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Rights Scholarship

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What do you do when your family has left you with a legacy of service? The Rights family pays it forward! The Rev. Douglas LeTell Rights, a ​1915 ​Moravian Seminary graduate, served the US Army as a chaplain during the First World War, the First Moravian Church in Greensboro, NC, as pastor for two years, and Trinity Moravian Church in Winston-Salem as pastor for 37 years, during seven of these also serving as Archivist for the Southern Province. Serving with him, his wife Cecil Burton Rights led the Cradle Roll Department at Trinity for over 50 years.

Their family has already continued the practice of ministerial service in the Southern Province, with four members currently serving as pastors. Now the family’s heart’s desire is to honor their father and grandfather’s dedication to God with an appropriate gift to support the family legacy. They choose to establish the Rev. Douglas LeTell Rights ’15 Endowed Scholarship Fund at Moravian Seminary.

The generosity of the Rt. Rev. Graham Rights ’60 and his children the Rev. John G. Rights ’95 and Susan Rights Gatland, with sister Eleanor Rights Roller and the two children of brother the Rt. Rev. Burton J. Rights ‘55, the Rev. Douglas C. Rights ’83 and the Rev. John D. Rights ’85, will enable future students with demonstrated financial need and in good academic standing at Moravian Seminary, to pursue their studies and vocation. Preference will be given to students from Trinity Moravian Church in Winston-Salem, the Southern Province or the World Wide Moravian Church.

The legacy of the Rights family will live on, inspiring generation after generation to serve God and their brothers and sisters.