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Scholarship Sunday, June 9, 2019, celebrates the academic achievements of Trinity United Church of Christ members who are pursuing scholarly endeavors as well as those who have graduated from an educational institution after July in 2019 and before or after January 2019.
 

2019 TUCC Graduate Recognition Ceremony

 
Trinity recognizes and honors its members who have completed elementary, high school, undergraduate, graduate, professional, and vocational programs of study. TUCC members are encouraged to participate in the Graduate Recognition Ceremony even if they aren’t applying for a scholarship. In order to participate, Trinity graduates MUST submit a completed Graduate Recognition Form to the Scholarship and Education Committee by 6:00 pm on Wednesday, May 15, 2019.
 

2019 TUCC Scholarship Awards Ceremony

 
Trinity members are encouraged to apply for various church-sponsored, family and organization scholarship awards. The eligibility criteria for each scholarship are listed on the succeeding pages. Overall requirements for consideration of a scholarship award are listed below:
 

Scholarship Requirements

 

  • Applicants MUST be members of Trinity UCC for at least one year
  • Applicants may submit only one application and be considered for only one scholarship award.
  • Applicants must submit a completed Ministry/ Community Service Verification Form* signed by an authorized ministry partner indicating current participation in the respective ministry or community service organization official
  • Applicants must submit an official transcript no more than two years old.
  • Students attending college out of town may participate in Adopt A Student as their Ministry

 

Renewable Scholarship Requirements

 

  • Applicants may reapply for scholarships designated as renewable for up to the specified years of renewal excluding the initial scholarship award. Use Renewal Application Form for renewal consideration.
  • 3.0 or a “B” GPA equivalent or better is required for consideration of all renewable scholarships

IT IS SOLELY THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE APPLICANT APPLYING FOR A SCHOLARSHIP TO ENSURE ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION IS RECEIVED BY THE APPLICATION DEADLINE. LATE AND/OR INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS ARE INELIGIBLE AND WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED BY THE COMMITTEE. ALL SCHOLARSHIP AWARD DECISIONS MADE BY THE CONTRIBUTING FAMILIES AND/OR SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE ARE FINAL.

General Scholarships

 

Rev. Barbara J. Allen Scholarship - For Such a Time as This!

For Current or Continuing College Students 35 years or older enrolled to complete their first baccalaureate degree after an extended period of absence. Applicants must have at least one course completed and registered to continue study at an accredited college or university. Scholarship is renewable for up to three years.

 
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Lucille Ellison/Kathryn Brown Memorial Scholarship

Applicants must be graduating high school students. Consideration will be given to applicants with less than a “B” GPA. Applicants must submit:

 
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Coleman Outstanding Student/Youth Service Scholarship

The Coleman Outstanding Student/Youth Service Scholarship recognizes a graduating high school senior who has demonstrated leadership and has volunteered above average service hours helping
others. Applicants with consistent attendance for 4 years in Scouts, service in Youth Service Ministries such as usher, Youth church Assistants, or Deacons are encouraged to apply.

  • High School Seniors applying should have a minimum 3.2 GPA. and accepted in a four – year college or university.
  • Current official high school transcript
  • Submit a 150 – 300 WORD essay on the importance of serving others.
  • Two (2) letters of recommendations from an Adult member of Trinity U.C.C., Teacher or counselor
  • Ministry/Community Service Verification Form
  • Graduate Recognition Form if applicable

 
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Dr. Manford J. Byrd, Jr. Scholarship

Applicants must be currently enrolled college students (2nd year thru graduate level). The award is renewable for up to three (3) years. Applicants must submit:

 
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Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Scholarship

Honors the legacy of scholarly achievement and servant leadership as exemplified in the collegiate and lifetime achievements of Jewel Brothers, Henry Arthur Callis, Charles Henry Chapman, Eugene Kinckle Jones, George Biddle Kelly, Nathaniel Allison Murray, Robert Harold Ogle and Vertner Woodson Tandy, the founders of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, recognizes a graduating African American male high school senior who personifies scholarly achievement, school and community leadership and seeks to attend a four-year college or university to pursue a baccalaureate degree. Applicants must submit:

