Zion Baptist Church Scholarship
Information, Guidelines, and Application




Zion Baptist Church (ZBC) has an ongoing commitment to the education process, and a desire to recognize the accomplishments of high school graduates who attempt to further their education. This Zion Baptist Church scholarship is given to encourage young high school graduates to pursue the goal of achieving excellence through higher education. We hope that those identified through this scholarship will exemplify not only excellence in academics, but also spiritual leadership in the community as well.

Funds for the scholarships are provided by Zion Baptist Church and are used solely for the graduating seniors of the church to support the youth of ZBC graduating from high school.

Award Value


The amount of the scholarship is based on the availability of funds and the number of applicants applying for scholarships. The number of awards will be determined after all applications are received. All scholarship funds are sent directly to the students for tuition, textbooks, and other fees.

Every applicant that meets the established criteria will receive a scholarship. In addition to funding availability and the number of candidates, the amount will be determined based on the eligibility criteria listed below.



Candidates must meet all the following criteria:

  • You or a family member MUST be a member of Zion Baptist Church for at least one (1) year (12 months) prior to the start of the “Graduate Program” sessions. (January 2020)

  • The student must have participated in the Zion Youth Ministries (i.e. Youth Usher Board, Youth Choir, Youth Council, Sunday School, Bible Study, Drama Ministry, Dance Ministry, or other Zion Baptist Church-related activities).

  • Attend a minimum of 7 out of 10 “Graduate Program” sessions hosted by the Scholarship Committee. Sessions will take place on Wednesday nights, from January 13-March 24, 2021.

  • Be accepted by an accredited school providing education or training certification above the secondary level or military acceptance. (Documentation required)

  • Be a high school graduate within the last 12 months of application.

  • Maintain a grade point average (GPA) at 2.0 or above.

  • Applications must be received on or before March 24, 2021, before 11:59 p.m. (No late application will be accepted.)

  • Applicants must submit the following items:

  1. Zion Baptist Church Scholarship application (see below)

  2. Recommendation form from a high school counselor (Counselor Recommendation Form)

  3. Letter of recommendation from a community or church leader

  4. An official high school transcript

  5. Personal essay (choose one of the topics and follow all instructions)

  6. Submit the acceptance letter prior to May 23, 2021.

NOTE: The counselor’s recommendation form and the letter from the community or church leader should be emailed to scholarshipcommittee@zbcmarietta.org.  

Click here to download Counselor Recommendation Form