The Pittsburgh Foundation

Spenser Flowers Memorial Scholarship Fund

Established: 2017

Flowers_Spenser -hawaiian shirt.jpgThe Spenser Flowers Memorial Scholarship Fund was established to provide annual, one-time scholarships to assist with expenses for college, university or trade school to any youth member or youth who participates in church senior high youth activities of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Allison Park, Pa.

About Spenser

Flowers_Spenser - senior pic.jpgSpenser Flowers, an active member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church and the Hampton Township community, died on January 1, 2017, at the age of 20, from an accidental heroin overdose. The Spenser Flowers Memorial Scholarship Fund was established by family members, Tina, Chris and Sam Flowers, to help keep Spenser’s spirit alive by assisting students with post-high school educational expenses and perpetuating the kindness and love Spenser demonstrated throughout his life.

SpenserFlowers-lightingbolt.jpgSpenser loved St. Paul’s. He was an active participant in the senior high youth group and the youth and children’s choirs. He attended five senior high summer work camps and loved every one. During the weeks immediately preceding his death, we talked with Spenser many times about his friends at St. Paul’s. He told his family that his best friends were his St. Paul’s friends, and that he was at his best when he was at St. Paul’s.

At top and above left: Spenser was wonderfully quirky. He loved hats, Hawaiian shirts and anything sparkly. He loved books, music, the theater, movies, pets, fishing and nature. But most of all, Spenser was kind and fun-loving.  
Above right: Spenser was an avid reader and loved the Harry Potter book series. The green heart resembles the Harry Potter lightning bolt, green was his favorite color, and the heart symbolizes the continuing love of his family and friends.
Learn more and apply for the scholarship.
Spenser's family has also established an advised fund in his honor. 
 

Type of Fund

  • Scholarship