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Scholarships

Each year, New Bethel Baptist Church offers scholarships from various sources to members of the church who are pursuing educational opportunities offered by a post secondary educational institution, e.g. vocational/technical school, community college or four-year college. Eligibility for scholarships is determined by the Scholarship Committee of the Youth Council.

Criteria and Guidelines for application are listed below:

Must be actively affiliated with New Bethel Baptist Church for a minimum of two years and not a member of another church.

Must be a graduating high school senior

Must be accepted by a Vocational/Technical school or 2 / 4 year institution.

Must verify enrollment and attendance at the institution of higher learning.

Must submit a completed scholarship application.

Each recipient will receive equal amounts.

The Financial Aid amount will not exceed $500.

The pool of funds to be used each year for awards will come from the total amount collected for scholarships during each fiscal year (November 1st – October 31st). Of the amount collected 80% will be allocated for high school graduates and 20% set aside for previous graduates that might experience need.

This scholarship awards are donated annually by the Shell Family in memory of their parents, the late Deacon Douglas James Shell and his wife, Mrs. Sallie Shell. Each of the scholarships is in the amount of $500. Criteria for eligibility include:

Must be a member of New Bethel Baptist Church

Must be a graduating high school senior

Application must be accepted by intended educational institution

Must submit completed scholarship application to Scholarship Committee

Academic achievement

Church involvement

School, community, leadership and other involvement

Must submit two letters of recommendation

All applicants for the Gerald L. Pauling, Sr. MEAA must:

Be an active member of New Bethel Baptist Church.

Be a graduating high school senior or acquire a GED equivalent;

Be accepted by a vocational/technical school, community college, or four-year institution.

Verify enrollment at any aforementioned institution of higher learning;

Submit an application to the church or scholarship committee.

Submit a short summary of future plans and goals.

 

The amount of the Gerald L. Pauling, Sr. MEAA shall be $1,000 annually.  This amount ($1,000) shall be given to one student, or divided among students who meet the requirements.

All applicants for the Flora Golden Award must:

Be an active member of New Bethel Baptist and not a member of another church;

Be a graduating high school senior;

Submit an application to the church or scholarship committee;

Be accepted by a vocational/technical school or 2/4-year institution

Must verify enrollment and at any aforementioned institute of higher learning and

Submit a short summary of future plans and goals

 

The Amount of the Flora Golden Award shall be $3,000 annually

($1500.00 for a female and $1500.00 for a male.) in the event that there is no male for that year two females with the most points will be awarded $1500.00 each and the same will apply for the males.

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