2022 Scholarship Application Process

Deadline for all submissions is Monday, June 6, 2022

Instructions

HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS

Applicants must graduate from high school by June of the current year.   

Please assemble the required submission documents. 
They will be needed to complete your application
.

  1. A cover page,  containing your photo and contact information
  2. High School Transcript
  3. Acceptance Letter from a college or institution of higher learning
  4. Letters of Recommendation
  5. Essays for Scholarships
  6. Other documents requested by scholarships.   (Be sure to label, on document, which scholarship the document is for.)

Once Application and uploads are completed, you will return to this page.  You must complete the Service Information, in order, to complete, your application!

  1. Community Service information
  2. Church Service Information (for Fellowship members).

COLLEGE/TRADE SCHOOL STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS

Applicants must be a current college or trade school student.

Please assemble the required submission documents. 
They will be needed to complete your application
.

  1. College/Trade School transcripts
  2. Other documents requested by scholarships.   (Be sure to label, on document, which scholarship the document is for.)

Scholarships are awarded to the recipients once they provide proof of full-time enrollment (12 hours or more) in an institution of higher learning as stipulated in the eligibility requirements.  Proof of enrollment must be submitted to the church office.

Step 1

If needed, below is Sample Essay

Step 2

Scholarship Application

Below are the available 2022 Scholarships. 
Please tab through each, to assure you apply
for all that you are eligible for.

Scholarship Graduate Opportunities

$4,000 

This scholarship was established and first awarded in 1987 in memory of Fellowship Chapel’s founding pastor, Reverend James E. Wadsworth, Jr. 

Criteria: 

  1.  Graduate from a Metropolitan Detroit High School. 
  2.  Member of Fellowship Chapel for two (2) or more years. 
  3.  Submit proof of active involvement in three or more Fellowship Chapel groups or auxiliaries for two (2) years or more. 
  4.  Cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.0 or above. 
  5.  Submit at least two (2) completed Community Service Forms. 
  6.  Provide two (2) letters of recommendation from school official, mentor or employer. 
  7.  Submit a typed, double-spaced, 250 word essay on “Pass the Salt”. Please reference Matthew 5: 13—16. 
  8.  Provide statement of any extenuating circumstances you are dealing with. 
  9. Complete interview with the Scholarship Committee 

$2,500 (3) 

This scholarship was established by Fellowship Chapel’s First Lady, Monica G. Anthony, in 2008. Lady Monica is seeking high school graduates and continuing college students who desire a life of excellence. Three scholarships will be awarded. (First Lady’s personal Intonjane mentees are ineligible) 

Criteria: 

  1.  Graduate from a Metropolitan Detroit High School. 
  2.  Member of Fellowship Chapel for two (2) or more years. 
  3.  Submit proof of active involvement in one or more Fellowship Chapel groups or auxiliaries for two (2) or more years. 
  4.  Cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.0 or above. 
  5.  Submit at least one (1) completed Community Service Form. 
  6.  Provide one (1) letter of recommendation. 
  7.  It is incumbent upon the applicant to contact the First Lady directly via email, ladymga@gmail.com, as soon as possible upon completion of the application process.  It directly impacts determination. 

$2,000 (2)

This scholarship was established by Fellowship Chapel Scholarship Committee in 2003 as an effort to reach out to the community. Nonmembers may apply. 

Criteria: 

  1.  Graduate from a Metropolitan Detroit High School. 
  2.  Cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.5 or above. 
  3.  Submit at least two (2) completed Community Service Forms. 
  4.  Provide two (2) letters of recommendation from a school official, mentor or employer. 
  5.  Submit a typed, double-spaced, 250 word essay on “The Importance of Community Involvement”. 

$2,000 

This scholarship was established in memory of Gladys Mae Rice in 2008. As a former nursing in-structor, Ms. Rice organized Fellowship Chapel’s Health Clinic in Ghana and directed it for many years. In 2017, this scholarship was expanded in memory of Mr. Forrest “Thunder” Green, the first black chemist working for the state of Michigan. The recipient of this scholarship must show an interest and have plans to pursue a career in the health care profession, or in science. 

