Scholarship Ministry

 For wisdom will enter your heart, and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul. Discretion will protect you, and understanding will guard you

 (Proverbs 2:10-11)


The Scholarship Ministry provides financial assistance to enhance the ability of students to achieve their academic goals and develop skills needed for the future. The following scholarships and awards are presented annually to qualified students inside and outside Macedonia.

MACEDONIA MEMORIAL AWARDS (INDIVIDUAL/ FAMILY SUPPORTED):

DESCRIPTION OF EACH MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP/AWARD

BAKARI LAKE-SAMPLE

The Bakari Lake-Sample Memorial Educational Scholarship: This is a one-time competitive and non-renewable scholarship of $1,000 for students trying to bring their own ideas and visions to life. To be eligible, students must be currently studying in the field of communications, media production, music, or arts management. The annual application deadline is April 15th, and it is open to current undergraduate and graduate students.

DEACON JOSEPH PEDLAR

This Scholarship is an annual, one-time, non-renewable award of $1,000 for a currently matriculated undergraduate student enrolled in an accredited two- or four-year college/university. The student must be in good academic standing at the time of application. The successful applicant must exhibit the same qualities of character, generosity, community service, humility, and honesty that Deacon Pedlar embodied and applied to his endeavors. The annual application deadline is April 15th.

DR.JOSEPH E. BOWMAN,JR.

The Dr. Joseph E. Bowman, Jr. Memorial Educational Scholarship: This is a one-time competitive and non-renewable scholarship of $500 available for Capital Region students who will pursue a higher education major in the area of Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM). The scholarship will be awarded to eligible high school seniors who are underrepresented, including members and non-members of Macedonia Baptist Church who attend any Capital District Region high school, and plan to attend an accredited two- or four-year college/university after graduation. The annual application deadline is April 15th.

Larry & Jasán Ward

The Larry & Jasán Ward Scholar-Athlete Award will be funded by the family of Larry and Jasán Ward and will be administered by the Macedonia Baptist Church Scholarship Fund Committee in conjunction with the Macedonia Baptist Church Board of Trustees. The amount of the award will be $1,000. The one-time non-renewable award will be given annually to an eligible male high school senior who will be attending an accredited four-year college after graduation. Underrepresented male students who are members or non-members of Macedonia Baptist Church are eligible to apply. Preference will be given to male students graduating from Columbia High School in East Greenbush or the Albany Academy for Boys, however students from any Capital District Region the high school will be eligible to apply.

MACEDONIA SUPPORTED SCHOLARSHIPS/AWARDS:

  • Merit-Based Award
  • Macedonia Higher Education Assistance Program (MHEAP)
  • Macedonia Emergency Assistance Program
  • High School Education Assistance Program
  • The Rev. Leonard D. Comithier, Jr. Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU)

DESCRIPTION OF EACH MBC SCHOLARSHIP/AWARD

Macedonia Merit Scholarship(MMS)

The Macedonia Merit Scholarship: This is a merit-based scholarship for Capital District region high school seniors. This is a one-time non-renewable award. The annual application deadline is April 15th.

Macedonia Higher Education Assistance Program (MHEAP)

Macedonia Higher Education Assistance Program (MHEAP): For active youth members of the Macedonia Church Family who will pursue higher education immediately after graduating from high school (i.e., graduate from high school in May/June and attend college in August/September). Financial support is provided each fall and spring semester beginning with the freshman year and continuing to graduation. The MHEAP funds assist with the purchase of books, tuition, housing, and/or college fees. The annual application deadline is September 30th for the fall semester and January 30th for the spring semester.

Macedonia Emergency Assistance Award(MEAA)

Macedonia Emergency Assistance Award: This is to help active youth undergraduate student members of Macedonia Baptist Church if they are in good academic standing with their higher education institution, and are experiencing financial difficulties. The student must present evidence of need. This is a one-time-only award.

Macedonia High School Education Assistance Program(HSEAP)

Macedonia High School Education Assistance Program(HSEAP): This is to assist high school students who are in “good academic standing” and are experiencing financial difficulties in acquiring the tools needed to perform their schoolwork.

Reverend Leonard D. Comithier, Jr Historically Black Colleges and Universities Award (HBCU)

Reverend Leonard D. Comithier, Jr. Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Scholarship: Recently renamed to honor Pastor-Emeritus Comithier, this award is for active youth members of Macedonia Baptist Church who will pursue higher education at an HBCU institution upon graduating from high school (not to exceed $4,000). This award was established to help encourage students to attend and experience these institutions of higher learning. The annual application deadline is April 15th.

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 RECIPIENTS OF THE SCHOLARSHIP & AWARD 

The Macedonia Scholarship Ministry provides support to help talented students from the Capital District Region pursue higher education. 

 To review the Macedonia Scholarship Fund Policy for Establishing Scholarships and Awards, click the following link: