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The Erica Alexis Bell Memorial Scholarship has been established to motivate and provide support to those high school graduates desiring to further their education by enrolling in a college, university or other institution of higher learning. This policy of the Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church outlines the requirements for applicants, the time lines for submission of required documents and the date for the award of scholarship to successful applicants. Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church is committed to helping those qualifying young people achieve a higher education as a part of her mission for the future of God’s children. We, at Mt. Zion, believe that each student who desires a college education should be encouraged and supported both financially and spiritually to achieve that goal. The sole purpose of the Erica Alexis Bell Memorial Scholarship is to assist the awarded individual in furthering his or her educational goals.


Applicants must be an active member of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church for a minimum of 6 months prior to January of their high school graduating year.

Consideration for the award of a scholarship will be given to those applicants who meet the following required criteria: Member in good standing of the Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church (regular Church attendance and active participation in the Youth Department) and currently enrolled in a public or private high school in the Columbus area.

All applications and required documents must be submitted to the church office no later than Sunday June 21, 2020. No exceptions will be made.

The applicant must provide documentation of acceptance into an accredited college or university as a full-time student in order for the application to be processed.

Applicants must submit an official transcript that verifies a minimum 2.5 grade point average earned on a 4.0 scale.

Applicants must two (2) Letters of Recommendation from a non-family member. Examples: teacher, counselor, principal, and/or commu- nity leaders.

Applicants must complete Personal Reflection Essay describing their goals and how this scholarship, if awarded, would help them to achieve their goals. The essay must be five hundred (500) words double-spaced, typed in Times New Roman, 11 point font.

Only those applications submitted by the stated deadline of Sunday June 21, 2020 for consideration of the scholarship award. Scholarship awards will be announced on Sunday July 19, 2020.

Deaconess Elaine Bell will review each application and make the final decision. The amount of the scholarship to be awarded will be $1000.00.

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