Criteria: 

  1.  Graduate from a Metropolitan Detroit High School. 
  2.  Member of Fellowship Chapel for two (2) or more years. 
  3.  Submit proof of active involvement in one or more Fellowship groups or auxiliaries. 
  4.  Cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.5 or above. 
  5.  Provide one (1) letter of recommendation from school official, mentor or employer. 
  6.  Submit at least one (1) completed Community Service Form. 
  7.  Submit a typed, double-spaced, 250 word essay on “Why Healthcare is Important to Me” or “Why Science is Important to Me”. 
  8.  Interview upon request with the Scholarship Committee. 

$1,000 

This scholarship was established in 2014 by the Girl Scouts of Fellowship Chapel to encourage girls to pursue the highest award in Girl Scouting and to provide additional funding for Girl Scout Ambassadors graduating from high school and pursing higher education. The Fellowship Chapel Girls Scouts were established in September 1981 under the direction of Ms. Carrie Finney. Our mission is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. 

Criteria: 

  1.  Be currently registered as a Girl Scout with Girl Scouts of Fellowship Chapel 
  2.  Graduate from a metropolitan Detroit High School 
  3.  Cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.75 or above 
  4.  Be an active, registered Girl Scout, currently and for the previous 3 years 
  5.  Has demonstrated commitment to living by the Girl Scout promise and law. 
  6.  Must submit at least three letters of recommendation from individuals representing school, community or church and the gold award coach 
  7.  Must have earned the Gold Award prior to submitting the application 
  8.  Submit a typed double spaced 500 word essay on “How my Gold Award project will be a lasting impact on the community”. 

1,000

Anna Pate Stewart and Janice L. Knight were culinary artists who, over many decades, generously and lovingly prepared meals for the Fellowship Chapel family. Although the two never met, they shared in common the beauty they created with their cheerful and positive dispositions, their ability to see the good in others, their willingness to put the needs and happiness of others ahead of their own, and most of all, their ability to uplift others not only with their delicious food, but with the encouragement, support and compassion they freely gave. 

This award is for undergraduate, graduate or trade school students who have demonstrated a commitment to serving others and have demonstrated that commitment through their educational pursuits and community activities. 

Criteria: 

  1. Graduate of a metropolitan Detroit High School 
  2. Currently enrolled as a sophomore or above in college or trade school, working toward an undergraduate or graduate degree, or a certification. 
  3. GPA of 2.5 or above 
  4. Member of or actively involved in Fellowship Chapel for a minimum of least two years 
  5. Documentation of dedicated service activities since high school 
  6. Interview with Scholarship Committee 

$1,000 

The AV Ministry Scholarship provides financial support for an AV Ministry member who pursues post high school education and training at a college, university or trade school. 

Criteria: 

  1. Graduate of a Metro Detroit High School and/or 
  2. Proof of current attendance or acceptance at a tech school/ community college/ college 
  3. Majoring in Audio Visual 
  4. Member of Fellowship Chapel 
  5. Member of a Fellowship AV Ministry for 2 years 
  6. Letter of recommendation from Director of AV. 
  7. Cumulative GPA 2.5 or above 
  8. Submit a typed essay of 250 words on the subject, “Audio visual’s impact on the church” 

1,000

This scholarship is named in honor of Berline Brown, a person who loves to sing. This scholarship is for the person who has the same passion for singing, This scholarship will provide financial support to a choir member attending a post high school education at a two or four year college. The member must pursue a degree in Fine Arts as a vocal major. 

Criteria: 

  1.  Graduate of a Metro Detroit High School and/or 
  2.  Proof of current attendance or acceptance at a college/community college 
  3.  Majoring in vocal arts 
  4.  Member of Fellowship Chapel 
  5.  Member of a Fellowship Choir 
  6.  Letter of recommendation from choir director 
  7.  Cumulative GPA 2.5 or above 
  8.  Submit a typed essay of 250 words on the subject, “Why I like to Sing!” 

1,000

(Non- Members May Apply)

Beulah Works was a long time civil rights activist, leader, union organizer, and board member of the Detroit Branch of the NAACP Organization. Her struggles—like the struggles of many countless African Americans—helped to advance justice and equality in America. Beulah Work founded and chaired the Women in the NAACP (WIN) Committee. 

