First Congregational Church of Long Beach offers an annual scholarship program designed to provide financial assistance to today’s student. Funding for this scholarship program comes from three sources:
- The Kenneth Caskey Memorial Scholarship Fund
- The Harriett S. and Nancy A. Merritt Memorial Scholarship Fund
- The Jerry Cannon Memorial Scholarship Fund
Awards are offered every spring to college, university, technical and trade students at any educational level. Preference is given to applicants who are members of First Congregational Church of Long Beach. Additional qualities considered include: goals; grades; church, college and community service; financial need; and proximity to achieving degree objectives. Students are expected to enroll in at least nine units per term at the undergraduate level and six units per term at the graduate or postgraduate level. Enrollment at the institution named in the application is expected by the subsequent academic term (excluding summer). Scholarship funds will be awarded in nonnegotiable amounts, and applicants may apply for funding more than once. Scholarships will be administered according to the discretion of the Scholarship Committee of the Board of Stewardship and Finance of First Congregational Church of Long Beach, which includes representatives from the Board of Christian Education.
The deadline for submitting applications is May 31, 2021.