College Scholarships-Graduating High School Seniors & Current College Students

Families at FBC Garland have established several scholarships to provide limited financial assistance to students who are members or former members of the church, submit applications on time, and meet the criteria for which the scholarships were established. 

GRADUATING HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS
Before you apply for a scholarship, please collect and complete the following documents, because you must download them when you complete the application.

1)  Copy of your transcript (an unofficial transcript is acceptable)

2)  Two letters of recommendation:

  • One letter from an FBC, Garland member who is not a relative.
  • One letter from a teacher/counselor at your school or from your supervisor at your place of employment.

3)  One-page, typed essay, which includes the following three elements:

  • Write out your personal Christian testimony, including your profession of faith in Jesus Christ.
  • Hebrews 10:25 states, “Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing.” Explain how you have demonstrated your faithfulness to God in your church attendance and involvement.
  • Write out the reason for applying for a scholarship as well as your career plans.

4)  If applying for the Deacon Scholarship, include a copy of the 40 hours of volunteer/community service you accumulated during the 12 months prior to filling out the application.

Graduating seniors can apply for a scholarship by scrolling down and clicking on the blue button below the list of scholarships for high school seniors. The deadline to apply for a scholarship is Sunday, April 11!

Scholarships Available For High School Graduating Seniors:

Craig Bennett Memorial Scholarship - Must be a graduating high school senior who models faithful Christian  leadership in a variety of activities and programs, both at church and school.
Derrick Castell Memorial Music Scholarship - Must be an entering or returning student majoring in music.
Cline/Suter Scholarship - Must be enrolled at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Dallas Theological Seminary, or Denver Seminary.
Steve Chennault - Awarded to a student attending any college, university, or seminary who pursues greater knowledge of any major.
Charles L. & Willlie Mae Cockrell Scholarlship - Must be an entering or returning student to Baylor University.
Andrew Cooper First Responder Scholarship - Must be attending a college or trade school and planning to, or currently majoring in a field of study that could possibly lead to a career as a first responder.
Joe G. Cooper Memorial Scholarship - Must be attending a college or trade school and planning to, or currently majoring in Construction Science, Civil Engineering, Architecture, or other cosely related major.
Deacon Scholarship– based on student merit, not financial need or school, and include the following:
  •  Student must be graduating high school during the current school year.
  •  Student must be an active member of First Baptist Garland for at least one year prior to            the 
the application due date, as verfied by the Student Ministry Office.
  •  Student must be accepted by an accredited college, university, or technical school.
  •  Student must accrue a minimum of 40 volunteer/community service hours during the 12
      months prior to the application due date.
Mildred & Hal Dodson Memorial Scholarship - Awarded to a graduating high school senior without regard to race, creed, sex, or religion.
Dennis Wayne Duke Memorial Scholarship - Must be someone who is a caring person and who is interested in Counseling and/or Psychology fields. If no one meets those requirements, the committee is to give the scholarship to a deserving graduating high school senior.
Walter Fleeson Memorial Scholarship - Awarded to any deserving graduating high school senior.
General Scholarship - Awarded to any deserving graduating high school senior.
James & Emma Hunt Memorial Scholarship - Awarded to any deserving graduating high school senior.
Evelyn Landress Memorial Scholarship - Must be an entering or returning student at Baylor University.
Roger & Dorothy McDonald Scholarship - Must be an entering or returning student at Baylor University.
Sidney & Fred Meisenheimer Baylor Scholarship - Must be an entering or returning student at Baylor University. Awarded to students who are United States citizens and whose parents are United States citizens.
Sidney & Fred Meisenheimer Texas A & M Scholarship - Must be an entering or returning student at Texas A & M University. Awarded to students who ae United States citizens and whose parents are United States citizens.
Mosher Scholarship - Awarded to any deserving graduating high school senior.
Ruth & Jack Patterson Scholarship - Awarded to a graduating high school senior going into the teaching profession.
Carl & Bev Panasik Scholarship - Must be attending Baylor University and planning to major in a field of study that could possibly lead to a caareer as an Engineer or Musician.

Paul & Jo Ann Stephens Youth Scholarship - Awarded to any deserving graduating high school senior.
W.C. Stephens Memorial Scholarship - Awarded to any deserving graduating high school senior.

If you are a graduating high school senior and would like to apply for a scholarship:

CURRENT COLLEGE STUDENTS
Before you apply for a scholarship application, please collect and complete the following documents, because you must download them when you complete the application.

1)  Copy of your transcript (an unofficial transcript is acceptable).

2)  Two letters of recommendation:

  • One letter from an FBC, Garland church member who is not a relative.
  • One letter from a teacher/counselor at your school or from your supervisor at your place of employment.

3)  One-page, typed essay, which includes the following three elements:

  • Write out your personal Christian testimony, including your profession of faith in Jesus Christ.
  • Hebrews 10:25 states, “Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing.” Explain how you have demonstrated your faithfulness to God in your church attendance and involvement.
  • Write out your desire to continue serving God through your education.

Current college students can apply for a scholarship by scrolling down and clicking the green button below the list of scholarships for current college students. The deadline to apply for a scholarship is Sunday, April 11!

Scholarships Available for Current College Students:

Dorothy M. Stephens/Joseph P. Bevilacqua Memorial Scholarhship - Must be a returning student who is attending a 4-yr college or university and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
Derrick Castell Memorial Music Scholarship - Must be an entering or returning student majoring in music.
Steve Chennault - Awarded to a student attending any college, university, or seminary who pursues greater knowledge of any major.
Cline/Suter Scholarship - Must be enrolled at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Dallas Theological Seminary, or Denver Seminary.
Charles L. & Willlie Mae Cockrell Scholarlship - Must be an entering or returning student to Baylor University.
Bobby D. Coker Memorial Scholarship - Awarded to a junior or senior undergraduate student attending a Texas state college or university.
Andrew Cooper First Responder Scholarship - Must be attending a college or trade school and currently majoring in a field or study that could possibly lead to a career as a first responder.
Joe G. Cooper Memorial Scholarship - Must be attending a college or trade school and planning to, or currently majoring in, Construction Science, Civil Engineering, Architecture, or othre closely related major.
Ed & Re Jackson College Council Scholarship - Must be a successful student with at least 30 credit hours, active participation, leadership, and faithfulness in the college community, and awarded based on need, grade, and career.
Evelyn Landress Memorial Scholarship - Must be an entering or returning student at Baylor University.
Roger & Dorothy McDonald Scholarship - Must be an entering or returning student at Baylor University.
Sidney & Fred Meisenheimer Baylor Scholarship - Must be an entering or returning student at Baylor University. Awarded to students who are United States citizens and whose parents are United States citizens.
Sidney & Fred Meisenheimer Texas A & M Scholarship - Must be an entering or returning at Texas A & M University. Awarded to students who are United States citizens and whose parents are United States citizens.
Carl & Bev Panasik Scholarship - Must be attending Baylor University and currently majoring in a field of study that could possibly lead to a career as an Engineer or Musician.

Sewell Memorial Scholarship - Must be a student pursuing a master's or doctorate degree.

If you are a current college student and would like to apply for a scholarship: