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GENERAL

BRENTWOOD COMMUNITY FOUNDATION ACADEMIC
SCHOLARSHIP

The Brentwood Community Foundation Academic Scholarship for $4,000
will be awarded over a fouryear period to a 2024 high school graduate to
attend an accredited fouryear college or university. A minimum 3.0 GPA
must be maintained to receive the annual award. This award cannot be
combined with any other scholarship award from Brentwood Community
Foundation.

Requirements: 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.

MEMBERS ONLY

BRENTWOOD COMMUNITY FOUNDATION BRENTWOOD
BAPTIST CHURCH SCHOLARSHIP

The Brentwood Baptist Church Scholarship is a $1,000 onetime award
given to a 2024 high school graduate.

Requirements: A member of
Brentwood Baptist Church for at least one year prior to the time of
application. A 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale.

LEADERSHIP

BRENTWOOD COMMUNITY FOUNDATION TERRENCE AND
TERRI GEE EMERGING LEADERS SCHOLARSHIP

Five $3,000 Emerging Leaders Scholarships will be awarded to three
students currently enrolled in a four year accredited college or university,
or a 2024 high school graduate, to pursue a degree in the field of their
choice.

Requirements:

3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale and participation in extracurricular and community service activities. Students must currently hold
or recently have held a leadership position in two or more extracurricular
activities in school, church, or the community; minimum 500 word essay
titled “Being a Leader, Not Just a Follower”. These awards were created
and funded by personal contributions from Terrence and Terri Gee.

RECENT GRADUATE

 JOHNNY L. WALKER, JR. AND GERALDINE WALKER EXCELLENCE AWARD

One $3,000 ($1,500 per semester) will be awarded to 2024 high school
graduate to pursue higher education at an accredited four-year college or
university in a major of his/her choice. The student must maintain a 3.0
GPA to receive the award for the second semester.

Requirements: 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Minimum 500 word essay on the topic “Changes in My Life.” The essay should include the applicant’s description of an event in his/her life that significantly altered his/her direction and achievement
goals for life. The essay should be a reflection of the applicant’s narrative
and descriptive writing abilities. This scholarship is funded by Johnny L.
Walker Jr. and Geraldine Walker, with a matching contribution from Chevron U.S.A.

 

RECENT GRADUATE

BRENTWOOD COMMUNITY FOUNDATION “IVY LEAGUE FUTURE EDUCATOR” SCHOLARSHIP

This $1,500 scholarship will be awarded to a 2024 high school graduate
who plans to major in the field of education at an accredited four year
college or university.

Requirements: 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. This award was created by Deacon Ivy Levingston to encourage the best and brightest high school graduates to plan for a career in education, and who
believe in the concept of “growing your own” teachers.

 

 

RECENT GRADUATE

JOHNNY L. WALKER JR. AND GERALDINE WALKER HIGHER EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP AWARD
One $ 2,100 ($ 1,050 each semester) scholarship will be awarded to a 2024 high school graduate to pursue higher education at an accredited four-year college or university in a major of his/her choice. The student must maintain a 3.0 GPA to receive the award for the second semester.
Requirements: 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Minimum 500 word essay on the topic “Changes in My Life.” The essay should include the applicant’s description of an event in his/her life that significantly altered his/her direction and achievement goals for life. The essay should be a
reflection of the applicant’s narrative and descriptive writing abilities. This scholarship is funded by Johnny L. Walker Jr. and Geraldine Walker.

 

 

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RECENT GRADUATE

JOHNNY L.
WALKER, JR. AND GERALDINE WALKER LEADERSHIP AWARD

One $3,000 scholarship ($ 1,500 per semester) will be awarded to a 2024 high school graduate to pursue higher education at an accredited four-year college or university in a major of his/her choice. The student must maintain a 3.0 GPA to receive the award for the second semester.

Requirements:

3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Minimum 500 word essay on the topic “Meeting Myself Four Years Ago.” The essay should be a
response to an opportunity to have lunch with the person that the applicant was four years ago. What has changed about the applicant? What has stayed the same? The essay should compare and contrast personal reflections of the applicant’s life and achievement goals today compared to four years ago. The essay should be a reflection of the applicant’s narrative
and descriptive writing abilities. This scholarship is funded by Johnny L.
Walker Jr. and Geraldine Walker, with a matching contribution from Chevron U.S.A.

 

RECENT GRADUATE

BRENTWOOD COMMUNITY FOUNDATION MELBA
(CARSON) & WARNER ERVIN EDUCATION/AGRICULTURE SCHOLARSHIP

Two $1,500 scholarships will be awarded to two 2024 high school graduates pursuing a degree in Education or Agriculture.

