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MSBC EDUCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS 

Main Street Baptist Church is proud to sponsor three educational scholarships to aid college bound high school seniors and returning college students in their quest for higher education. All three scholarships are awarded to active members of MSBC who have demonstrated academic achievement, Christian commitment, and active participation in the church’s youth or young adult ministry. Scholarship recipients are determined by the five member Scholarship Committee. Selections are based on written application submitted by student. Applications are available in the church office during the third week of March. All required paperwork is due back into the church office during the third week of April as designated by the committee. Awards are made in June of each year during worship service.  

THE MARGARET GRACE LIFSEY SCHOLARSHIP - College Students

This scholarship was created by the nieces and nephews of Miss Lifsey in deep appreciation for the more than 90 years of love and nurture she  received and gave to the church and also in recognition of her lifelong commitment to education as a public school teacher, a private kindergarten teacher, and a Sunday School teacher. The first scholarship was awarded in 2002. This scholarship is available to any young adult who is  returning to college or seminary and who meets the requirements put forth by the Scholarship committee. 

THE DR. GEORGE W. BRASWELL SCHOLARSHIP - College Students

The Dr. George W. Braswell Scholarship was created in 1997 by Dr. Braswell in appreciation for the love and nurturing he received at MSBC both during his childhood and during the years since he left Emporia to pursue a life in education and the ministry. The first scholarship was awarded in 2000. This scholarship is available to any young adult who is returning to college or seminary and who meets the requirements put forth by the Scholarship committee. 

THE MAIN STREET BAPTIST CHURCH MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - High School Seniors

The Main Street Baptist Church Memorial Scholarship was created in memory of three individuals from our church (Dr. Jerry Niswonger, Angie Harris, Keith Michaels) who died during a nine month time period during the mid-1990’s. The families of these individuals wished to honor their memory with a scholarship to benefit Christian teenagers in our congregation. The first scholarship was awarded in 2001. This scholarship is available to college bound high school seniors who meet the requirements put forth by the scholarship committee.
 
 

REQUIREMENTS FOR RECEIVING A SCHOLARSHIP:

1. Be a graduating high school senior or returning college student. 
2. Be an active member of MSBC for at least two years.
3. Be an active member of the youth or young adult ministry.
4. Provide evidence in written application of Christian commitment and academic achievement. High School Seniors must provide an official transcript for grades 9-12. College Students must provide official transcript for previous two semesters.
5. High School Seniors must submit a confirmed acceptance letter to post-secondary education.
6. Submit application and transcript into church office by due date designated by Scholarship Committee.

 

HOW CAN I HELP?

Show your support for students from MSBC by making a tax deductible donation to the scholarship of your choice. Please make checks payable to Main Street Baptist Church and write the word Scholarship or the name of a specific scholarship on the memo line of your check. Only checks with this notation can be directed into a scholarship fund.         


 
 
 

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