. MINNIS JUNIOR ACADEMY
PREPARING. BUILDING. EDUCATING FOR CHRIST
ABOUT THE ACADEMY
The Future Looks Bright
Founded more than 100 years ago, ELMJA is a historic Seventh-day Adventist school located in the historic Russel Neighborhood of Louisville, KY. We are committed to providing quality education in a Christ-filled environment to children from Pre-K to Grade 8.
The Maupin Ray Scholarship Committee funds benefit the students and staff of Emma L. Minnis Junior Academy. The Scholarship assists students with tuition and/or registration fees.
ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Each year in August, the Cecil Ray Scholarship Program is held in celebration of the Academy and the funds raised. In addition to the students participating on program, we have a wide selection of performers from across the city.