  • Current official transcripts and ACT/SAT test scores
  • 300-500 word essay on the importance of civic leadership
  • Copy of acceptance letter/ registration in a four-year college or university
  • One (1) letter of recommendation from:
    1. Adult member of Trinity U.C.C.
    2. School counselor or teacher.
    3. Member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
  • Ministry/Community Service Verification Form
  • Graduate Recognition Form

 
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Timothy Lucas Harper 'Continuing a Male Legacy' Memorial Scholarship

Recognizes a male college student enrolled in a Liberal Arts program with a minimum 2.0 GPA with a business focus. Applicants must
submit:

  • Current official high school or college transcript showing at least a 2.0 GPA
  • 300 WORD essay, “HowI plan to use my skills in helping my church and community.”
  • Two (2) letter of recommendation from:
    1. School counselor/advisor/teacher
    2. Member of Trinity United Church of Christ
  • Ministry/Community Service Verification Form
  • Graduate Recognition Form

 
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Rupert Graham, Sr. Award

Applicants must be graduating 8th graders from elementary school. Applicants must submit:

 
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The Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Scholarship

A male high school graduate who will attend a four – year accredited college. Applicants must submit:

 
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Cheryl Guyton Memorial Scholarship

Recognizes graduating high school seniors with a minimum “B” GPA or equivalent and scores 26 or higher on the ACT and/or 1760 or higher on the SAT. The scholarship is renewable thru completion of the baccalaureate degree or up to three (3) years. Applicants must submit:

  • Current official transcript and ACT/SAT scores
  • Copy of acceptance letter from college or university you plan to attend
  • 500-600 word Personal statement outlining your personal life goals which includes a paragraph about your personal, community interests and a community activity or program in which you are involved
  • Two letters of recommendation from:
    1. School principal or counselor, and
    2. from a Director/supervisor of the community organization(s) in which you serve
  • Ministry/Community Service Verification Form
  • Graduate Recognition Form
  • When applying for a Renewal Scholarship, please use the Renewal Application Form and submit this application with all previously stated documentation.

 
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The Sylvia P. Cato Educational Achievement Award

Recognizes returning students enrolled at least in their second year of college at a four-year institution, with the minimum of 3.0 GPA or better. Applicants must submit

 
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The Sylvia P. Cato HCBU Educational Achievement Award

Recognizes students attending a Historically Black College and University (HBCU), with the minimum of 3.0 GPA or better.
Applicants must submit:

 
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Monica Moss “New U Smoothie” Scholarship

For active members in any Trinity United Church of Christ ministry who desires to attend a two (2) or four (4) year institution of higher learning and have a minimum of a 2.5 GPA.

  • Current Official high school or college transcript showing at least a 2.5 GPA
  • College acceptance letter and proof of registration
  • Submit a 500 WORD essay on how this scholarship will assist you in reaching your goals
  • One (1) letter of recommendation from a teacher or college professor
  • Ministry/Community Service Verification Form
  • Graduate Recognition Form (if applicable)

 
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Bozeman & Brown Memorial Scholarship

For Male students with at least a 3.0 GPA accepted into a college/university on the undergraduate, graduate or post-graduate level

  • Current Official high school or college transcript
  • College acceptance letter and proof of registration
  • Submit a 300 WORD essay “How I plan to use my skills in helping my church and community.”
  • One (1) letter of recommendation from an academic advisor or counselor
  • Graduate Recognition Form (if applicable)
  • Ministry/Community Service Verification Form

 
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The Brookins Scholarship

Prospective scholarship recipient will be an undergraduate, graduate or post graduate who plans to attend college/University with at least a 2.7 GPA. This student will demonstrate a strong passion for actively aiding people in the community in movements for social and economic justice. Applicants must submit:

