Scholarship Application

“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” Romans 12:2

The scholarship process is open to Concord members and non-members attending any college/university in Fall (August/September) as a degree-seeking undergraduate (full-time - 12 or more hours) or graduate/seminary students.

  • Phase I: Application Packet Review
  • Phase II: Interview
  • Phase III: Finalist match

2019 SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

Important Dates

IMPORTANT DATES

November 28, 2018 | 6:30 – 7:30 PM
Scholarship/Financial Aid Interest Mtg.

December 8, 2018 | 10:00 – 11:00 AM
Application overview info session for interested students & parents

January 7, 2019 | 6:30 – 7:30 PM
Application overview info session for interested students & parents

February 15, 2019 | 11:59 PM
Application packet deadline

March 9, 2019 | 5:00 PM
FASFA (Federal Aid) document due

March 13, 2019 | 6:30 – 7:30 PM
Interview info session for selected candidates

March 14, 2019 | 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Interviews

March 15, 2019 | 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Interviews

March 16, 2019 | 9:00 am – 1:00 PM
Interviews

March 25, 2019
Award notification (Only those applicants approved for funding will be notified)

April 24, 2019 | 6:30 pm – 8:00 PM
Disbursement award info/Scholarship Recognition Sunday session (Attendance is mandatory)

May 18, 2019 | 10:00 am – 12:00 PM
Scholarship Recognition (Attendance is mandatory)

May 19, 2019 | 8 AM & 10 AM
Scholarship Sunday (Attendance is mandatory)

 

Summary of Scholarships

SUMMARY OF SCHOLARSHIPS

NOTE:  The maximum number of scholarships that any Concord Scholar can be awarded from Concord Church is two (2) OR the maximum amount of scholarship funding awarded is $15,000 (undergraduate) or up to $25,000 (seminary).                                 

E.K. Bailey Scholarship - $15,000

(1) Available scholarship, Need-based, Undergraduate, Concord member only

Named in honor of our founding pastor, this award is presented to a graduating high school senior on the basis of scholastic ability, integrity (strong moral principles), leadership, and financial need. The recipient will receive scholarship funds for three (years) of full-time enrollment:

  • Must have been a member of Concord Church in good standing for at least five (5) years;
  • Must have a 3.0 or higher Grade Point Average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale or equivalent;
  • Must demonstrate good performance on the ACT (36 highest score) or SAT (1600/2400) highest score);
  • Must enroll in a four-year college of university; and
  • Must not be the recipient of a scholarship that covers tuition, fees and housing expenses from other sources. 

Bryan L. Carter Scholarship - $7,500

(1) Available scholarship, Merit, Undergraduate, Concord member only

Named in honor of our senior pastor, this award is presented to a graduating high school senior who demonstrates superior performance, and high scholastic ability. The recipient of this award: 

  • Must be a member of Concord Church in good standing for at least three (3) in years; 
  • Must have a 3.5 or higher GPA on a 4.0 scale or equivalent; 
  • Must demonstrate superior performance on the ACT (36 highest score) or SAT (1600/2400) highest score); 
  • Must matriculate at a four-year college or university; and 
  • Must not be the recipient of a scholarship that covers tuition, fees, and housing expenses from any sources. 

Renard Smith Merit Scholarship - $4,000

(1) Available scholarship, Merit, Undergraduate Concord member only  

Named in honor of charter member, Aldric Renard Smith, who demonstrated excellence in achievement and character throughout his short lifetime. The award recognizes students: 

  • With high scholastic aptitude (3.0 or higher GPA) on a 4.0 scale or equivalent); 
  • Outstanding performance on the ACT (36 highest score) or SAT (1600/2400 highest score); 
  • Must be a member of Concord Church; and 
  • Demonstrate outstanding character (ethical traits) and integrity (strong moral principles). 

CMBC Merit Scholarship - $4,000 

(1) Available scholarship, Merit, Undergraduate, Concord member only 

The award recognizes a graduating high school senior with high scholastic aptitude. Requirements: 

  • Must be an active member of the Youth Ministry at Concord Church for at least three (3) years; 
  • Must have excellent score on the ACT (36 highest score) or SAT (2400 highest score); 
  • Must have a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale or equivalent; and demonstrate superior performance, outstanding character (ethical traits) and integrity (strong moral principles). 

CMBC Service Award - $2,700

(3) Available scholarships, Service, Undergraduate, Concord member only 

  • Must be an active member of the Youth Ministry at Concord Church for one (1) or more years; 
  • Must have participated in Beaux and Debs for Christ; and 
  • Must have a 2.75 or higher GPA on a 4.0 scale or equivalent. 

Reverend Grover C. Carter Jr. Award - $2,500

(1) Available scholarship, Undergraduate or Graduate 

Named in honor of Reverend Grover C. Carter Jr., lovingly from the Carter family of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The recipient must be male, posses a 2.0 or higher GPA and active in the community and involved in working with youth or senior citizens. 


Peggy Caldwell and Mae Frances Smith Award - $2,250

(2) Available scholarships, Undergraduate 

Co-sponsored by the Beaux and Debutantes for Christ Ministry is included. The awards are named in honor of two (2) pioneers of the ministry. Recipients must have been a Beau or Debutante for Christ and have a 2.75 or higher GPA on a 4.0 scale or equivalent. 


