Second-Ponce College Scholarships

Scholarship Overview

  • Anyone may apply for a Second-Ponce scholarship; however, preference is given to SPdL members and families.
  • The total amount of scholarship money available for distribution each year varies. Not all applicants will receive awards.
  • Scholarship awards are based on:
    • the available funds
    • the committee’s perception of the financial need and worthiness of the applicant
  • Do not postpone completing other scholarship and/or financial aid applications while awaiting the decision of the Scholarship Committee
  • A copy of your most recent transcript must be submitted with your application
  • Completed applications and transcripts are due in the church office on Monday, June 4
  • All applicants will be informed of the Scholarship Committee’s decision by mid-July or as soon thereafter as possible

How to Apply

Step 1: BE PREPARED

Before you fill out the application, please read it through entirely and gather any supporting information you may need in order to complete the different sections. Do not leave any blanks.

Step 2: WRITE THE ESSAYS

Be sure to give the essays in Section 6 careful thought and attention, as these are your best opportunities to help the committee members get to know you as an individual.

Step 3: ASK FOR A LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION

We have included an optional Section 7 – Letter of Recommendation. Consider carefully asking a non-family member to write a letter to tell the Scholarship Committee what they know of your character and why you should receive a scholarship.

Step 4: INCLUDE YOUR TRANSCRIPT

In order for your application to be complete, you must include a copy of your most recent academic transcript.

Step 5: SEND IT IN

Send your completed application and transcript to:

Second-Ponce de Leon Baptist Church
Attention: Jeff Miller
2715 Peachtree Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30305

Application deadline: Monday, June 4, 2018.

Other Important Information

If you are awarded a scholarship, you will be notified in writing and will be required to provide:

  • an official college transcript showing enrollment for the 2018-2019 academic year
  • an invoice from the educational institution showing tuition and fees owed by you, the student

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) considers scholarships to be tax-free only when they are used for tuition and fees required for enrollment or attendance at an educational institution, or for books, supplies and equipment required for courses of instruction. In order to give you the full benefit of the award, scholarship monies will be paid only to your financial account at the educational institution at which you are enrolled.

Ready to Apply?

Click the link to download a printable scholarship application.

Questions? Contact Jeff Miller at jmiller@spdl.org or 404.266.8111.