Shiloh Scholarship Applications are now available!
Deadline for submission is April 10, 2023 at 11:59 pm.
The Shiloh Scholarship Committee invites students pursuing postsecondary education to apply for scholarships for the 2023-24 academic year. Scholarships are available for high school graduates and continuing college and university students. Shiloh members and active friends are encouraged to apply. In addition, the application for the first Environmental Award is also available for students in grades 5 -12.
a) Review 2023 Scholarship Criteria for scholarship information, requirements and essay topics.
b) Download a copy of the application to your computer before completing, and be sure to save the completed application form file to be sent as an email attachment. Completed applications forms and all supplementary materials must be emailed to email@example.com.
Please send any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Through wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established"
-- Proverbs 24:3
Higher education has always been important to Shiloh. The Scholarship Committee of the Shiloh Baptist Church launched a scholarship fund in 1945. Since 1947, Shiloh has proudly offered a range of scholarships to its members to support their dreams of earning a college degree. As we select and recognize our scholarship recipients annually, we also celebrate the original scholarship committee, honoring their commitmee as stewards of our heritage, thus preserving our treasures and protecting our future. The vision of these faithful members to institute a scholarship fund became a reality in 1945. Thus was laid the foundation on which we are building our future.
We continue to honor and remember those members who wove into our tapestry a program that has continued for over 75 years and made awards to over 450 students! In recent years, the total amounts awarded each Scholarship Sunday have averaged over $27,000.
In addition to providing oversight in the awarding of scholarships and other prizes funded by members and organizations of Shiloh Baptist Church, the Scholarship Committee provides publicity about scholarship and award opportunities by groups not affiliated with our church, collaborates with groups to sponsor events that provide information about the college application process, and hosts a reception recognizing members of the congregation who have been promoted from the elementary and middle school levels and those who are graduates of high school through graduate and professional school.
The Scholarship Committee members strive to be good stewards, carefully executing their charge to provide the resources that will assist young people in achieving their educational goals. We thank God that we have the opportunity to again acknowledge the pursuit of academic distinction by the young men and women affiliated with our church and its programs.
- Co-chair Antoinette Mitchell
- Co-chair Monica Saxton
- DeWayne & Brooke Cash
- Barbara Friend
- Jocelyn Frye
- Eppie O. Hankins
- India James
- Vernon Oakes
- Sherrie Wallington
- James H. Grigsby, III – Chair Emeritus
HBCU Council of Shiloh
The HBCU Council consists of members of Shiloh Baptist Church who are current students, alumni and supporters of HBCUs.
The council desires to “give back” by financially supporting HBCUs through scholarships and by presenting the positive attributes of our historic institutions to the Shiloh community and beyond.
In accordance with the Progressive National Baptist Convention’s resolution, our mission is to promote, support and encourage awareness of the contributions and rich historical legacy of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Many do not realize that the first of the 105 Historically Black Colleges and Universities were founded in the church which were pillars of education. We continue the legacy of uplifting the community and the young minds of the new generation.
The HBCU Council will focus on the welfare of our youth at Shiloh and in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, giving special attention to the educational skills necessary for success in college and in life.