Every year The Prayer Institute awards scholarships to graduating high school seniors headed to college. We welcome qualifying students to apply for scholarship funds to assist with their educational expenses.

At The Prayer Institute, we understand that education offers tools to enhance the opportunity for an excellent professional career and a learning experience that will lay the foundation for a successful life. Click the Important Scholarship Information tab below to learn about submission criteria. 

 

Scholarship Application

    Check only ONE of the following:




    Parental Information

    Address (if different from above)




    Educational Information

    **Dr. Evelyn E. Thornton S.T.E.M. Scholarship Applicant** List your area of study:

    Please upload a maximum 500-word essay describing your career goals and objectives and how prayer and being a Christian will enhance your future. Please address all points your essay.
    This essay should also share how you will use principles that you have learned at your church in your career.
    This essay should be typed and double-spaced. It should also be grammatically correct and error-free.


    Financial Information

    Are you a dependent of your Parents?

    Have you tried applying for scholarships with other organizations previously?

    Have you tried applying for financial aid?

    I CERTIFY THAT ALL STATEMENTS OR INFORMATION I HAVE PROVIDED ABOVE ARE TRUE AND CORRECT TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE. ANY DELIBERATE MISREPRESENTATION FOUND IN THIS APPLICATION MAY BE CAUSE FOR THE APPROVAL OF THIS APPLICATION AND MAY PROHIBIT ME FROM APPLYING AGAIN IN THE FUTURE. **ADDITIONAL INFORMATION MAY BE REQUIRED**

    By typing my name below, I understand and agree that this form of electronic signature has the same legal force and affect as a manual signature.

    Researching Other Scholarships

    In addition to the information and application contained in this package, The Prayer Institute would like to offer the following steps for researching and obtaining scholarships, in general. There are vast opportunities for scholarships; therefore, we encourage you to take advantage of the many ways that you can be blessed through financial assistance for your education.

    1. See your high school counselor for information about scholarships that may be offered to your graduating class. Many organizations seek student recommendations for scholarships through the school counselor.
    2. Check your public and school libraries for publications containing scholarship information.
    3. Approach prospective donors directly for information on scholarships they offer. Major corporations, fraternal organizations, community civic organizations, and other groups often provide assistance to graduating students, employees, members, and their children.
    4. Compose and keep available a short resumé reflecting your personal, educational, and career goals, which you can send to prospective donors. Include with your resumé your high school transcript, letters of recommendation, and additional information about your academic achievements, leadership potential, and extracurricular activities.
    5. Write to the university, addressing the specific department of your intended major, for the criteria of scholarships for that field. Universities and colleges can refer you to organizations that offer scholarships for prospective students of certain majors.
    6. Check the Outreach Youth Ministry Blog at Windsor Village United Methodist Church to stay connected with other scholarship opportunities.