Scholarship Application

This scholarship may be used for any legitimate higher education college expenses, including tuition, fees and books. It may be awarded to returning students. Students may be full-time or part-time students.

Awards from this fund may also be made for continuing education endeavors, such as post graduate studies. Scholarship awards will be paid directly to students upon successful completion of classes and submission of transcript. Maximum scholarship award is $1,000 per person per year if funds are available. (ie if only $1000.00 is available in the account and there are two qualifying applicants, each of the applicants will receive $500.00)

Eligibility Requirements:

  1. The applicant must be a member, or a regular attendee, or a child or grandchild of either of these (including seasonal guests) of Hope on the Beach Church, or any professional Lutheran Church worker.
  2. There will be no age restrictions for these college or graduate studies
  3. The applicant must have applied to his/her school of choice and must provide proof of acceptance before an award is confirmed.

Scholarship Criteria:

  • A completed application form (below)
  • Two letters of recommendation (please attach before submitting)
    • Recommendation from a high school teacher or college professor
    • Recommendation from an employer or Hope member.
  • A personal statement introducing yourself to the Scholarship Committee AND an essay of no more than three typewritten pages titled, "How My Faith Influenced My Decision to Pursue My Chosen Career Studies.”
    • It should reflect your goals, motivations and reasons why you should be awarded a scholarship.
    • please attach and submit with application
  • Official transcript
    • Please send to:

      Hope on the Beach Church

      Attn: Hope Scholarship Committee

      3834 US Hwy 98 W

      Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

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  • The applicant has the required relationship with Hope on the Beach Church.
  • A new application package is required each time an applicant applies for an
  • If a successful applicant wishes consideration for a subsequent year, he/she must Submit updated Transcripts and Essay
  • If a previously unsuccessful candidate wishes reconsideration, he/she must meet the application criteria and include a statement of interim progress, and updated transcript

Please complete this form and submit:

  • Two letters of recommendation and a personal essay
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    Completed applications will be sent to the Scholarship Committee upon completion. For the Fall Semester please complete by June 1st and for the Spring Semester by November 1st. All applications will be time and date stamped upon receipt.

    The Scholarship Committee will meet to review applications and conduct necessary student interviews, to make their decision(s).

    Completed applications will be sent to the Scholarship committee upon completion. For the Fall semester please complete by June 1st and for the Spring semester by November 1st. All applications will be time and date stamped upon receipt.

    The recipient(s) of the scholarship(s) shall be informed by July 1st for the Fall semester and by December 1st for the Spring semester, and plans will be made to acknowledge the scholarship awards during a worship service. The recipient or recipients will receive the scholarship funds at the end of the semester after all the scholarship agreement conditions on last page of this document are met.

    It is the responsibility of the recipient to inform the church of which institution he/she plans to attend, when he/she is registered and is in attendance.

    If applicant is a high school senior, notification of the pending award will be sent to the high school and the student will be informed that this has been done; otherwise if in college or graduate studies, notification of the award will be sent to the student. In either case, funding of the award is only provided after successful completion, i.e., submission of passing grades.

    Final Instructions for Applicant:

    Submit / deliver all required materials by June 1st for the Fall semester and November 1st for the Spring semester to Scholarship Committee Hope on the Beach Church. You may email or if you have any additional questions.