First Christian looks ahead to future ministries by financially supporting Bible college students from our congregation. The amounts of scholarship awards are subject to the elders' approval and are likely to change with each semester. The amounts for Fall 2011 are as follows: freshmen will receive $400 each; sophomores, $500 each; juniors, $600 each and seniors, $700 each.
The Missions Committee has tried to make the application process as clear as possible. Read this entire web page and use it as a checklist. Click on underlined text to open downloadable or online forms.
The requirements described on this page must be completed each semester for which you wish to apply for a scholarship.
Requirements for receiving a scholarshipChurch Membership - You must be an active member of First Christian for at least a year before receiving a scholarship.Enrollment - You must be enrolled in an eligible Bible college and registered for at least 12 semester credit hours. Consult the Missions Committee if you have a question about the eligibility of your school.Due dates - The due date for fall semester applications and documents is 31 July. The due date for spring semester applications and documents is December 31.Application form - You may apply online by filling out the Online Application Form. You may also download, print and complete a Downloadable Application Form (PDF).Essay - Write a brief essay (one or two paragraphs) that describes the kind of ministry that you would like to be in after you finish school and how your Bible college education is preparing you for it. You may submit a printout of your essay or you may use the Online Essay Form. If you choose to submit your essay online, we recommend you write it on a separate document, then copy and paste the text into the appropriate field within the Application Form.GPA - Provide verification that your cumulative grade point average is at least 2.500 on a 4.000 scale. A photocopy of your latest grade report or transcript is acceptable, or you may send a digital image of your grade report as an e-mail attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are about to start college for the first time, send your grades from high school.Reference - Obtain at least one character reference each semester you apply for a scholarship. The committee recommends that you ask a leader from within First Christian, a teacher, an employer, or a mentor. Do not use the same person as a reference more than once. Print a Downloadable Reference Form. Ask your reference to fill out the form and send it to the Missions Scholarship Program (address below). As a courtesy you could provide your reference with a stamped and addressed envelope. If your reference prefers, he/she may use the Online Reference Form.
Submit your documents - Four documents are required: Application Form, Essay, GPA verification, and Reference Form. Documents may be sent in paper form or submitted online.
Missions Scholarship Program
First Christian Church of Florissant
2890 Patterson Road
Florissant MO 63031
If you hand-deliver your documents to the church, place them in the Missions mail slot in the church library.
Sorry, the application handling system is not set up to accept a fax.
A final word
As the applicant for a scholarship, you are responsible for ensuring that all documents reach the Missions Committee by the due dates. Don't procrastinate. Allow your registrar and reference plenty of time. If you have a problem meeting the requirements, contact the Missions Committee. We are here to help anyone who makes a conscientious effort.