Academic Achievement Scholarships and Awards

Academic Excellence Scholarship

The Community Foundation 2019 scholarship application submission process has closed. Please visit next year in February 2020 for the new application cycle.

We are pleased to offer Academic Excellence Scholarships for undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate students for the 2019-2020 academic school year. The Foundation’s scholarships are not based on financial need but on academic excellence. Scholarships will be awarded to successful candidates who have met all requirements and after final selection by the scholarship committee.  

The list of requirements are mandatory in order to be considered for an award. Please read this information carefully and provide all required documentation. Use the list located to the right to ensure a completed application is submitted.

  • There are no exceptions to the requirements.
  • Only online applications will be accepted.
  • Incomplete applicationspackets will not be reviewed. Any application that does not comply with all procedures and requirements will automatically be declined.
  • Submission of a completed packet does not guarantee a scholarship.
  • The application deadline is May 14, 2020.Any Application materials postmarked after the deadline will not be accepted.  NO EXCEPTIONS!
  • Scholarship checks will be mailed directly to the College/University.
  • It is the responsibility of the applicant to notify the Saint Paul’s Community Foundation of any changes in your College/ University status and the correct College/ University Student ID #.

If you have questions, please contact us via email at or leave a message at (804) 643-6170 ext. 404.

Applications must be submitted online. All additional information may
be forwarded via mail. 

Scholarship Committee

Saint Paul’s Community Foundation

4247 Creighton Road

Richmond, VA 23223-7344

A sealed official transcript showing you have maintained a minimum 3.0 GPA (please request transcript at least one week prior to the application due date)

Applicant must be a member in good standing with St. Paul’s Baptist Church for at least one (1) year. (Verification will be determine by completion of new member training, right hand of fellowship and the use of membership envelopes)

Two (2) LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION. Recommendation letters must be from a school official, community or civic leader, church official or extracurricular activity sponsor and must be on official organization letterhead hand-signed and with the current school year. Recommendation letters cannot be from a relative and must come directly from the writer via mail or their professional email address. All emails should be sent to

A resume or personal statement must be uploaded with the application. Your personal statement must include your career aspirations. This statement must not exceed one page and must be typed.

A 1 1/2 pages double spaced essay response to one (1) of the following topics which must be uploaded with the application:
• 1 Corinthians 12:6 ``God works through different people in different ways, but it is the same God who achieves his purposes through them all.`` In what way can you see yourself passionately serving others and loving it ? or
• Proverbs 1:5 “ A wise man will hear and increase in learning, And a man of understanding will acquire wise counsel”. What does it mean for you to further your education?