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.

  • Submit a letter of recommendation from his or her school’s principal’s office or in the case of a homeschooler from their minister’s office. Letters may be emailed to

  • 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 10 to

  • 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.

    -- Transcripts and letters must be postmarked or digitally dated 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.