  • Current Official high school or college transcript with at least a 2.7 GPA
  • College acceptance letter and proof of registration
  • Submit a 500 WORD essay that includes your aims and activities, your own specific involvement and experience with progressive social activity, the major groups in which you are no and have been active in that encourage activism and social justice to combat the injustices taking place in our community. It should also include a discussion of your long-range goals and concerns, and explain how your proposed study will benefit movements for social change
  • One (1) letter of recommendation from a teacher
  • One (1) letter of recommendation from an academic advisor or counselor
  • Ministry/Community Service Verification Form
  • Graduate Recognition Form (if applicable)

 
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Dr. Rose Marie Brown Memorial Scholarship

For High School Graduates or Continuing College Students. Applicants must submit:

  • Submit a transcript reflecting most recent GPA; 2.5 GPA or above
  • College acceptance letter and proof of registration
  • Submit a 300 – 500 Word essay responding to “The most important contribution I or
    one of my ancestors has made to the cause of social justice is…”
  • One (1) letter of recommendation from a ministry director or community service
    supervisor
  • Ministry/Community Service Verification Form
  • Graduate Recognition Form (if applicable)

 
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Mechell Daniel Boynes Memorial Scholarship Award

For high school graduates with goals to improve the progressive academic social behavior in church
ministry and community services. This award is renewable for three (3) years. Applicants must submit:

  • College acceptance letter and proof of registration
  • Submit a 500 WORD essay on stating how you will use your education to help the community.
  • One (1) letter from a ministry director or community service organizer
  • One (1) letter from a teacher, counselor or advisor
  • Ministry/Community Service Verification Form
  • Graduate Recognition Form (if applicable)
  • When applying for a Renewal Scholarship, please use the Renewal Application Form and submit this application with all previously stated documentation.

 
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The Educational Network Scholarship

Applicant must have at least a 2.5 GPA and accepted into a Historically Black College or University in
the year the award is given. Applicants must submit:

 
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Alzata C. Pincham & Judge R. Eugene Pincham Can-cer-Vive Memorial Scholarship

Applicants must be graduating high school planning to enter college, or a returning college student. This scholarship scholarship is renewable for three (3) years. Applicants must submit:

  • Official high school transcript with ACT/SAT test scores, or current official college transcript
  • Copy of college acceptance letter (high school student)
  • 300 WORD essays on “Attending college: My Pursuit of Knowledge” or “Earning a College Degree: Serving my Community”
  • One (1) Letter of recommendation from teacher or counselor/advisor
  • Ministry/Community Service Verification Form
  • Graduate Recognition Form (if applicable)

 
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Ray and Venetia Helm Memorial Scholarship

For High School Graduates or Continuing College Students with a desire to continue their education in an accredited college or university.

  • Current Official high school or college transcript showing at least a 2.5 GPA
  • College acceptance letter and proof of registration
  • Submit a 1000 WORD essays on on how this scholarship will assist you
    in reaching your dreams at an accredited college or university
  • One (1) Letter of recommendation from teacher or director/supervisor
  • Ministry/Community Service Verification Form
  • Graduate Recognition Form (if applicable)

 
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Herald and Delores Johnson Memorial Award

For college students who maintains a minimum 2.5 GPA in any accredited HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities)

  • Current Official college transcript
  • College acceptance letter and proof of registration
  • Submit a 300 WORD essay explaining why you have chosen to attend an HBCU and how you plan to support the institution after your graduation and beyond.
  • One (1) letter of recommendation from a college/university counselor or advisor
  • Ministry/Community Service Verification Form

 
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The Arts

 

Joseph W. Evans - Struggling Artist Memorial Scholarship

Recognizes visual artists (in areas including drawing, painting, photography) grades 9 thru college. Applicants must verify community involvement. This scholarship is renewable depending on current grade (?). Applicants must submit:

  • Three (3) examples of your work (will be returned)
  • A 250-word essay on artistic interests, goals and aspirations
  • Two letters of recommendation from:
    1. Art teacher or adult member of Trinity UCC
    2. Adult member of a community organization who verifies community activity
  • Ministry/Community Service Verification Form
  • Graduate Recognition Form (if applicable)
  • When applying for a Renewal Scholarship, please use the Renewal Application Form and submit this application with all previously stated documentation.