Criteria: 

  1.  Current College Student (Sophomore or above) 
  2.  Cumulative GPA 2.5 or above, pursuing a degree in a field of study related to Human Justice, (e.g. Sociology, Political Science, Social Justice, Women Studies, Social Sciences), Child Care or Nursing. 
  3.  Submit (2) letters of recommendations from individuals in the community who can speak to your activism/leadership in the community. 
  4.  Submit an essay or present a verbal presentation (not to exceed 10 minutes) on How I plan to advance justice in my chosen field and life”. 

$1,000 

(Non-members may apply) 

Frankie Laydell James was a model teacher, counselor, mentor and consultant. She took great pride in her roots, and the sacrifices made by our ancestors. She taught by example, taking young people on pilgrimages to see, touch and experience civil rights milestones. Her dedication to youth was evident in the many ways she extended herself—giving them the tools and support they needed to become proud, successful members of our community. 

Criteria: 

  1.  Graduate of Central High School, Detroit. 
  2.  College attendance at Oakland University, Rochester. Confirmation of acceptance required. 
  3.  GPA of 2.5 for above during final two years of high school. 
  4.  Letter of recommendation from school counselor indicating Good Citizenship, leadership etc. 
  5.  Submit proof of active involvement in some community service for 1.5 – 2 years. 
  6.  Select a person whose courage and sacrifice advanced the cause of civil rights/justice (can be an educator, scientist, activist, athlete, business person, etc.-but not Dr. MLK). Write an essay of 100 – 200 words telling how this has impacted your life. 

$1000

The Intonjane Training Institute is a Rites of Passage program that mentors young ladies 6-18 years of age. The Intonjane Training Institute Scholarship was established in 2022 to award Intonjane mentees with financial support in their pursuit of a higher education degree. Scholarship awardees will exhibit the epitome of “I am because we are,” by outlining how they will use their Intonjane Institute training in college and subsequently to complete the circle of sisterhood 

Criteria: 

  1.  Graduate of a Metro Detroit High School 
  2.  Provide proof of Acceptance to accredited institution of higher learning 
  3.  20 hours of verifiable community service at the time of application 
  4.  An active ITI member for at least two years, with 80% attendance 
  5.  Essay or Presentation that addresses : a) The history and benefits of Rites of Passage Programs. b) How the mentee will use the tools learned from the ITI in college and beyond. c) How they plan to come back to complete the circle of sisterhood. 
  6.  Develop and present a 20 minute Christian Module with the guidance of mentors 
  7.  Candidate must be fully engaged in and complete the Rites of Passage Candidate Process and the Crossover ceremony 

$1000

The Isuthu Institute is a vessel to assist boys’ transition into men. A Rites of Passage Program rooted in Afro-Centric Christian teachings, we aim to assist in developing boys spiritually, mentally, physically, emotionally, culturally, and socially into total men. 

Criteria: 

  1.  Active Member of the Isuthu Institute for 2 or more years 
  2.  Active Member of Fellowship Chapel or another Spiritual Institution for 1 or more years 
  3.  Submit Letter of Recommendation from Mentor 
  4.  Submit a letter of recommendation from a younger mentee 
  5.  If any of the criteria is not met, yet the candidate believes the scholarship will help them impact our community, please reach out to Isuthu.Detroit@gmail.com and the Scholarship committee for consideration. 
  6.  Creative Presentation (3-5 minutes) /250 Words: “How does Christ and your African heritage inform your journey into Manhood? “ 

$1000 (2) 

One for a High School Graduate, one for a College Student 

The Larry Sims Dream Big Scholarships were established in 2018 by Silvia & Jourdan Sims, and Gabrielle & Donnell White. The scholarships honor the legacy of an outstanding husband, father, father-in-law and mentor. Not only did Larry do all he could to help those around him dream big, he also took concrete steps to help them succeed. 

Criteria: 

  1.  Graduate from a Metropolitan Detroit High School or current college student. 
  2.  Member of Fellowship Chapel for two (2) or more years. 
  3.  Submit proof of active involvement in one or more Fellowship Chapel groups or auxiliaries. 
  4.  Cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.0 or above. 
  5.  High School Grads: Submit at least one (1) completed Community Service Form. 
  6.  Provide evidence of leadership abilities in school, church or community. 
  7.  Submit a typed, double-spaced, 500 word essay. Identify a problem (world or community) and explain how you intend to use your college degree as a way to begin solving that problem. 

