2021 EM Franklin Scholarship Program
Deadline: March 28, 2021

Contact: scholarships@stjamescmbc.org
  • In December 1993, St. James Baptist Church established a scholarship program in honor and memory of the late Rev. E. M. Franklin. The E. M. Franklin Scholarship Program was developed and perfected by the late Sister Delores Thomas, who ensured that each senior had an opportunity to excel academically. The vision of this dedicated worker stills lives on. She passed away in 2009.

    This program awards scholarships to qualifying high school students who are members of St. James Baptist Church.

    These scholarships awarded are for the intent of encouraging students at St. James to further their education. As long as funding is available, scholarships will be awarded in two categories: Outstanding and High. Students must be eligible for consideration.

    An application package is complete and eligible for consideration only when the following items are received by the deadline:

    1) This application
    2) Be an active member of St. James Baptist Church
    3) Have a minimum of a 2.75 GPA at the time of submission
    4) Be accepted to an accredited college, university or technical school
    5) Submit a certified high school transcript including the most recently concluded semester/trimester
    6) Provide 2 letters of recommendation: a.) one, from a Member of St. James, which reflects your church involvement b.) one, from a representative from your school (Principal, Teacher, Counselor, etc.) or one that is an unbiased personal reference (non-immediate family member)
    7) Be a full time student (part time is acceptable with proof of employment) and provide proof of admission and enrollment in order to receive payment
    8) A personal statement indicating your response to the following question: In what ways do you plan to engage in Christian commitment, academic excellence, and leadership/service as you complete your academic endeavors?
    Note: Statements are limited to 350 words; must be typed, double-spaced; at least 12pt Font Size; and in Arial or Times New Roman Font
    9) Student photo (digital)

    The awarding of any scholarships by the St. James Scholarship Committee is contingent upon the student fulfilling all of the above requirements in addition to completing the Distribution Agreement Form prior to the award disbursement.

    All eligible students interested in the E.M. Franklin Scholarship must complete the application form(s). The DEADLINE is by the end of service on the 4th Sunday of March. NO EXCEPTIONS!!!!

    Please turn-in or send the application and all attachments as follows:

    OPTION 1: Complete and submit this online application

    OPTION 2: Download the application at stjamescmbc.org/scholarships. Submit application & attachments via one of the following:
    1. Email: scholarships@stjamescmbc.org
    2. In Person: 2nd Floor, Room 229
    3. In Person: Church Office
    4. Mail To:
    St. James Missionary Baptist Church
    3417 East Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
    Room 229
    (Attn: St. James Scholarship Committee)
    Austin, Texas 78721

  • Please attach current transcript at the end of this application
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  • Please note the E.M. Franklin Application Package is complete when the following items are received by the deadline:

    Please attach the items below
  • Note: Statements are limited to 350 words; must be typed, double-spaced; at least 12pt Font Size; and in Arial or Times New Roman Font

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  • I certify that the information on my scholarship application is correct.
  • I certify that the information on this scholarship application is correct.