Requirements

New Home Ministries (NHM) is pleased to announce and offer the Robert C. Blakes, Sr. Scholarship to high school graduating seniors who meet the required criteria. Scholarship funds are granted for a maximum of four (4) years, unless the student graduates prior to reaching the four year maximum time frame. Once a student receives their first R.C. Blakes, Sr. scholarship, they will be classified as a R.C. Blakes, Sr. Continuing Scholarship Student.

Continuing students must meet the scholarship requirements each year to be re-certified for the renewal of scholarship funds. Both the 2017 high school graduating seniors and continuing students must meet the scholarship requirements as indicated on the information sheets and submit the appropriate required documents (listed under each category). Only 2017 high school graduates are eligible/required to complete the high school graduate scholarship application. Students who have graduated prior to 2015 cannot be considered for scholarship funds (other than eligible continuing students.).

Applicants must complete and submit the R.C. Blakes, Sr. Scholarship Application and must:

  1. Must be a US citizen residing in the parishes located in the Greater New Orleans area, which includes the parishes of Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Tammany, and Tangipahoa, or be a member of the New Home Ministries Family of Churches located in Baton Rouge, LA, Hammond, LA, and Houston, TX.
  2. Have an OFFICIAL high school transcript mailed to R.C. Blakes, Sr. Scholarship Committee and postmarked by the deadline.  Transcripts may not be hand-carried or delivered by students, parents or anyone else.
  3. Submit a copy of an acceptance letter from an accredited college, university or vocational technical school you will be attending.
  4. Submit a copy of ACT or SAT score report.
  5. Submit the High School Teacher Recommendation Form: This form must be completed by either your 11th grade or 12th grade teacher who taught you.  The recommendation form may not be completed by a school administrator unless the administrator is also a teacher.  If this is the case, then it must be noted on the form.  Also, the form  cannot be completed by a family member.
  6. You must submit verification of 30 volunteer hours for two years for example, feeding homeless, volunteers of America, second harvest etc.)
  7. Attach a small picture on your scholarship application.
  8. Submit all required information by May 5, 2018.
  9. Write a short essay telling the scholarship committee about you as an individual. What do you like to do? Where/How do you spend your free time? What college would you like to go and why? How your pursued degree will contribute to your role  as a Christian leader? The purpose of the essay is help us to know you better beyond your scholastic achievements that are shown in your transcript and test scores. The essay should not exceed 500 words.

Minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) Requirement

2.50 – 3.49———————$2,500.00
3.50 – 4.00———————$5,000.00

*All scholarships are awarded for the fall of each year for a maximum of four (4) years (unless student graduates earlier). You will continue to receive funds as long as continuing student requirements are met.  Please see continuing student scholarship information sheet.  Submit all information electronically.

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