Grace of Christ Foundation

scholarship process


The purpose of this document is to define the process the Foundation Board will use to issue scholarships to students, affiliated with Grace of Christ Church, who are attending a Christian Institution of Higher Learning or Seminary.


1. The Applicant is asked to contact a Sponsor who is willing to write a brief letter of recommendation on behalf of the Applicant. The Sponsor must be a current Grace of Christ Staff member, an active or inactive Elder, or an active or inactive Deacon.  Applicants applying for a scholarship to attend a Seminary must have a letter of recommendation by both the senior pastor of Grace of Christ and the Personnel Committee of Session.

2. The Applicant submits the letter of recommendation and a brief written request to the Foundation Board via the Senior Pastor that includes, but is not limited to the following:
  • What the funds will be used for
  • What the Applicant hopes to accomplish
  • Articulation of their Christian Faith
  • Total amount of financial support requested

3. The Senior Pastor forwards the written request and the letter of recommendation to the Foundation Board for review and an interview is scheduled with the Applicant for the next Foundation Board meeting.

4. The Foundation Board will conduct a brief interview of the Applicant after reviewing the written request and the letter of recommendation. The interview will consist of the Applicant making a brief statement as to the request being made and why it should be granted. The Board may ask a few questions, related to the request being made, of the Applicant.

5. The Foundation Board will vote to grant or deny the request; and communicate the decision, in writing, to the Applicant.

6. If the request is approved, the Scholarship will be administered via the Finance Manager of Grace of Christ.

For more information, please connect with Tammy Nunley, Grace of Christ Finance Manager at 248-7940x104