Application Submission Process

Two categories of scholarships will be awarded annually to be selected by the J. Sherman Pelt Scholarship Committee. Applicants will be eligible for only one award per year and must submit an application either as a Seminary Student (Category I) or LBC Atlanta Member (Category II).

Award Winners Award Winners

The J. Sherman Pelt Scholarship winners will be notified in writing and the names will be posted on the Pelt Foundation website. Photos may be requested and posted on the website as well. The funds will be distributed in two equal payments with the first payment in August and the second payment in January. To be eligible for the second half of the scholarship funds transcripts and evidence of continued enrollment must be submitted.

Seminary Students (Category I)

  • Two or more scholarships will be awarded to Baptist (by denomination, polity & tradition) seminary students pursuing a Masters of Divinity or a Doctorate degree in a field related to ministry.  One scholarship will be reserved for a qualified Interdenominational Theological Center/Morehouse School of Religion (ITC/MSR) student.
  • The minimum amount of each award will be $500.00.
  • Academic merit (GPA 3.0 or higher), a record of servant-leadership and evidence of a commitment to Christian Education and Urban Ministry are the primary criteria for selection.
  • Prior awardees are eligible to apply and may receive scholarships for a maximum of two (2) years.

LBC Members (Category II)

  • One or more scholarships will be awarded to active members of the Liberty Baptist Church-Atlanta who are pursuing Associate, Bachelor, Masters or Doctorate degrees.
  • The minimum amount of each award will be $300.00.
  • Be a participant in one or more church ministries (If you are currently attending college in another city you must have been active in one or more church ministries prior to your relocation)
  • Prior awardees are eligible to apply and may receive scholarships for a maximum of four (4) years.

New Applicant - Requirements

Two categories of scholarships will be awarded annually to be selected by the J. Sherman Pelt Scholarship Committee. Seminary (Category I) awardees are eligible to apply and may receive scholarships for a maximum of two (2) years. LBC-Atlanta (Category II) awardees are eligible to apply and may receive scholarships for a maximum of four (4) years. The minimum award amounts are $300 Category I and $500 Category II. Applicants will be eligible for only one award per year and must submit an application either as a Seminary Student (Category I) or LBC Atlanta Member (Category II).

INSTRUCTION Category I Category II
Requirements Seminary Students LBC Members
Completed application form X X
Acceptance letter for 1st Year Students from accredited seminary
(MASTERS AND DOCTORAL DEGREE STUDENTS)
X  
Acceptance letter for 1st Year Students from accredited post-secondary institution
(GRADUATING HIGH SCHOOL AND POST-SECONDARY STUDENTS)
  X
Complete essays addressing the questions outlined on the application form X X
Reference letters as outlined on the application form X X
Most recent transcript with cumulative grade point averages
(unofficial transcripts accepted)
X X

Renewal Applicant - Requirements

Complete the Renewal Application if you are a prior receipient of the J. Sherman Pelt Scholarship and there is no change in your academic institution. The same selection criteria used for first time applicants remain applicable for the renewal process. Prior seminary (Category I) awardees are eligible to apply and may receive scholarships for a maximum of two (2) years. Prior LBC-Atlanta (Category II) awardees are eligible to apply and may receive scholarships for a maximum of four (4) years. The minimum award amounts are $300 Category I and $500 Category II. Applicants will be eligible for only one award per year and must submit an application either as a Seminary Student (Category I) or LBC Atlanta Member (Category II).

 

INSTRUCTION Category I Category II
Requirements Seminary Students LBC Members
Completed renewal application form X X
Essay addressing the question outlined on the renewal application. X X
Most recent transcript with cumulative grade point averages (unofficial transcripts) X X
Evidence of continued enrollment (class schedule) X X

The purpose of the J. Sherman Pelt Scholarship is to aid in the creation of a brighter future for students, ongoing support of educational advancement and empowerment of the faith community.

Closed Application Process

Pelt Foundation Application Process

Thank you for your interest in the J. Sherman Pelt Scholarship. Applications will be accepted during the period April 1 - May 31. Our mission is to provide academic scholarships; we look forward to processing your application during the acceptance period. If you need additional information, you may contact us online or call us at (404) 600-1092.  Click here to download an "Informational Copy of the Application".

Application Timeline

Date Activity
April 1st - May 31st Acceptance Period
May 31st Submission Deadline
June 30th Notification of Status
July 31st Winners Announced
Aug. & Jan. Distribution of Funds

Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered.  
Award winners will be notified in writing.