 
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Joseph Cedric Graves Worship and Arts Scholarship

For a high school or college student with at least a 2.0 GPA average. Applicants must submit:

 
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Dr. Jeffrey P. Radford Memorial Scholarship

Honors Dr. Radford’s 30 year of consecrated and devoted service at Trinity United Church of Christ and
recognizes academic achievement and personal development to the ministry of music in the Christian
church. Applicants must be music majors at either the undergraduate or the graduate level. Applicants
must submit:

 
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Sciences

 

Elsie Benita Haines Memorial Scholarship

Recognizes students in Hospitality Industry including Culinary Arts and/or Home Economics. Applicants
must submit:

  • Current official school transcript
  • 300 word essay: “My Pursuit of Education will enable me to help the African American community in adopting and maintaining a healthy lifestyle by…”
  • One (1) letter of recommendation from college/university advisor or counselor
  • Ministry/Community Service Verification Form
  • Graduate Recognition Form (if applicable)

 
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Dwain Phillip Lubin Engineering Scholarship

Recognizes a graduating African American male high school senior who ranks 21 or lower in his class
who has been accepted into an electrical, mechanical or structural engineering undergraduate
program, preferably at a Historically Black College or University (HBCU). The scholarship is
renewable for up to three (3) years. Applicants must submit:

  • Current official high school transcript and ACT/SAT test scores
  • Copy of letter of acceptance into one of the above undergraduate engineering programs
  • 200 word essay addressing the topic: “The Most Interesting Fact about the Engineering Field and Why I Chose to Pursue Study in the Profession.”
  • One (1) letter of recommendation from teacher or counselor
  • Ministry/Community Service Verification Form
  • Graduate Recognition Form (if applicable)
  • When applying for a Renewal Scholarship, please use the Renewal Application Form and submit this application with all previously stated documentation.

 
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Dr. Mary Henderson Wright Scholarship

Honors the dedicated commitment to Christian beliefs exemplified in the lifetime achievements of Dr. Mary Henderson Wright, who was a devoted member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and recognizes a graduating female high school senior who plans to major in Science, Technology,Education or Mathematics.Applicants must submit:

  • Copy of acceptance letter/ registration in a four-year college or university
  • Current official transcripts and ACT/SAT test scores
  • 300 WORD essay which addresses “What WillBe Your Legacy to Your Family andCommunity?”
  • One (1) letter of recommendation from a teacher/counselor
  • One (1) letter ofrecommendation from Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc
  • Ministry/Community Service Verification Form
  • Graduate Recognition Form (if applicable)

 
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Health Care

Annette Glenn Parker Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is in memory for the dedication Annette Glenn Parker gave in the field of nursing.
Prospective scholarship recipient will be a high school senior who plans to major in the field of nursing,
allied health or science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM). Applicants must submit:

  • Copy of acceptance letter/ registration in a four-year college or university
  • Current official transcripts and ACT/SAT test scores
  • submit a 300 WORD essay on why the student chose a career in nursing, health or science
  • One (1) letter of recommendation from teacher or counselor
  • Ministry/Community Service Verification Form
  • Graduate Recognition Form (if applicable)

 
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Mildred Chapman Memorial Scholarship

Recognizes 2 or 4 year nursing students. The Scholarship is renewable for up to three (3) years. Applicants must submit

  • Current official college or university transcript
  • 300-500 word essay which addresses “How My Decision to Become a Nurse Will Benefit the Church and Community.” If a scholarship renewal application, see application form for topic.
  • One (1) letter of recommendation from college/university professor or counselor
  • Ministry/Community Service Verification Form
  • Graduate Recognition Form (if applicable)
  • When applying for a Renewal Scholarship, please use the Renewal Application Form and submit this application with all previously stated documentation.

