Reid Temple Scholarships

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Reid Temple is proud to highlight the importance of education and scholastic achievement with the provision of financial support to help students as they pursue higher education. As a church scholarship, Reid Temple looks at the whole student, balancing an individual’s academic achievement with their service to the church and the community and clarity of vision for their futures.

The application process for the 2022 scholarship season has concluded. We look forward to celebrating our scholars on Sunday, August 7, 2022, at the 9:30 a.m. worship service.


Annually, Reid Temple AME Church honors the academic endeavors of its members, awarding scholarships to college-bound freshmen and students who are returning to college to complete their undergraduate studies after an unanticipated break. 

Scholarship Programs

Lee P. Washington Scholarship for High School Seniors

This merit-based scholarship is awarded to students who recently graduated from high school. This scholastic award is for students with a grade point average of 2.25 and higher. Students are evaluated on their academic achievements, as well as their commitment to the church and the community.

Eligibility Requirements
Applicants must be:
  1. An established member of Reid Temple AME Church for (2) or more years (proof of parent’s/custodial guardian’s membership status is also acceptable).
  2. Enrolled and/or accepted for enrollment in an institution of higher learning on a full- time basis.
  3. Able to verify a cumulative GPA of 2.25 or higher.

Lee P. Washington Book Scholarship

For Reid Temple members who have, due to unforeseen circumstances, taken a break in their undergraduate studies and are returning to school to continue their path towards a bachelor's degree.

Eligibility Requirements
Applicants must be:
  1. An established member of Reid Temple AME Church for (2) or more years.
  2. Enrolled in an institution of higher learning.

Continuing Scholars

This scholarship is only open to students who were awarded the LPW Scholastic Scholarship as a graduating high school senior the previous year. The winner of this award will receive a scholarship for his or her remaining three years of matriculation.

Eligibility Requirements
Applicants must be:
  1. An immediate past recipient of the Lee P. Washington Scholastic Scholarship for High School Seniors.
  2. Enrolled in an institution of higher learning on a full- time basis for the upcoming semester.

How to Apply

  1. Review the eligibility requirements for each scholarship.
  2. Complete the online application in full. Submit the following materials:
    • Photo (graduation or professional)
    • Official transcript Letter of college acceptance and/or proof of enrollment
    • Proof of membership (member envelope number or other proof)
    • Essay
    • Letters of recommendation Standardized test scores (for LPW Scholastic Scholarship for Graduating High School Seniors)

Important Dates

August 6, 2022
Scholarship Program Rehearsal, 12PM

August 7, 2022
Scholarship Sunday/Awards

2022 Scholarship Committee

  • Caroline Armstrong
  • Brenda August
  • Renee Derrick
  • Karen Epps
  • Katherine Fisher, Emeritus Chair
  • Dorcas Hart
  • Leila Jackson
  • Jeremy McNeil
  • Tannikka Richardson, 2022 Chair
  • Joseph Smith, Committee Advisor
  • Betty Turner
  • Satina Williams
Contact Us

If you’re applying for a scholarship and don’t find the answer to your question in the information above, you can reach us at: info@reidtemple.org.