In accordance with its mission, Ebenezer Baptist Church awards a minimum of four educational scholarships based on need AND merit to qualified applicants. The purpose of the scholarship is to provide financial assistance for books, tuition, and/or fees to high school graduates furthering their education at an institution of higher learning.
Graduating high school students who have applied and/or been accepted to an accredited two or four-year College or University and enroll in the fall of the same year. The degree must lead to the awarding of an associate’s or bachelor’s degree. Applicants must be current and active members of Ebenezer Baptist Church.
Ebenezer Baptist Church Renewable Scholarship
Ebenezer is excited to offer one renewable scholarship to be awarded to one of the scholarship recipients. Each application will be rated and ranked based on selection criteria listed below. The top-ranking applicant will receive the renewable award each year for four years.
The recipient must meet the following criteria to renew the award in the subsequent years.
Must maintain an unweighted cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher (transcript will be required each year)
Show proof of campus or community activities/engagement (provide letter from organization detailing activities, hours, position, etc.)
Legacy Scholarships (non-renewable)
Ebenezer will continue to award three legacy scholarships that are one-time, non-renewable scholarships.
How Are Recipients Selected?
All applications and supporting documents are reviewed by the Ebenezer Baptist Church Scholarship Committee. Recommendations for awards will be based on how well applicants meet the following criteria:
Completed Online Application (following instructions, accuracy, etc.)
Acceptance Letter(s) from colleges applied to and/or have been accepted
Essay written by the applicant
Two (2) Letters of Recommendation
One from a current teacher or school counselor and
One from a church or community service leader
Church Involvement (Regular attendance and participation in youth related auxiliaries or other ministries)
Community Service, Academic and Other Achievements
Interview with scholarship committee
Financial Need (based on other financial awards/scholarships the applicant has been awarded)
High School Transcripts
All information submitted is CONFIDENTIAL and will not be disclosed.
How Do I Apply?
Logon to the church website and complete the online scholarship application.
Click on the following link:
Complete all sections of the application and provide supporting documents no later than
May 01, 2021
Late packets will not be considered.
When Will I Know?
Recipients will be notified in writing by June 04, 2021.
How Much Will Be Awarded?
Three non-renewable $1000 scholarship will be awarded.
One renewable $1000 scholarship will be awarded to the top applicant.
How Are Scholarships Issued?
Upon verification of enrollment from the registrar's office, scholarship checks will be made payable to the institution.
If there are any questions regarding the application, guidelines, or procedures, please email the Scholarship Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org