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Mary Charles Maxwell Scholarship

First Baptist Church of New Bern, NC, is pleased to offer the Mary Charles Maxwell Scholarship to a graduating high school senior who is an active member of First Baptist Church of New Bern.  Listed below are the criteria for applying for this scholarship:


  • The candidate must be eligible for and in the normal course of time and events ultimately be graduated from a high school and be accepted as a full-time student at a four (4) year or a two (2) year accredited college or university for the school year following the awarding of the scholarship.


  • The candidate must be a student who has distinguished him/herself personally, academically, and otherwise, who reasonably has a need for financial assistance in order to attain a college level education at such college or university.


  • The recipient, after selection, must maintain an acceptable level of scholastic achievement and of personal conduct and demeanor so as to be a credit to this program.  In the event of serious malfeasance or conduct involving moral turpitude, the scholarship may be terminated at any time at the discretion of the committee, whose decision shall be final and binding.


  • The scholarship will be awarded for two years.  It is the recipient’s responsibility to send a final transcript from the freshman year to the Maxwell Scholarship Committee of First Baptist Church in order to qualify for the second year.  Please send this transcript by the third week of May 2016 (after freshman year).


  • In accepting the scholarship, the recipient will affirm that the total amount of scholarships/grants that he/she has received from all sources will not exceed the Cost of Education at the college or university that he/she will attend.  The Cost of Education is determined to be the total of tuition and fees, textbooks, and room and board charged by the college or university.  Personal spending money and other lifestyle choices are to be cared for by the candidate.  In the event that the total amount of scholarships/grants exceeds the Cost of Education, the recipient will be required to renounce a sufficient number of those additional funds to bring the total that includes the scholarship to an amount equal to or less than the Cost of Education.


  • The Scholarship Committee will communicate with the financial aid office of the school in which the candidate has been accepted.


  • The Scholarship Committee may call the candidate for an interview.


Application deadline is March 25, 2015.  Please submit the completed application to:


First Baptist Church

C/O Maxwell Scholarship Committee Chairman

P.O. Box 1463

New Bern, NC 28563



    Please contact the church office for assistance or if you require more information.


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