There are several scholarships that are associated with First Baptist Fairhope. January is the time most of these open for you to apply.

The H.B. Shepherd Memorial Scholarship (est 1997) is handled by the Trust Committee of First Baptist Church and is offered to students who are pursuing a degree in full time christian service and are attending one of the four baptist colleges in Alabama. Interested persons should contact the Financial Office by providing a letter of interest for this Scholarship. April is customarily the deadline month.

The Sarah King Shepherd Memorial Scholarship (est 1987) is one housed and managed at the University of Mobile.  This scholarship is for female students entering the ministry and attending University of Mobile. Preference is given to FBC members.  Please check with their Financial Aid office for forms, etc.

The Paul W. Martin Scholarship  (est 2006) is managed by a Sunday School Class in the church. All information on the selection process as well as the application are provided here: Martin Scholarship Packet . You may return your packet for this scholarship to the pastoral office at the attention of Martin Scholarship Committee as the point of contact changes annually. THE DEADLINE for this Scholarship of March 31 of the candidates Senior Year of High School.  High School Seniors and College Students who are members of FBC may apply for the scholarship (as written in the requirements – read those carefully!)

The Victoria Dial Lindsey Scholarship through the Baptist Foundation of Alabama. Applications are completed online at www.tbfa.org
Qualifications include:
–Student must be attending Judson College, University of Mobile or Samford University.
–Student must be pursuing a degree in the field of Education.
–Priority shall be given to students who are members of First Baptist Fairhope, Alabama.
–In the event there are no qualified students from First Baptist Fairhope, then scholarships may be awarded to students who are members of churches affiliated with the Baldwin Baptist Association.
–If there are no qualified students from First Baptist Fairhope or the Baldwin Baptist Association, then awards may be made to students who are members of any church affiliated with the Alabama Baptist State Convention.
–In order to receive consideration for assistant, applications must be completed and submitted each year to: The Baptist Foundation of Alabama by March 31 of the year. The scholarship is awarded by July 1, of each year.
The scholarship amount given is sent to the school divided among the fall and spring semesters.
College Students at any level may apply for this scholarship.

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