$1,000 

(Non- Members may apply) 

Julius Caesar Hope was a Baptist minister and civil rights leader. He was very instrumental in bringing about cooperative integration in the city of Brunswick, GA, by getting people to work together. He served as president of the Georgia State Conference of the NAACP until his appointment as director of religious affairs for the national NAACP. 

Criteria: 

  1.  Current College Student (Sophomore or above) 
  2.  Cumulative GPA 2.5 or above, pursuing a degree in Psychology, Sociology, Organizational Behavior or related field of study in Human Relations. 
  3.  Submit (2) letters of recommendations from a school official or community activist who can speak to your leadership and advocacy for the advancement of others. 
  4.  Submit an essay or present a verbal presentation (not to exceed 10 minutes) on “Being a good shepherd in the race of life while edifying the mental, emotional and personal well being of others”. 

$1,000 

The Rev. Opal M. Simmons Reach for the Stars Scholarship is in memory of Rev. Opal M. Simmons, Fellowship Chapel’s first female Associate Minister. This scholarship established in 2012 is being sponsored by Fellowship Chapel Book Club of which Rev. Simmons was a founding member. The applicant must be a high school graduate pursuing a major in a literary or educational field. 

Criteria: 

  1.  Graduate from a Metropolitan Detroit High School 
  2.  Cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.5 or above. 
  3.  Member of Fellowship Chapel for one (1) or more years. 
  4.  Submit proof of active involvement in one or more Fellowship Chapel groups or auxiliaries. 
  5.  Provide a letter of recommendation from school official, mentor or employer. 
  6.  Submit at least one (1) completed Community Service Form. 
  7.  Submit a typed, double-spaced, one page essay on the book that had a large impact on your life and why. Discuss how it will help you in attaining your current goals. 

$1,000 

Mary and the late William Marshall were charter members whose support was integral in so many ways in Fellowship’s early years. Their early commitment was exemplified when they mortgaged their own home to help pay for the first church building. “Bill” served as first chairman of our Trustee Board. Mary, a dedicated nurse, choir member, and one of the original “Boosters” for Rev. Wadsworth, has served in many capacities throughout the years. 

Criteria: 

  1.  Graduate of a Metro Detroit High School 
  2.  Member of Fellowship Chapel for at least (2) Years 
  3.  Submit proof of active involvement in church groups or auxiliaries 
  4.  Cumulative GPA 2.5 or above 
  5.  Provide written evidence of leadership abilities in school, church or community. 
  6.  Submit (2) letters of recommendations from church leaders. 
  7.  Submit a typed essay or present a verbal presentation (not to exceed 10 minutes) on “The meaning of letting your light shine and glorifying God in your service to the church”. 

$750 

For High School Graduates & College Students 

This Scholarship was established by the Thornton Family in 2021, in honor of Sara & John Thornton and their nine children Jacquelyn, Mikael, Mildred, Gwendolyn, Anthony, Robert, Millicent, Tracey, & Stacey. Both Sara & John stressed the importance of a higher education for their children to achieve their goals in life. The Thorntons are seeking a high school graduate or a college student who wishes to achieve greatness by continuing a higher education. 

Criteria: 

  1.  Graduate from a Metropolitan Detroit High School, or currently attending college. 
  2.  Submit proof of two (2) years active involvement in one or more Fellowship Chapel groups or auxiliaries (Church Service Verification Form) 
  3.  Cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.5 or above. 
  4.  Provide one (1) letter of recommendation from a teacher, mentor or employer. 
  5.  Submit at least one (1) completed Community Service Form. 
  6.  Submit a typed, double-spaced, 250 word essay on “The Importance of Education in the African American Community”. 

$650 

The Dr. Donnell Ray Cravens, Ph.D Scholarship was established by the Cravens family in 2018 to honor Dr. Cravens’ pursuit of learning and to reward a student’s hard work in the community and academically. He prided himself on achieving through advanced education. The recipient of this award demonstrates leadership within their community, excellence within their academics, and the desire to attend Wayne State University or Central Michigan University—the schools where Dr. Cravens earned his degrees. 

