Undergraduate Scholarship Criteria

  • Must be a high school graduating senior, active in church, school and community organizations.
  • Must have a "B" average or higher.
  • SAT cumulative score of 1050 in math and writing or ACT cumulative score of 22 in math, English or science.
  • Must write a 250-word essay entitled, "How I will use my education to bless others".
  • Submit three letters of recommendation from non-family members: pastor, teacher and community person.
  • These are one time awards.
  • Each recipient is eligible for an award of up to $1000 contingent upon maintaining a "B" average or 3.0 GPA.
  • Must be enrolled at an accredited college, university or vocational school.
  • Awards are based on financial need and scholastic ability.
  • Submit W-2 or FAFSA Form.
  • Submit photo.

ICS: Marjean Taylor-Myatt Undergraduate Scholarship

"We are like dwarfs sitting on the shoulders of giants. We see more, and things that are more distant, than they did, not because our sight is superior or because we are taller than they, but because they raise us up, and by their great stature add to ours." John of Salisbury, 12th century theologian

This scholarship is a wise investment in our next generation of leaders, our communities and our capacity to build a stronger, sustainable, successful future for America. All (100%) of your scholarship investment goes to opening academic doors of opportunity for the 210 students who were enrolled in 2007 at the ICS: Marjean Taylor-Myatt Head Start Center in Holly Springs, Mississippi, and graduate high school with a "B" or above grade point average (GPA).To invest in the next generation of leaders, simply click on Make a Gift.

Marjean Taylor-Myatt Ministerial Stipend Criteria

Must be a full-time theological student who demonstrates outstanding academic potential, and has dire financial needs.

Must be recommended by your Presiding Bishop or equivalent faith group leader, attend a regionally accredited seminary, and maintain a 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale.

Must submit a personal essay of (1050-1500 words) 350-500 words per below topical inquiry:

  • Share your spiritual journey starting with how you met Jesus Christ. Talk about your growth since that time and what brings you to apply to seminary at this season in your life. Include your thoughts on how you would like to see your faith grow during your time in seminary.
  • What draws you to your desired major/area of study? How you will use this education to lead the church in making disciples for Jesus Christ by serving individuals, communities, and the world? Why is that career or ministry choice meaningful to you?
  • Discuss a local, national, and/or international issue and why you are passionate about it.
  • Optional: If your GPA is not a good indication of your academic ability, please explain.