 
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Eva Mae Warfield-Johnson Memorial Scholarship

Recognizes an adult female nursing student who has been accepted into a 2 or 4 year registered nursing program. Applicant must have at least a C+, 2.5 GPA. The scholarship is renewable. Applicants must submit:

  • Current official transcript
  • 300 word essay, “How I plan to use my skills in helping my church and community.”
  • One (1) letter of recommendation from college/university professor or counselor
  • Copy of acceptance letter into a registered 2 or 4 year nursing program
  • Sealed letters of recommendation from
    1. Nursing school counselor/advisor/teacher
    2. Member of Trinity UCC Deacon Ministry
  • Ministry/Community Service Verification Form
  • When applying for a Renewal Scholarship, please use the Renewal Application Form and submit this application with all previously stated documentation.

 
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Abraham and Dorothy Stiggers Nursing Scholarship

Recognizes nursing students with at least a 2.5 GPA, active in a ministry or community organization.
Applicants must submit:

  • Current official college or university transcript
  • 300-500 WORD essay which addresses “How My Decision to Become a Nurse Will Benefit the
    Church and Community.” If a scholarship renewal application, see application form for topic.
  • One (1) letter of recommendation from college/university professor or counselor
  • Ministry/Community Service Verification Form

 
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Rev. Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr. / Deacon Don Moody Scholarship

Recognizes individuals, age 18 and older, who have completed the 12-Step Program and desire to further their formal education in substance abuse and/or rehabilitation. Prospective scholarship recipients must to commit to volunteer service on the crisis line of the TUCC Drug/Alcohol Ministry or work in a related 12-Step Program. This scholarship is renewable for up to three (3) years and applicants must submit:

  • Current official college or university transcript
  • Copy of acceptance letter from college/university applicant plans to attend
  • 300 word essay/bio which addresses personal and/or family addiction, why you should you receive this scholarship and your long-term goals after graduation.
  • One (1) sealed letter of recommendation from
    1. Teacher
    2. Councelor
    3. Alderperson or community leader
  • Ministry/Community Service Verification Form
  • Graduate Recognition Form (if applicable)
  • When applying for a Renewal Scholarship, please use the Renewal Application Form and submit this application with all previously stated documentation.

 
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Education

 

Swanegan Memorial Teacher's Scholarship

Recognizes education majors at the undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate levels. The scholarship is renewable and recipients may reapply depending upon current educational level. Applicants must submit:

  • Current official college or university transcript
  • 500 WORD essay which addresses “What policy and/or practice changes, if any, are necessary for
    consideration in order to achieve educational opportunity, diversity, equity and inclusion for all US residents
    and to make America great again?”
  • One (1) letter of recommendation from your academic advisor or counselor
  • Ministry/Community Service Verification Form
  • Graduate Recognition Form (if applicable)
  • When applying for a Renewal Scholarship, please use the Renewal Application Form and submit this application with all previously stated documentation.

 
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Media

 

The Joseph A. Stroud Scholarship

Recognizes undergraduate, graduate and post graduate students in journalism, print media, radio/TV production or a related field. Applicants must submit:

 
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Theological

 

Rev. Samuel L. Ellis Theological/ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial Scholarship

Recognizes students enrolled in accredited seminaries. This scholarship is renewable annually for up to three (3) years.

 
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Rev. Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright, Sr. Scholarship

Honors the personal development and fidelity to Christian beliefs held by Rev. Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright, Sr. and recognizes students enrolled in an ATS accredited seminary. The scholarship is renewable for up to three (3) years. Applicants must have a minimum “B” GPA or equivalent, be active in the community and must submit:

 
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