New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church Scholarship

New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church will award the “The Rev. Myron Taylor Academic Excellence Scholarship and Mila Parks Sports & Recreational Scholarship” for the 2022 academic school year to students who have been accepted and will attend an accredited college/university, vocational school or community college. These scholarships have been established to provide financial assistance to deserving students in the East St. Louis and surrounding area to emphasize the importance of obtaining a post-secondary degree. 8 $500 scholarships will be awarded.

To be eligible, qualified applicants MUST:

1. Be high school seniors who will enroll for the first time in an accredited two-or four-year college/university or vocational school.
2. Submit a certification of admission, letter of acceptance from accredited college/university, vocational school, community college or proof of enrollment (i.e. schedule)
3. Have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale or at least a 3.5 on a 5.0 scale.
5. Provide twenty (20) hours of documented community service and / or extracurricular activities
6. Documented Church affiliation
7. Submit a copy of FAFSA confirmation page (Student Aid Report)
8. Write one typed essay (no more than 250 words). Take care to avoid plagiarizing.
9. Provide three (3) letters of recommendation. Letters of reference may come from high school counselor, non-related teacher, employer, pastor, or high school principal/ administrator
10. Be residents of East St. Louis, Washington Park, Cahokia Heights, Fairview Heights, Belleville, or O’Fallon Illinois.

Recipients will be invited to a recognition ceremony and reception at the church to meet the Pastor and scholarship committee.

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Supplemental Questions
  1. Parent (or legal guardian) 1 Full Name
  2. Parent (or legal guardian) 2 Full Name
  3. Number of Siblings
    • Brothers
    • Sisters
  4. Do you have family/relatives who are members of New Bethel M. B. Church?
  5. Are you a New Bethel M.B. Church Member?
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