Criteria: 

  1.  Graduate from a Metropolitan Detroit High School. 
  2.  Enroll in Wayne State University or Central Michigan University 
  3.  Member of Fellowship Chapel for two (2) or more years. 
  4.  Submit proof of active involvement in one or more Fellowship Chapel groups or auxiliaries. 
  5.  Cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.5 or above. 
  6.  Provide one (1) letter of recommendation from a teacher, volunteer program, extra-curricular leader etc. 
  7.  Submit at least one (1) completed Community Service Form. 
  8.  Submit a typed, double-spaced, 250 word essay on “What is your major and how is this going to contribute to your local community?” 

$500

This scholarship was established in 2014 by the Girl Scouts of Fellowship Chapel to provide funding for Girl Scout Ambassadors graduating from high school and pursing higher education. The Fellowship Chapel Girls Scouts were established in September 1981 under the direction of Ms. Carrie Finney. Our mission is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. 

Criteria: 

  1.  Be currently registered as a Girl Scout with Girl Scouts of Fellowship Chapel 
  2.  Graduate from a metropolitan Detroit High School 
  3.  Cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.5 or above 
  4.  Be an active, registered Girl Scout, currently and for the previous 2 years 
  5.  Has demonstrated commitment to living by the Girl Scout Promise and Law. 
  6.  Submit at least two letters of recommendation from troop leader, school, community or church 
  7.  Evidence of enrollment/acceptance into an institute of higher learning 
  8.  Evidence of extracurricular activities or community activities 
  9.  Submit a typed double spaced 200 word essay on “How I have incorporated the Girl Scout Promise and Law into my everyday life”. 

 $500 (2)

Booker Moten was a passionate educator who devoted his time to providing students with step-by-step instructions on applying for and getting accepted into their chosen institutions.  Keeping in close contact, he believed in starting with students in the early grades to prepare them for their college careers. He taught  them how to be confident and relentless in obtaining all the awards and grants needed to pay for higher education.  He was known as “Yo Teacher Man.”

Criteria:

  1. Current junior or senior in college
  2. Active member of Fellowship Chapel during high school years
  3. GPA 3.0
  4. Transcript verifying full time enrollment and completion of at least 48 college credits.
  5. One page resume
  6. Letter of recommendation from college professor, Counselor/Advisor, coach, or mentor

$500 

This scholarship was established in memory of Ms. Gloria L. Bright in 2014. Ms. Gloria L Bright’s career path was one of giving service to people in need; first, as a social worker, then as a registered nurse. She loved Fellowship Chapel and she loved helping others. 

Criteria: 

  1.  GPA 2.5 or higher 
  2.  Member of Fellowship Chapel for at least one or more years 
  3.  Submit proof of one or more Fellowship Chapel ministries that you are involved with ( i.e. SHYG, Choir, Xpressionz of Praise) 
  4.  Submit a typed, double-spaced essay, 300-500 words, on: What Inspired you as a Young Member of Fellowship Chapel and What Words of Wisdom do you have for the Fellowship Chapel Youth Coming Behind You?” 

$500 

This scholarship was established by Fellowship Chapel member Ingrid Renee Turnbore, in 2013 in honor of her mother, Florence B. Turnbore. This scholarship is specifically for students who will be majoring in culinary arts. The ideal candidate would be one who will attend a HBCU, although this is not required. 

Criteria: 

  1.  Graduate from a Metropolitan Detroit High School. 
  2.  Member of Fellowship Chapel for two (2) or more years. 
  3.  Pursuing a major in culinary arts. 
  4.  Submit proof of active involvement in one or more Fellowship Chapel groups or auxiliaries for two (2) or more years. 
  5.  Cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.0 or above. 
  6.  Submit at least one (1) completed Community Service Form. 
  7.  Provide two (2) letters of recommendation. 
  8.  Submit a typed, double-spaced, 250 word essay on “The Importance of Nutrition”. 

$500 

This scholarship was established in 2021 by Alison Vaughn, CEO of Jackets for Jobs. Jackets for Jobs’ is an award winning nonprofit organization that provides career skills training and cloth-ing to job seekers. It has been honored as one of the Best & Brightest Companies to Work for in Detroit. Ms.Vaughn would like to help students who have overcome challenges and shown the most improvement in high school. The applicant must be a high school graduate pursuing a major in Business and/or being an entrepreneur, but most of all have a desire to serve the community 

Criteria: 

  1.  Graduate from a Metropolitan Detroit High School. 
  2.  Member of Fellowship Chapel for at least one (1) year. 
  3.  Submit proof of active involvement in one (1) or more Fellowship Chapel groups or auxiliaries. 
  4.  Cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.5 or above. 
  5.  Provide one (1) letter of recommendation from school official, mentor or employer. 
  6.  Submit one (1) completed Community Service Form. 
  7.  Submit typed, double-spaced, 250 word essay on “How My Educational Pursuits Will Help Me Improve My Community”. 

