Bishop Anthony Gilyard
Pastor Larry Troupe
Brother Ronald E. Jones
Sister Melissa Ward-Dunbar
Be a Citizen or Legal Resident of the United States.
Be a Florida resident for at least four years prior to making application.
Be accepted for full-time enrollment in a degree program at any institution of higher education. (“Full-time” is as defined by the educational institution you plan to attend.)
Be a member (or parents are a member) of a church affiliated with the Southwestern Florida Jurisdiction Church of God In Christ.
Exhibit high moral character, dedication to family, church, and community.
Exhibit consistent academic achievements.
Submit two current letters of reference (cannot be from relatives.) One letter must be from your pastor. If your pastor is related to you, please submit a letter of reference from another pastoral staff person at the church. It is required for the letters to be signed. If both reference letters are not signed, your application will NOT be considered for a scholarship. Letters are to be submitted online with your application. Hard copies should NOT be mailed to our office.
Submit a copy of your most recent transcript available. An unofficial copy will be accepted. Your transcript should be submitted online with your application.
Submit application by the close of business on February 15 of each year to the SWFLJ Glow Investment Fund (SWFLJ-GIF) Scholarship Program Committee. NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE. Close of business is 5 p.m. Monday – Thursday and 12 p.m. on Friday. Note: If February 15 falls on the weekend, the Monday following February 15 will be the deadline. The deadline will be listed below in the application section.
Be awarded on an annual basis. Scholarships are NOT automatically renewed.
Be awarded to one or more eligible recipients at the discretion of the committee and in amounts determined solely by the committee based on demonstrated need and academic achievements. The committee reserves the right to make no scholarships in any one year.
Be awarded to recipients who are enrolled in a full-time degree program.
Be awarded based on a scholarship award ranging between $500 minimum and $2,500 maximum.
Be issued to the schools at the beginning of the term or semester for which they are made, only after written certification of enrollment has been provided to the Committee. This certification should be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. One-half of the funds will be available for the fall and the remaining half for the spring.
Do not upload files directly from a cloud-based storage as this could result in the committee not being able to view your attachments.
All inquiries relating to this scholarship should be sent via email to email@example.com.
When your application is complete and you press the submit button, you will be taken to an acknowledgment page that says, “Thank you for applying…” You will also receive an email confirmation that your application was received. Please print the email for your records and retain as verification of your application submission. If you DO NOT see this acknowledgment page or you DO NOT receive an email confirmation, the Committee probably DID NOT receive your application. Please follow up with our office immediately.
The scholarship application will open online on April 1 and will end at the close of business on May 15 of each year. Close of business is 5 p.m. Monday – Thursday and 12 p.m. on Friday. Note: If May 15 falls on the weekend, the Monday following May 15 will be the deadline. The deadline will be listed below with the link to the application each year.
** SWFLJ Glow Investment Fund (SWFLJ-GIF) Scholarship Program Committee strongly encourages you to complete your application by March 25 (5 days before the deadline.) This gives the Committee time to review your application and notify you if there are corrections needed. Students have applications rejected every year because of minor errors. These errors could have been corrected if time had been allowed.
Notifications regarding scholarship awards will be made on or before June 30 of each year.
If you have read and understand the requirements and guidelines above and agree you meet the criteria for SWFLJ Glow Investment Fund (SWFLJ-GIF) Scholarship Program, then you are eligible to apply. Note: You will be required to check that you have read and understand these requirements and guidelines.
The 2024 – 2025 application will be open on April 1, 2024. The deadline to submit an application will be Wednesday, May 15, 2024 at 5 p.m. NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE.
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