Robert E. and Sydnor A. Money
Scholarship Trust Fund
First Baptist Church
The Robert E. Money and Sydnor A. Money Scholarship Trust Fund was established in honor of Bob and Sydnor’s thirty years of ministry at First Baptist. This scholarship is for Christians whose goal is to enter vocational ministry or who are in vocational ministry and are seeking continuing education. Applicants may include students entering or currently enrolled in seminary, seminary graduates, or college graduates seeking continuing education for ministry.
NOTE: This application packet is for graduating high school seniors and college students. (Students entering or currently enrolled in seminary, and seminary or college graduates seeking continuing education for ministry are also eligible but must complete the Graduate Student Application Packet, which is available to the right of this article.)
The selection committee will choose scholarship recipients based on the following:
- Sense of call to ministry as revealed in a personal statement
- Scholastic ability based on GPA for higher education degree(s) earned
- Awards and honors
- Good citizenship as revealed in community service and employment history
- Extracurricular activities
- Financial need
- Three references in the form of recommendation statements
- Personal interview with the selection committee (Applicants will be contacted regarding date of interview.)
- The scholarship will be awarded as a grant to the recipient’s school and must be used for tuition, textbooks, or housing.
- The amount of funding will be determined by the scholarship committee.
- Funding will be disbursed in two payments: one fall term and the other spring term, contingent on academic standing after fall term.
- Student must be enrolled full-time.
1. The two items listed below are to be either emailed as PDF files to email@example.com or mailed to:
The Robert E. and Sydnor A. Money Scholarship Trust Fund
c/oFirst Baptist Church
510 W. Main Street
Knoxville, TN 37902
and must be received by June 1, 2009:
- Official grade transcript(s)
- FAFSA report or other evidence of need
2. The following materials must be submitted online (copied and pasted into the designated forms) no later than midnight of June 1, 2009:
- Application Form
- Résumé including the following four categories: honors or awards; school activities, extracurricular activities, including religious, community, volunteer; employment history (For the last three categories, include years of participation and description of roles.)
- Personal Statement (300-400 words) This statement should include the following:
- Your concept of ministry
- How you became committed to vocational ministry
- The specific area of ministry you are considering or have chosen and why
- Why you should be considered for this scholarship
- What this scholarship would mean to you
- Any other information you feel would be meaningful to the selection committee
- Recommendation Statements form three non-relatives, such as teacher or professor, advisor, mentor, volunteer-work supervisor, employee, church-staff member, counselor (to be submitted by the individual references).
Applicants will be scheduled for an interview after the selection committee receives all of the application-packet materials identified above. Application materials that are incomplete, not received by the deadline (June 1, 2009), or not submitted as indicated above will result in the applicant being disqualified.