What is the application process?
What is the application process?
There are two (2) parts to the application process:
1. You must set up an account and complete the online process. (Once you have done this, you will get an email back confirming that we received the online application).
2. You must mail in the additional required materials. See "What constitutes a complete application" below.
- Who is Eligible for the scholarship?
* Applicants must be enrolled in a Divinity School in North Carolina.
* Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.
* Applicants must demonstrate academic achievement and financial need.
* Applicants must demonstrate traits of high personal character and leadership.
* Semi-finalists will be interviewed by the Awards Advisory Committee.
* Preference will be given to applicants planning to attend Southeastern Theological Seminary in Wake Forest NC.
The recipient may attend any accredited, public or private Divinity school in North Carolina.
When is the deadline for submission of materials?
The deadline for submission of the online portion of the application is . Deadline for receipt of the additional required materials is 5:00 pm est . The additional materials required must be mailed in ONE envelope to the , 4320-G Wade Hampton Boulevard, Taylors, SC 29687. The additional materials required must be RECEIVED no later than 5:00 pm est .
What constitutes a complete application packet?
Submit the signed TERMS OF AGREEMENT found in the online application.
Submit an OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT with grades and cumulative GPA posted through the   semester. (It must be OFFICIAL.)
Submit a LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION from a professor.
Submit a PERSONAL STATEMENT/ESSAY. Submit a one-page, signed personal statement explaining why the scholarship is important to the applicant. Include career plans, if known. Include applicant name and name of scholarship on the page.
Submit a LIST OF YOUR ACADEMIC HONORS, LEADERSHIP SKILLS, AND COMMUNITY SERVICE, etc.
Submit a SIGNED copy of parents` FEDERAL TAX FORM 1040 (pages one and two only) and W-2 FORMS for each parent (if applicable) for the latest year these forms were filed. In case of divorced parents, only the custodial parent's (and current spouse's if remarried) financial information will be required. If you are an independent student, you must submit your tax information.
Submit a completed IRS W9 or IRS W8 form.
If you are a US citizen, permanent legal resident, or resident alien, download and submit the W9 form. If you are a non-resident alien, download and submit a copy of your W8 and student visa.
The IRS W9 form can be downloaded at: Download the IRS W9 FormThe IRS W8 form can be downloaded at: Download the IRS W8 Form
What is the value of the scholarship award?
The number of recipients and the amount of each scholarship may vary from year to year due to fluctuations in the Fund's value and/or applicable document restrictions. Subject to the trust terms, the awards will be applied to the cost of tuition, fees, books and supplies and should not exceed these costs. Scholarship awards must be used in the year they are awarded. Failure to submit the required materials will result in the permanent loss of the scholarship. Unused funds must be returned to the .
- What schools can a recipient attend?
The recipients may attend any accredited, public or private Divinity School in North Carolina. Preference will be given to applicants planning to attend Southeastern Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC.
All recipients must be full-time each semester and working toward a degree from a Divinity School.
The institution must be an educational organization that normally maintains a regular faculty and curriculum and normally has a regularly enrolled body of pupils or students in attendance at the place where its educational activities are regularly carried on. To the extent the institution is involved in the selection of the recipients (if at all), such involvement must comply with the Fund's policy of awarding scholarships on an objective and non-discriminatory basis as well as the Fund's Conflict of Interest Policy.
What if I am unable to attend consecutive semesters?
Extenuating circumstances requiring a student to sit out a semester must be explained in writing to CSA. You will be notified of the final decision. If a recipient is out for a semester, then that semester is forfeited.
How are winners selected?
A Grant Committee will consider the respective ability, educational goals, financial need and career ambitions of each applicant.
How will I be notified if I am chosen as a recipient?
All recipients will be notified by email.
Is this scholarship renewable?
This scholarship may be renewable for up to 4 additional years after initial year for a total of 5 years or until a degree from a Divinity School is awarded, whichever is earlier.