Requirements: Minimum 500-word essay titled “How I Was Affected by COVID-19”; personal statement including educational goals; 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale. The Melba (Carson) & Warner Ervin Education /
Agriculture Scholarship is funded by Melba (Carson) & Warner Ervin.

 

 

GENERAL

BRENTWOOD COMMUNITY FOUNDATION THE JOE AND
BETTYE CONNOR EXCELLENCE SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

The Joe & Bettye Connor Scholarship will be awarded to one $1,500 scholarship to a student to pursue a degree in a field of their choice. Requirements: An essay that clearly outlines the student’s preparation
for college, and their plan for academic success as a college student.

Requirements: There is not a GPA requirement for this award. This
award was created and funded by personal contributions from Joe & Bettye Connor.

 

 

STEM

BRENTWOOD COMMUNITY FOUNDATION F. FRANCES JOHNSON STEM SCHOLARSHIP

Two $2,500 scholarships will be awarded to two 2024 high school graduates or continuing college undergraduate pursuing a bachelor’s degree in science, technology, engineering or mathematics at an accredited four year university.

Requirements: 3.0 GPA for high school graduates, 2.75 GPA for continuing college undergraduates; enrolled as a full-time student. This scholarship was created in memory of Dr. F. Frances Johnson to support the pursuit of STEM education and careers, Funded by William & Jackie Minter.

 

 

HUMANITIES & SOCIAL SCIENCES

BRENTWOOD COMMUNITY FOUNDATION JAMES W.
JOHNSON HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES SCHOLARSHIP

Two $2,500 scholarships will be awarded…pursuing a bachelors degree in
social sciences or humanities at an accredited four year university.
Preference given to qualified applicants attending HBCUs.

Requirements: 3.2 for high school graduates, 3.0 for continuing college undergraduates enrolled as a full time student. The scholarship was created in memory of Dr. James W. Johnson to
support the pursuit of education in the social sciences and humanities.

 

 

PUBLIC SERVICE

BRENTWOOD COMMUNITY FOUNDATION RAYMOND AND
DEBORAH A. MOORE PUBLIC SERVICE SCHOLARSHIP

Two $5,000 Public Service Scholarships will be awarded to two students who are 2024 high school graduates or undergraduates enrolled in Prairie View A&M University to pursue a degree in the field of their choice.

Requirements: 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale. The student will receive $2,500 for the first semester and based on submission of a progress report by the student after the first semester, the remaining $2,500
scholarship balance will be awarded. This award was created and funded by personal contributions from Raymond E. and Deborah A. Moore.

 

 

STEM

BRENTWOOD COMMUNITY FOUNDATION RODNEY AND
MARION WILSON ENGINEERING SCHOLARSHIP

This $1,500 scholarship will be awarded to a student who is currently enrolled in an accredited university which offers an engineering program.

Requirements: 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale. This award was created in 2007 by Rodney and Marion Wilson to encourage students to pursue studies in the field of engineering.

 

 

NURSING

BRENTWOOD COMMUNITY FOUNDATION RODNEY AND
MARION WILSON NURSING SCHOLARSHIP

This $1,500 scholarship will be awarded to a student in the field of nursing. The recipient must be enrolled in an accredited nursing program.

Requirements: 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. This award was created in 2006 by Rodney and Marion Wilson to encourage students to pursue studies in the field of nursing.

 

 

RECENT GRADUATE

BRENTWOOD COMMUNITY FOUNDATION ROZINE JACOB HOPKINS SCHOLARSHIP

Two $1,500 scholarships will be awarded to high school graduates to pursue an associate or technical school degree from an accredited two-year college or technical school. Students should emphasize how they plan to pursue and approach their college studies.

Requirements: 2.5 GPA on a 4.0
scale. The scholarships are funded through the generosity of the Rozine
Jacob Hopkins family.

 

 

NURSING OR PHARMACY

BRENTWOOD COMMUNITY FOUNDATION C.K., JR. & MYRTLE MORROW NURSING/PHARMACY SCHOLARSHIP

This $3,000 scholarship will be awarded to a 2024 high school graduate or undergraduate pursuing a degree in the field of nursing or pharmacy. The recipient must be enrolled in an accredited nursing/pharmacy
program.

Requirements: 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale. This award was created and funded in 2024 by Myrtle and the late C.K., Jr. Morrow.

 

 

DIETETICS OR NUTRITION

BRENTWOOD COMMUNITY FOUNDATION WALL FAMILY NUTRITIONAL SCIENCES SCHOLARSHIP

Two $2,000 scholarship will be awarded to a 2024 high school graduate or undergraduate pursuing a degree in the field of dietetic or nutritional sciences. The recipient must be enrolled in an accredited program.

Requirements: 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale. This award was created and funded in 2024 by The Wall Family (Glenda Wall) to encourage students to pursue studies in the field of nutritional sciences.

