Bethesda Memorial Scholarships
The Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea offers scholarships to seniors at area high schools who will attend college in the fall. A Bethesda Memorial Scholarship is renewable for four years, provided the student earns a 3.0 GPA for a minimum of 12 hours each semester. Scholarships will not exceed $4,000 a year and are intended to close the gap between a college/university’s financial aid package and a family’s financial need.
Each high school in Palm Beach County may nominate one student to the Scholarship Committee who demonstrates both potential for success in undergraduate education and financial need. The Committee recommends a 3.0 GPA, 1110 SAT (on a 1600 scale), or 23 ACT to be the minimum for nomination. A member of Bethesda-by-the-Sea may also nominate a student.
A student must submit two letters of recommendation in order to be considered: one from a counselor/administrator/faculty member of her/his school, and one from a person not affiliated with the school and not related by blood or marriage to the applicant. Letters of recommendation may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to the address below and should support the student's application and explain any extenuating circumstances that would influence the committee's decision in awarding the scholarship.
A student must submit an official high school transcript.
Completed online applications are due by Monday, 3 April, 2017 and must be accompanied by a transcript and, if not previously emailed, two letters of recommendation received by the same date, mailed or delivered to the Scholarship Committee of Bethesda-by-the-Sea, 141 South County Road, Palm Beach, Florida 33480. Incomplete applications will not be considered.