Scholarships

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Encouraging further education since 1975

We award scholarships to student members of SMBC, as well as students of the Baton Rouge community, pursuing higher education through university, college, or technical school. Anyone can give to support scholarships by designating monetary donations as scholarship support on envelopes during the regular church service or by contacting the Shiloh Foundation.

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$60,000

per year in scholarship support

17

scholarships per year

  • Even when the way goes through Death Valley, I’m not afraid when You walk at my side. Your trusty shepherd’s crook makes me feel secure.

    Psalms 23:4,

FiveScholarship Options

This scholarship was established to honor high school seniors who are committed to achieving racial harmony and who value diversity. Three awards of $5,000 are presented to students of three different ethnic backgrounds. Members of Shiloh Baptist Church are ineligible to apply. Download the application for full criteria and to apply.

This scholarship is awarded in the name o­f Winstonia McKesson Smith, the wife of Pastor Emeritus Charles T. Smith and mother of current Pastor Fred Jeff Smith. Students must be a certified college junior, senior or a graduate student and have a grade point average of at least 2.5. The scholarship is awarded based on scholastic average, church participation, and financial need. Download the application for full criteria and to apply.

This $1000 scholarship was created for students in skilled areas (brick masonry, cosmetologist/barber, welding, plumbing, electrical, carpentry, culinary arts, technology, etc.). To receive this scholarship, students must be a high school graduate, have earned a GED or currently enrolled in a technical college with a grade point average of at least 2.0. Download the application for full criteria and to apply.

This scholarship is targeted to college juniors, seniors or graduate students pursuing a degree in Education and with a grade point average of at least 2.5. The scholarship is awarded based on scholastic average, church participation, and financial need. Download the application for full criteria and to apply.

The Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church pastored by the Reverend Charles T. Smith implemented a scholarship program for its members in 1975. Each year, 11 scholarships, totaling $50,000, are awarded based on church and school participation and financial need. In order to receive one of these scholarships, you must be enrolled or have plans to enroll in a college or vocational school with a minimum GPA of 2.5. Applicants with a GPA over 3.5 will automatically be entered for our Super scholarship of $8,000. Download the application for full criteria and to apply.

Faq

Eligibility varies for each scholarship, so check each application for the full details on who is eligible to apply for that award.

Scholarships should be typed and delivered in an envelope with all required materials. Applications may be delivered by mail or by hand to Shiloh Baptist Church, 185 Eddie Robinson Senior Drive, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 70802 before the deadline. Please write on the envelope, Attention: Ms. Beatrice Cosey, Scholarship Committee Chairperson.

All applications are considered equally, based on a points system. Complete your application thoroughly, with as many details as possible, proofread all materials, and follow all directions for the best chance.

For further questions, contact the following:
Ms. Beatrice Cosey, Scholarship Committee Chairperson
225-768-7349

Mrs. Iris Walker, Secretary
225-343-3945

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