2022 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. 

The scholarships awarded through FBC, Garland are not necessarily based on financial need. Consideration is given to applicants based on a demonstration of commitment to following Jesus. This commitment is demonstrated through consistent involvement in the local church and through consistent involvement in all aspects of FBC, Garland’s Student Ministry.

The church’s Scholarship Committee will adhere to the recipients' guidelines as established by the family or ministry group sponsoring each scholarship.

GRADUATING HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS
Before you apply for a scholarship, please collect and complete the following documents, because you must upload 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:
    *What was your life like before you chose to follow Jesus?
    *When and how did you choose to commit your life to following Jesus?
  • 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 located below the list of scholarships for high school seniors. The deadline to apply for a scholarship is 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 3, 2022! There will be no exceptions to the application deadline. The Scholarship Committee will meet in mid-April to consider scholarship applications.

Scholarships Available For High School Graduating Seniors:

Craig Bennett Memorial Scholarship - Must be a graduating high school senior who exemplifies faithful Christian leadership in a variety of church and school activities and programs.
Derrick Castell Memorial Music Scholarship - Must be a first-year or returning music  student. If  no one meets these requirements, then the committee may award the money to any deserving student.
Cline/Suter Scholarship - You must be enrolled at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, a Southern Baptist graduate school, Dallas Theological Seminary, or Denver Seminary to be eligible for this scholarship. The student must be ordained, or be sponsored by our church. If no one meet the above requirements, then the committee may award the m oeny to any deserving student.
Steve Chennault Education Scholarship - 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 a first-year or returning Baylor University student.
Andrew Cooper First Responder Scholarship - Must be enrolled in a college or trade school and planning to major in, or currently majoring in, a field of study that could 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 closely related field.
Deacon Scholarship – based on student merit, not financial need or school, and including the following:
  •  The student must be senior in high school during the current school year.
  •  The student must have been a member of First Baptist Garland for at least a year prior to the 
application deadline, as verfied by the Student Ministry Office.
  •  A student must be accepted by a college, university, or technical school that is accredited.
  •  During the 12-months prior to filling out out the application, the student must have completed at least 40 volunteer/community service hours.
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 - It must be someone who is a caring person and who is interested in counseling and/or psychological 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 graduating high school senior who is deserving.
James & Emma Hunt Memorial Scholarship - Awarded to any deserving graduating high school senior.
Evelyn Landress Memorial Scholarship - Must be a first-year or returning Baylor University student.
Roger & Dorothy McDonald Scholarship - Must be a first-year or returning Baylor University student.
Sidney & Fred Meisenheimer Baylor Scholarship - Must be a new or returning Baylor  University student. Awarded to students who are citizens of the United States and whose parents are citizens of the United States.
Sidney & Fred Meisenheimer Texas A & M Scholarship - Must be a first-year or returning Texas A & M University student. Awarded to students who ae U.S. citizens and whose parents are U.S. citizens.
Mosher Scholarship - Awarded to any deserving graduating high school senior.
Ruth & Jack Patterson Scholarship - Awarded to a graduating high school senior interested in pursuing a career as a teacher.
Carl & Bev Panasik Scholarship - Must be attending Baylor University and planning to major in a field of study that could possibly lead to a career 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 upload 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:
    *What was your life like before you chose to follow Jesus?
    *When and how did you choose to commit your life to following Jesus?
  • 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 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 3, 2022! There will be no exceptions to the application deadline. The Scholarship Committee will meet in mid-April to consider scholarship applications.

Scholarships Available for Current College Students:

Dorothy M. Stephens/Joseph P. Bevilacqua Memorial Scholarhship - You must be a returning student at a four-year college or university with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
Derrick Castell Memorial Music Scholarship - You must be a first-year or returning music student.
Steve Chennault Education Scholarship - Awarded to a student attending any college, university, or seminary who pursues greater knowledge of any major.
Cline/Suter Scholarship - Students must be enrolled at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, a Southern Baptist graduate school, Dallas Theological Seminary, or Denver Seminary to be eligible for this scholarship. The student should be ordained or be sponsored by our church. If no one meets the above requirements, then the committee may award the money to any deserving student.
Charles L. & Willlie Mae Cockrell Scholarlship - You must be a first-year or returning Baylor University student.
Bobby D. Coker Memorial Scholarship - Given to a junior or senior undergraduate student enrolled at a Texas state college or university.
Andrew Cooper First Responder Scholarship - Students must be enrolled in a college or trade school and majoring in a field or study that could 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 another 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 is awarded on the basis of need, grade, and career.
Evelyn Landress Memorial Scholarship - Must be a first-year or returning Baylor University student.
Roger & Dorothy McDonald Scholarship - Must be a first-year or returning Baylor University student.
Sidney & Fred Meisenheimer Baylor Scholarship - Must be a first year or returning Baylor University student. Awarded to students who are citizens of the United States and whose parents are citizens of the United States.
Sidney & Fred Meisenheimer Texas A & M Scholarship - Must be a first-year or returning Texas A & M University (College Station) student. Awarded to students who are citizens of the United States and whose parents are citizens of the United States.
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 - Students pursuing a master's or doctorate degree are eligible.

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