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Graduation

Registration Requirements

How to Apply

Students pursuing the scholarship must register online to answer preliminary questions and submit paperwork. Candidates must meet the following registration requirements:


  • Be a resident of one of the following Alabama or Tennessee counties based on the student's enrollment in school: The Alabama counties of Lauderdale, Limestone, Madison, Jackson, Dekalb, Marshall, Morgan, Lawrence, Colbert, Franklin, Marion, Winston, Cullman, Blount, Etowah, Cherokee, Jefferson; the Tennessee counties of Hardin, Wayne, Lincoln, Giles, Lawrence, Franklin.

  • Or, be a child living overseas due to his or her family being missionaries employed through the support of the Church of Christ.

  • Or, be the child of an employed minister within the Church of Christ.

  • Be a junior or senior in high school with plans to pursue continued education during the fall following high school graduation.

  • Be in good conduct standing with their school and carry no less than a 2.50 GPA on a 4.0 scale (contact us for special IEP circumstances) at the time of graduation. Transcripts must be emailed from the school by May 4 to kristie@therooftree.org.

  • Have convincing plans to complete an education at an accredited academic college, or an accredited vocational college, or a state academy for law enforcement certification.

Important Deadlines:

  • -- Online registration and essay submission must be postmarked or digitally dated by April 1.

  • -- Submit a letter of recommendation from a school principal’s office or in the case of a homeschooler from their minister’s office by May 4. Letters may be emailed to kristie@therooftree.org.

  • -- Transcripts and letters must be postmarked or digitally dated in an email by May 4. Any applicants who have not met this deadline for transcripts and letters will be disqualified.


All applicants will be notified by email of their standing by May 6th when the winner is announced.

Registration: What We Do
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