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“For wisdom will enter your heart, and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul. Discretion will protect you, and understanding will guard you” (Proverbs 2:10-11).
The Scholarship Ministry provides financial assistance to enhance the ability of students to achieve their academic goals and develop skills needed for the future. The following scholarships and awards are presented annually to qualified students inside and outside Macedonia.
The Macedonia Scholarship Ministry provides support to help talented students from the Capital District Region pursue a higher education.
The Macedonia Merit Scholarship: This is a merit-based scholarship for Capital District region high school seniors. This is a one-time non-renewable award. Annual application deadline is April 15th.
Macedonia Higher Education Assistance Program (MHEAP): For active youth members of the Macedonia Church Family who will pursue higher education immediately after graduating from high school (i.e., graduate from high school in May/June and attend college in August/September). Financial support is provided each fall and spring semester beginning with the freshman year and continuing to graduation. The MHEAP funds assist with the purchase of books, tuition, housing and/or college fees. Annual application deadline is September 30th for the fall semester and January 30th for the spring semester.
Historically Black Colleges and Universities Award (HBCU): For active youth members of Macedonia Baptist Church who will pursue higher education at an HBCU institution upon graduating from high school. This award was established to help encourage students to attend and experience these institutions of higher learning. Annual application deadline is April 15th.
Macedonia Emergency Assistance Award: This is to help active youth undergraduate student members of Macedonia Baptist Church if they are in good academic standing with their higher education institution, and are experiencing financial difficulties. The student must present evidence of need. This is a one-time only award.
Macedonia High School Education Assistance Program: This is to assist high school students who are in “good academic standing” and are experiencing financial difficulties in acquiring tools needed to perform their schoolwork.
The Deacon Joseph Pedlar Memorial Award: This is an annual, one-time, non-renewable award of $1,000 for a currently matriculated undergraduate student enrolled in an accredited two- or four-year college/university. The student must be in good academic standing at the time of application. The successful applicant must exhibit the same qualities of character, generosity, community service, humility and honesty that Deacon Pedlar embodied and applied to his endeavors. The annual application deadline is April 15th.
The Bakari Lake-Sample Memorial Educational Scholarship: This is a one-time non-renewable scholarship for students trying to bring their own ideas and visions to life. To be eligible, students must be studying in the field of communications, media production, music or arts management. Annual application deadline is April 15th
The Dr. Joseph E. Bowman, Jr. Memorial Educational Scholarship: This is a one-time, non-renewable scholarship available for students who will pursue higher education career in the area of Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM). The scholarship will be awarded to eligible high school seniors who are underrepresented, including members and non-members of Macedonia Baptist Church who attend any Capital District Region high school and plan to attend an accredited two- or four-year college/university after graduation. Annual application deadline is April 15th.
To review the Macedonia Scholarship Fund Policy for Establishing Scholarships and Awards, click the following link:
Macedonia Scholarship Fund Scholarships and Awards Policy
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