DEPARTMENT OF CHRISTIAN EDUCATION
THE MOUNT HOREB BAPTIST CHURCH SCHOLARSHIPS
Not all students are eligible candidates for the the Mount Horeb Baptist Church scholarships. We strongly encourage all prospective scholarship candidates to read the following introduction and application instructions before proceeding to printing the application. However, to bypass the instructions and obtain the application, click HERE.
THE MT. HOREB BAPTIST CHURCH EDUCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP
The role of the Scholarship Committee is to disseminate information about the scholarship process; establish eligibility criteria, set deadline dates, review and accept or reject applications and supporting documentation; meet with potential awardees and parents/guardians; establish follow-up criteria; and maintain a supportive tie between the church and the students while in school. The Scholarship Committee will complete its work and make recommendations to the Director of Christian Education for submission to the Official Board. Awards and amounts of awards will be finalized and approved, subject to funds availability and eligibility criteria met, by the Official Board to ensure fair, equitable and impartial judgment of all eligible applicants.
MHBC has two active scholarship programs for MHBC youth seeking financial assistance to attend a postsecondary educational institution. They are:
Mt. Horeb Baptist Church Educational Scholarship--An award made available to MHBC graduating high school seniors who have applied and have been accepted into an accredited postsecondary educational institution, as described above. The applicants must attend MHBC and give regularly and consistently, as well as, be active in a MHBC auxiliary, programs, and the community.
Albert L. and Mamie G. Steward Scholarship -- An award with specific selection and eligibility criteria for MHBC graduating high school seniors. Applicants must be studious members of MHBC who have been accepted to a college, trade or vocational school; active in the congregation with a demonstrated love for the Lord, their families, MHBC, the Sunday School and the community in which they reside.
* Member--The membership shall be composed of baptized believers in Christ, associated by covenant in the faith and fellowship of the Gospel, observing the ordinances of Christ and governed by His Law. They shall be admitted to this Church by Baptism, Profession Faith, Christian Experience or letter of Restoration of Inactive Members. (Article 3 of the Amended Constitution/By-laws-1985).
STEWARD SCHOLARSHIP -- In addition to the above, students who have been accepted to a college, university, or trade/vocational school; students who are active in the MHBC congregation with a demonstrated love for the Lord, their families, and MHBC; students who are active in the MHBC Sunday School and in the community in which they reside.
Each applicant must submit the following information
to the Scholarship Committee:
‚ An essay between 250-500 words in length, consisting of:
*Only one recommendation letter per person will be accepted (ex. one
letter from the student’s school, one letter from the community
YEAR 2016 APPLICATION DEADLINE DATES:
APPLICATION SUBMISSION AND AWARD PROCESS:
Submission: Students must submit applications and all the supporting documentation by the deadline date. NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE FOR MISSED DEADLINES. In the event that a transcript is not made available by the school in time to meet the deadline, it is the student’s responsibility to advise the Scholarship Committee in writing and include the midterm grades.
After submission, the students will receive correspondence from the Scholarship Committee.
Evaluation and Recommendation: The Scholarship Committee will review all applications to ensure they meet the eligibility criteria. APPLICATIONS NOT MEETING THE ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA AND APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS, AS PREVIOUSLY DESCRIBED, WILL BE REJECTED. The Scholarship Committee will make the final decision, select award recipients, then make recommendations for award amounts to the MHBC Department of Christian Education Director.
Director, Department of Christian Education Approval: After review, the MHBC Director of Christian Education will submit the Scholarship Committee recommendations to the MHBC Official Board. The Official Board is the final approving authority on all matters pertaining to the scholarship award.
Award: After approval authority has been given by the Official Board, the applicant will be notified by an official letter from the Scholarship Committee stating the status and amount of the award. The applicant will also be required to attend a personal interview, accompanied by the parent or guardian. Any applicant who fails to appear for an interview may reduce their chances to receive an award.
During the month of June, students will receive an award certificate at a ceremony held by the DCE. All scholarship recipients must be enrolled in an accredited college or university, technical/vocational or trade school before any funds are disbursed.
Money will be sent by certified mail to the college or university, technical/vocational or trade school in equal amounts at the beginning of each semester/quarter. Recipients must provide a contact person’s name, address, telephone and fax numbers from the college, university, technical/vocational or trade school, along with any pertinent student information, to the DCE before funds will be sent.
Each student is required to notify DCE immediately of any changes in their enrollment status, as well as, any deviations from their enrollment schedule that could result in an overpayment of funds. Failure to notify DCE of student status changes that result in an overpayment of funds will eliminate consideration for further funding. Additionally, all unused monies must be returned or repaid to MHBC.
Click HERE for the Mount Horeb Baptist Church Scholarships application.
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