 

 

DISABILITIES

BRENTWOOD COMMUNITY FOUNDATION RAYMOND AND
DEBORAH A. MOORE SCHOLARSHIP FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

One $5,000 scholarship will be awarded to a student with a disability who is a 2024 high school graduate or an undergraduate enrolled in Prairie View A&M University to pursue a degree of their choice.

Requirements:

3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale. The student will receive $2,500 for the first semester and based on submission of a progress
report by the student after the first semester, the remaining $2,500 scholarship balance will be awarded. This award was created and funded by personal contributions from Raymond E. and Deborah A. Moore.

 

 

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RECENT GRADUATE

BRENTWOOD COMMUNITY FOUNDATION THE REUBEN WHEATLEY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

The Reuben Wheatley Memorial Scholarship will fund three awards of $2,500 each, to three 2024 high school graduates to pursue a degree in the field of their choice at an accredited four-year college or university. 

Requirements: The recipients must be enrolled full-time with a minimum of 12 credit hours. The family of Reuben Wheatley funds these two memorial scholarships in honor of their patriarch whose priorities, instilled by his parents, remained intact throughout his life: God, family, friends, and fun. Reuben, a financial supporter of the Brentwood Community Foundation Scholarship Program for over twenty years, truly believed in funding the “Village” legacy.

 

 

STEM

 BRENTWOOD COMMUNITY FOUNDATION LIONEL THOMPSON MEMORIAL ENGINEERING SCHOLARSHIP

One $1,250 scholarship will be awarded to a student who is currently enrolled in an accredited university which offers an engineering program.

Requirements: 2.75 GPA on a 4.0 scale. This scholarship was created to honor the memory of Lionel Thompson, husband of Mary E. Thompson and brother of Marilyn Rowe.

 

 

COMPUTER SCIENCE

BRENTWOOD COMMUNITY FOUNDATION LIONEL THOMPSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FOR COMPUTER SCIENCE

One $1,250 scholarship will be awarded to a student to pursue a degree in an area related to information systems and/or computer science.

Requirements: 2.75 GPA on a 4.0 scale. This scholarship was created to honor the memory of Lionel Thompson, husband of Mary E. Thompson and brother of Marilyn Rowe.

PHARMACY

BRENTWOOD COMMUNITY FOUNDATION DR. RODNEY EARNEST BAILEY PHARMACY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

This $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a student enrolled in an accredited Historically Black College or University (HBCU) pharmacy program.

Requirements: 2.75 GPA on a 4.0 scale. This scholarship is created in loving memory of Dr. Rodney Earnest Bailey who believed in education and supporting historically black colleges and universities.

BUSINESS

BRENTWOOD COMMUNITY FOUNDATION THE MARVIN C. JOUBERT AND JANIE L. JOUBERT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

The Marvin C. Joubert and Janie L. Joubert scholarship is a one-time award of $2,000.00 that will be presented to a 2024 high school graduate or continuing college undergraduate pursuing a degree in Business Administration/Business Management.

Requirements: 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale along with a minimum 400-word essay telling us “Why are you deserving of this scholarship.” This scholarship was created to honor the memory of Brentwood Baptist Church Trustee, Marvin C. Joubert, and his beautiful wife, Janie L. Joubert. It is funded by personal contributions from friends and family of the late Marvin and Janie Joubert.

MUSIC

BRENTWOOD COMMUNITY FOUNDATION TERRALYN WALTERS-SWIFT AND KATRINA WALTERS-SWIFT MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP

Two $2,500 scholarships will be awarded to two students pursuing a degree in the field of music at an accredited university. 

Requirements: 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale. These scholarships were created in loving memory of Aubrey Earl Swift and funded by a personal contribution from Terralynn Walters-Swift, the widow of Aubrey Earl Swift.

 

 

MUSIC

BRENTWOOD COMMUNITY FOUNDATION VIRGIE MAE DAWKINS MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP

One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to two students pursuing a degree in the field of music at an accredited university.

Requirements: 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale. This scholarship was established in 2020 in loving memory of Virgie Mae Dawkins and funded by a personal contribution from Mary Dawkins and Maxine Dawkins, the daughters of Virgie Mae Dawkins.

MUSIC

BRENTWOOD COMMUNITY FOUNDATION ROBERT O. CHAMBERS AND LORRAINE CHAMBERS MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP

One $1000 scholarship will be awarded to a 2024 high school graduate or undergraduate pursuing a degree in the field of music at an accredited university.

Requirements: 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale; minimum 250-word essay on the topic “What inspired me to pursue a degree in the music field.” This scholarship was created in 2024 in loving memory of Robert O. Chambers and his dedication to gospel music. It is funded by personal contributions from friends and family of Lorraine Chambers and the late Robert O. Chambers.

 

 

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