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National Baptist Laymen’s Scholarship

The Laymen’s Auxiliary to the National Baptist Convention USA, Inc. has set up scholarships for graduating high school senior young men. The Laymen have a goal to help 7 young men start their educational endeavors by bestowing a scholarship to an accredited school of their choice immediately after graduation from high school. Although the number of scholarships is limited, every young man has an equal opportunity to compete and win if they meet the following criteria.
  1. Applicant must be a member in good standing of an NBC USA, Inc. Church currently registered in the convention.
  2. Applicant must be a graduating senior from an accredited high school with an overall grade point average of 2.5 or higher.
  3. Applicant must complete and mail all of the following items and they must be postmarked by the deadline of 15 June 2021:
    • Completed Laymen Scholarship Application form
    • Letter of recommendation signed by their Pastor or in the absence of a Pastor their Church signed by the Chairman of the Deacon Board.
    • Each applicant must be sponsored by a Laymen currently registered with the National Baptist Laymen’s Auxiliary and the sponsor must submit a Letter of recommendation for the applicant.
    • Each applicant must provide an essay on the topic provided below using the guidelines stated
    • Copy of High School transcript showing GPA and graduation if available.
  4. The application review process this year is virtual. Once your package is received at the address below the applicant will be notified of a scheduled time to meet the judges for their interview and oratorical presentation. Missing your scheduled time could mean disqualification.
  5. Applicant must show a competitive nature to win and a Christ-like attitude to participate.
The Scholarship Committee is urging the Senior Laymen throughout the country to entice the Junior Laymen to participate in this endeavor. You can’t win if you don’t enter. Remember all things are possible through Christ.
I.V. Reeves Jr., President
Bill Campbell, General Secretary
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