The Eastpointe Missions Ministry Scholarship Fund exists to encourage and assist members at Eastpointe to pursue* Christian education** at one of our many restoration movement colleges and universities.
- For the calendar year 2009, $200 per month will be set aside from mission’s budget to fund the scholarship program. Funding for the following years will be determined by the mission team as a line item in the formulation of each annual mission budget.
- Eastpointe members may apply for scholarship funds by picking up a "Scholarship Fund Informational Packet" at the Welcome Center. The application will cover the purpose and goals of their education and the need for assistance. Applications for fall scholarship awards must be received in the Missions box behind the Welcome Center by June 15th, and by November 15th for spring scholarships. All applications will be prayerfully reviewed and promptly answered by the Missions Ministry within no more than 5 weeks from the date in which the application was due. In cases of rejection, the chairman of the elders and the Senior Minister will be asked to review the reasons before informing the applicant.
- Awarded scholarships will be given directly to the student to be used at the students’ own discretion. The Missions Team will trust that the student will use the scholarship award based on their stated intended purpose as documented in that student’s scholarship application.
- Students may apply for a scholarship no more than 8 times total during the obtainment of any one degree. Limit of one scholarship per quarter/semester. Should a student at any point in time quit pursuing the degree for which the scholarship award was originally granted, that student will not be expected to repay the scholarship monies received to that date.
- In order to be eligible for consecutive scholarship gifts, students must maintain a GPA no less than 2.5. If at any point during their academic career, should a student’s GPA drop below 2.5, a student may not re-apply for another scholarship gift until being able to provide documentation proving that GPA has been raised to a 2.5 or above. *** Students who apply for more than 1 scholarship may be asked to provide a copy of their previous quarter’s/semester’s report card to prove that the proper GPA was obtained.
- The Missions Ministry Team working together with the Senior Minister will inform the congregation in a timely manner that the fund exists and that applications are available.
*pursue – Scholarships are available only for students actively seeking an Associates, Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD degree. Scholarships do not apply to individuals taking single classes for personal or professional development, etc.
** Christian education – Is defined as any degree offered at the Christian college/university of the students’ choosing and is not limited only to Christian leadership degrees.
***In situations of extenuating circumstances, the Scholarship Committee may choose to waive the 2.5 GPA requirement to allow a student to maintain scholarship eligibility.