$500 

This scholarship was established in 2008 by JoAnne Williams, a retired educator from the Detroit Public Schools. 

Criteria: 

  1.  Graduate from a Metropolitan Detroit High School. 
  2.  Member of Fellowship Chapel for at least one (1) year. 
  3.  Submit proof of active involvement in one (1) or more Fellowship Chapel groups or auxiliaries. 
  4.  Cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.5 or above. 
  5.  Provide one (1) letter of recommendation from school official, mentor or employer. 
  6.  Submit at least one (1) completed Community Service Form. 
  7.  Submit typed, double-spaced, 250 word essay on “How My Educational Pursuits Will Help Me Improve My Community”. 

High School Graduates and College or Vocational School Students 

$500 

The Joseph William and Sallie Bell Jones Vocational Scholarship was created in 2021 by Vernon and Penelope Irvin. This scholarship honors the legacy of the parents of Penelope Jones-Irvin. Joseph and Sallie were self-starters and went to Vocational school to create a better life for their family. This scholarship is created in their memory as well as to allow others to do create a better life for themselves and their family. To support students who envision trade and or Vocational school as their best option. 

Criteria: 

  1.  This scholarship is for new high school graduates, or students who are or will be attending technical, trade or vocational schools, or community college. 
  2.  Cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.5 or above. 
  3.  Provide evidence of leadership abilities in school, church or community. 
  4.  Provide one (1) letter of recommendation from school official, mentor or employer. 
  5.  Submit at least one (1) completed Community Service Form. 
  6.  Submit a typed, double-spaced, 150 word essay on “Why I deserve this Scholarship”. 

 $500 for a male, and $500 for a female

The Kris and Curtis Greene HOPE Scholarship was established by Dr. Curtis Greene in 2016. Dr. Greene has his PHD in biology, and is the Science Department Chair at Wayne County Community College District.This scholarship is created for students majoring in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) field.

Criteria: 

  1.  Graduate from a Metropolitan Detroit High School 
  2.  Cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.0 or above. 
  3.  Submit proof of active involvement of at least (2) years in one or more Fellowship Chapel groups or auxiliaries. 
  4.  Provide evidence of leadership abilities in school, church or community. 
  5.  Pursuing a STEM major 
  6.  Submit a 500 word essay on Scientists who have Inspired Me” 

$500 

This scholarship, named in honor of Paul Robeson—Lecturer, Poet, Musician, Athlete, Activist—was established by the Paul Robeson Chorale in 2002. Applicant must show an interest in music or performing arts. 

Criteria: 

  1.  Graduate from a Metropolitan Detroit High School. 
  2.  Member of Fellowship Chapel for two (2 )or more years. 
  3.  Submit proof of active involvement in one or more Fellowship Chapel groups or auxiliaries. 
  4.  Cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.5 or above. 
  5.  Submit at least one (1) completed Community Service Form. 
  6.  Provide one (1) letter of recommendation from school official, mentor or employer. 
  7.  Be interested in pursuing a career in music or the performing arts. 
  8.  Submit a typed, double-spaced, 250 word essay on the topic How Paul Robeson Has Inspired Me”. 

$500 

This scholarship was established in 2011 by Roslyn Banks in loving memory of her father, Robert V. Banks, Sr. Ms. Banks would like to help students who have overcome challenges and shown the most improvement in high school. 

Criteria: 

  1.  Graduate from a Metropolitan Detroit High School. 
  2.  Member of Fellowship Chapel for one (1) or more years. 
  3.  Submit proof of active involvement in one or more Fellowship Chapel groups or auxiliaries. 
  4.  Cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.0 or above. 
  5.  Submit at least one (1) completed Community Service Form. 
  6.  Provide two (2) letters of recommendation from school officials or mentors who are able to address your struggles and accomplishments during your high school years. 