Page-Reeves Award - $2,000

(6-8) Available scholarships, Need-based, Undergraduate

Named in honor of Minnie H. Page and her sister Lillian Reeves. This award is presented to candidates of historically underrepresented backgrounds (i.e. disabled, economic level, race, sex). Recipient must have a 2.5 or higher GPA on a 4.0 scale or equivalent. 


Veronica Kizzee Award - $2,000

(1) Available scholarship, Undergraduate or Graduate, Concord member only

Named in honor of a Concord staff member who faithfully served 15 years as a model employee who exhibited excellence in her love for God, her family and people. She was a wife, mother, grandmother, sister, daughter, friend, and teammate who impacted many of the lives of those she encountered:

  • Must be a young (20-30 years old) single Mom pursing full-time study in an undergraduate or graduate degree program;
  • Must be a member of Concord Church in good standing for at least two (2) or more years;
  • Must have documented ministry participation for at least two (2) years in the factors of Concord membership - Study, Sunday, Small Group, Serve, and Share;
  • Must possess a 2.0 or higher GPA on a 4.0 scale or equivalent 

Alesia Michelle Williams Memorial Award - $1,500

(1) Available scholarship, Need-based/ Merit, Undergraduate 

This award was established by the family of Alesia Michelle Williams to honor her life as a Christian, HR Corporate Executive, avid reader and community activist. Requirements are:

  • Must possess a 2.75 or higher GPA on a 4.0scale or equivalent; and

Must have documented participation in community and church activities. 


Bryce Anthony Montgomery Memorial Scholarship - $1,500

(1) Available scholarship, Merit, Undergraduate, Concord member only

This scholarship is named in honor of Bryce Anthony Montgomery, who passed away prior to his high school graduation and subsequent college enrollment to study game design. Lovingly provided by Lorenzo and Sharon Montgomery. Requirements:

  • Must be a member of Concord Church
  • Must be a male
  • Must have scored a minimum of 22 ACT or 1100 SAT
  • Must have a 2.75 or higher GPA (final high school transcript)
  • Must major in video game design, computer science or related field.
  • Must demonstrate outstanding character and integrity

Women of Worth (WOW) Award - $1,200

(1) Available scholarship, Need-based/ Merit, Undergraduate, Concord member only

The award is given in honor of the Women’s Ministry who inspires young women and women to embrace their God given gifts as they become Women of Worth:

  • Must possess a 2.75 or higher GPA on a 4.0 scale or equivalent
  • Must be a female member of Concord Church in good standing; and

Must have documented participation in community and church activities. 


Interdisciplinary Award - $1,200

(2-4) Available scholarships, Undergraduate

Preference is given to any students who have completed at least 12 credit hours from an accredited college/university with an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale or equivalent. High school graduates who have completed college courses and meet the criteria are eligible to receive this award.


College Award - $1,000

(4-6) Available scholarships, Undergraduate

Preference is given to students who have been accepted/enrolled in college that with a 2.75 GPA or a 4.0 scale or equivalent with exceptional participation in extracurricular activities and/or community service. 


Teddy Brock Memorial Award - $1,000

(1) Available scholarship, Need-based/Merit, Undergraduate, Concord member only 

Named in honor of LaQuinton “Teddy” Brock, lovingly by his family. The recipient :

  • Must be a member of Concord Church;
  • Possess a 2.2-3.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale or equivalent;
  • African American male;
  • Single parent household;
  • First generation college;
  • College freshman, pursuing the field of Education

Kacedric Lasaul Manoy Memorial Award - $2,200

(1) Available scholarship, Merit, Undergraduate, Concord member only

Named in honor of the son of Deacon Willis & Deaconess Irma Manoy. The recipient:

  • Must be a member of Concord Church;
  • Possess a “C” or higher GPA on a 4.0 scale or equivalent; and
  • Major in the Arts or Music

Concord Church Advanced Study Award - $1,000

(1) Available scholarship, Need-based and Merit, Graduate/ Professional, Concord member only

The award recognizes students pursuing graduate and/or professional education after the completion of a bachelor’s degree. Requirements:

  • Must have been an active member of Concord Church for at least two (2) years with your level of participation documented for two (2) or more  factors of membership - Study, Sunday, Small Group, Serve, and Share; and
  • Must have a 3.0 or higher GPA on a 4.0 scale or equivalent.

Annie Marie Ellison Jackson Awards - up to $25,000

(1) Available scholarship, Need or Merit Graduate/ Professional, Concord member only

Named in honor of a loved and devoted mother, this award is an endowment and will be presented to two (2) female Concord members newly pursuing seminary education.  Each recipient  will receive scholar-ship funds for up to three years of full-time enrollment if graduation does not occur within two years:

  • Must be a member of Concord Church in good standing for at least five (5) years;
  • Must have documented ministry participation for at least three (3) years in the  factors of Concord membership - Study, Sunday, Small Group, Serve, and Share;
  • Must provide documentation of acceptance into a seminary program (indicating program of study) with submitted Concord application or have a 3.0 or higher Grade Point Average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale or equivalent; and
  • Must be enrolled in full-time seminary study every semester; and
  • Must obtain a 2.75 or higher GPA on a 4.0 scale or equivalent every semester to maintain eligibility for award