Benevolent Foundation Scholarship Program

Thank you for your interest in applying to the Benevolent Foundation Scholarship Program.The deadline for submitting the application form and other required documents is 5 pm on February 28, 2019.

Please review the following criteria to determine the scholarships for which you are eligible to apply.

  • To be eligible for the Dorothy Click Fesperman Scholarship one must be:
    • A member of St John's Lutheran Church.
    • Currently enrolled or accepted in an accredited college or university.
    • In financial need.
  • To be eligible for the Emily May Brown Memorial Scholarship one must be:
    • A resident of Rowan County.
    • Enrolled or accepted in a 2 or 4-year college or university.
    • In financial need.
    • Involved in school and/or community activities.
  • To be eligible for the Thomas E. Gilbert and Viola H. Bailey Scholarship one must be:
    • A member of St John's Lutheran Church or a resident of Rowan County.
    • Currently enrolled or accepted in an accredited college or university.
    • In financial need.
    • Carrying a grade point average of 3.0 or better.
    • Studying one of the following major fields of study:
      • Nursing or Medical Professions
      • Veterinary Medicine
      • Lutheran Ministry, Sacred Music or Mission Field
  • To be eligible for the Hugh B. Lyerly Scholarship one must be:
    • A member of St John's Lutheran Church (Salisbury), Union Lutheran Church (Salisbury), or St Mark's Lutheran Church (Mooresville).
    • Currently enrolled or accepted in an accredited college or university.
    • Academic and possess leadership abilities as well as financial need.
    • Concerned for his community/church by having been active in service activities/events within the community/congregation.
    • Receiving a grade point average of 3.0 or better.
    • Studying one of the following major fields of study:
      • Education (leading to a teaching career in any subject).
      • Christian Education (leading to service in the Lutheran Church or the Lutheran Ministry).
  • To be eligible for the Scott Rierson Scholarship one must:
    • Be a Member of St John’s Lutheran Church, Salisbury, NC
    • Be enrolled/accepted institution of higher education
    • Have a grade point average of 3.0 or greater
    • Be involved in extracurricular activities or school leadership
  • To be eligible for the Bruce Alden Ketner, Jr Scholarship one must:
    • Have a commendable school record.
    • Be involved in school and community activities.
    • Be enrolled or accepted in a college or university.
  • To be eligible for the Carl Edgar and Edna Cauble Leazer Church Music Scholarship one must be:
    • An active member of St John’s or any other Lutheran congregation.
    • Currently enrolled in high school or enrolled or accepted in an accredited college or university or school of music and carry a grade point average of 3.0 or better.
    • Enrolled in continuing education programs or seminars devoted to church music or actively engaged in the study and practice of church music.
  • To be eligible for the Margaret Cline and Ernest Crawford Safrit, Sr. Scholarship one must be:
    • A member of St John’s Lutheran Church (Salisbury) or St Paul’s Lutheran Church (Salisbury).
    • Current enrollment or acceptance in an accredited 4-year college or university.
    • A minimum GPA of 3.0 (out of 4.0) or higher (if currently enrolled in a college/university), or a minimum high school GPA of 3.5 (out of 4.0) or higher if accepted by an appropriate college/university, but not yet enrolled.
    • Evidence of financial need.
    • Acceptance in a school, college, or Department of Education as an Education major, or as pre- education major, with a course of study leading to a teaching degree in any subject area.
    • Previous involvement in school and community activities.

Please Note: Once you begin the online scholarship application, you must submit. There is no option to save and return later. Before you begin, be sure to have your digital copies of the following ready to upload at the end of the application.

  1. One letter of recommendation from a person familiar with your academic achievement.
  2. One letter of recommendation from a person other than a family member who has known you at least two (2) years.
  3. High school transcript, if graduating this year, and/or college transcript if currently enrolled and have completed one or more semesters.
  4. A statement sharing your educational goals and financial need.
  5. A copy of your letter of acceptance, if available.
  6. A statement by a parent or guardian indicating your current financial need.

 

The deadline for scholarship application submissions was Feb. 28, at 5 pm. 2020-2021 school year scholarship applications will be available in January of 2020.