By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman
DETROIT – On July 10, Detroit’s Whosoever Ministry awarded a $500 scholarship to Angel Mosely, a lesbian single mom who is working toward an Associate degree in Psychology at Wayne County Community College.
The scholarship was awarded as part of the church’s one year anniversary celebration.
“Our condition was that there had to be a need, [the recipient had to be] attending an accredited college or university, and a friend or ally of our community, and make themselves known to us,” said Whosoever’s minister, Dr. Selma Massey.
“She’s a single mom who persevered, worked, raised her daughter and got through college. We’ve got to lift up people like that,” she added. Mosely has already earned an Associate degree in Art from the college, and was recently hospitalized for an extended period of time.
Massey said that the scholarship “will be an annual thing” for the church.
“Whoever expresses a need … we will respond to that,” she said. “As we continue to grow, there may indeed be more than one [scholarship]. That’s my vision – that it will be more than one.”
In addition to awarding the scholarship, Eileen ‘Dez’ Burton was ordained as a minister of the church during the anniversary event.
Whosoever ministry meets at 11 a.m. at the Downtown Detroit YWCA at 1411 East Jefferson. For more information call 313-259-9922 or visit http://www.whosoeverministry.org.