$500 (2) 

One for a High School Graduate & One for Post High School (any age) 

This scholarship was established by Rev. Dr. Constance Simon in 2014 in memory of William G. Simon. Mr. Simon, an excellent example of an entrepreneur, purchased his first property, The Fix-It-Shop, at age 17. He went on to become a licensed mechanical contractor, licensed auto mechanic, property owner and investor. He retired from General Motors as one of the first black Skilled Trades Plumbers. Mr. Simon was committed to Detroit and its residents. He loved people, believed in lifelong learning, mentoring youth, and giving back to those in need. The recipient of this scholarship must show an interest with plans to pursue a career in the Trades and/or being an entrepreneur, but most of all have a desire to serve the community. 

Criteria: 

  1.  High School Graduate/ Post High School (completed two or more years ago) 
  2.  Member of Fellowship Chapel 
  3.  Submit proof of active involvement in one or more Fellowship Chapel groups or auxiliaries. 
  4.  Provide one (1) letter of recommendation from school official, mentor or employer. 
  5.  Submit at least one (1) completed Community Service Form. 
  6.  Submit a typed, double-spaced, 250 word essay on “What it means to serve others 
  7.  Set up an interview with Rev. Dr. Simon 

New Lap Top 

The Shirley Ann McGee Sutton scholarship was established in 2021 by her family. Shirley was a retired teacher, member of Sigma Gamma Rho and Eastern Star Unity Chapter #28 member. The focus of the scholarship is to continue her legacy and her desire to promote the importance of education. This gives the family an opportunity to pour back into the community as she had poured into her family, friends and previous students. 

Criteria: 

  1.  Graduate from a Metropolitan Detroit High School or current college student.
  2.  Provide proof of current class registration or current transcript (for college students) OR  Provide letter of acceptance to the college or university you will be attending.
  3.  Provide evidence of at least two (2) years of service at Fellowship (Church Service Verification form)
  4.  Submit one (1) letter of recommendation from a school official, mentor or employer.
  5.  Provide evidence of leadership abilities in school, church or community.
  6.  Submit a typed, double-spaced, minimum 250 word essay on the importance of giving back.  How have you given back and what are your future plans to give back?

Ministerial and Special Needs Opportunities

$3,000

This scholarship was established in 1997 to support students pursuing the ministry.

Criteria:

  1.  Graduate from a four (4) year college or university pursuing a master’s or doctorate degree in ministry.
  2.  Member of Fellowship Chapel for two (2) or more years.
  3.  Submit proof of active involvement in two (2) or more Chapel groups or auxiliaries.
  4.  Submit proof of active involvement in the community.
  5.  Provide two (2) letters of recommendation.
  6.  One (1) from a community organization.
  7.  One (1) from a college official or employer.
  8.  Provide evidence of having demonstrated leadership qualities.
  9.  Provide copy of college transcript.
  10.  Provide proof of acceptance into a ministerial program at an institution of higher learning.
  11.  Submit a typed, double spaced, minimum of 150 words statement of ministerial interest.
  12.  Be available for a personal interview with the Pastor if requested.

(AMOUNT VARIES)

The Student Emergency Fund (SEF) was established in 2014 to assist Fellowship Chapel students facing unforeseen financial hardships while meeting school expenses. Illness, unemployment (loss of job of person responsible for college expenses), or other challenges will be reviewed to determine if these funds will be allocated.

Criteria:

  1.  A student may submit one SEF application per calendar year. The student must also submit supporting documentation of financial need such as an outstanding bill or statement, and explain why this need qualifies as an emergency.
  2.  Paying off an existing balance under normal circumstances is not considered an emergency and does not qualify for student emergency funding.
  3.  Limit of two (2) applications for emergency funds will be considered during undergraduate studies. Meeting the above conditions, or being the first to apply, does not guarantee a financial award.
  4.  Funds are awarded based on availability, and individual needs that meet the criteria.
Step 3 / Service Forms
Community Service

Please fill out a separate Community Service Form for each community service in which you participated. Once you have listed your Community Service, click next to the end of the form, to submit to Scholarship Committee.

Church Service

To be considered for many scholarships, verification of service in church groups or auxiliaries is required.  Refer to the criteria for the scholarship you are seeking to determine the length of service and number of church groups required.