National Baptist Deacons' Convention 
 of America, Inc. & Its Auxiliaries

Founded 1934

Priscilla Ross Memorial Scholarship 

is given by the Women's Auxiliary 


  1. A high school student graduate attending or accepted by a college or may be a graduate student not exceeding 35 years of age.


  2. An active member of a church who has the endorsement of his/her Pastor, a Deacon or Deaconess of his/her church and the State President.


3. The applicant will be considered by NEED, which will be determined by confidential data submitted on the application.


4. Any applicant who is deemed or found guilty of immoral character or unchristian department, known to the Committee, his/her Pastor, Deacon or Deaconess, will be disqualified as a scholarship recipient. To ensure this monitoring of the recipient, the Scholarship Committee recommends that the scholarship is given in two installments: September & January.


5. Applicants from a different state will be considered each year (unless in cases of extreme hardship), to touch all areas of our convention.


6. The amount of the scholarship will be $500.00 per student (subject to change). Two students are selected by the Scholarship Committee.


7.  All sections of the application must be typed, including references. Failure to comply with guidelines will result in the application being disqualified. 


*APPROVED BY THE EXECUTIVE BOARD, MARCH 24, 1984. AT TIMOTHY BAPTIST CHURCH OF BALTIMORE, MARYLAND. 

 

​Spelling Bee

Izetta King Memorial Award


This award should be given to any Youth Officer or Advisor:


  1. For outstanding Christian character.

  2. For service and devotion to the Youth Department of the National Baptist Deacon's of Convention America, Inc. for five  years of more (choir, committees, usher, contestant, workshop leader, praise and worship team, etc.)

 

Oratorical Contest

ALL scholarship applications (Priscilla Ross/Merit) and corresponding documents:  

Mary C. Lomax
Mail:  328 Mimosa Avenue, Dover, DE 19904
Email: coconutt1968@comcast.net

Open to all ages 


Arts and Crafts Competition information should be sent to:


Marsha Nelson
mnelson@optimum.net


Deadline: July 5th

-Each contestant must be a member of the youth group he or she represents.

-Only one contestant from each state.

-Age Requirement: 12–15






Oratorical Contestant information and speech:

Patricia A. Nickerson Williams
Email:  patnickc@yahoo.com



Dorelle Smith
19 Broad Street, Morton, PA  19070
Email: dordie813@comcast.net


 

Deadline: July 5th

- Age requirement: 11-14


- Grade Requirements: must not have passed the eighth grade on or before the day of the contest.


- Must not participate in the Oratorical Contest or the Spelling Bee in the Same year. 


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Spelling Bee application should be sent to:


Mary C. Lomax
Mail:  328 Mimosa Avenue, Dover, DE 19904
Email: coconutt1968@comcast.net







Deadline: July 5th

Arts and Crafts Contest

​Scholarships & Awards

Christian Service Award


This award should be given to any Young Adult officer, member or advisor:


  1. Given faithful service to the Youth Department for more than five years (executive board, planning meetings, choir, ushers, contests, committees, praise and worship team, etc.)


  2. Supported various programs and activities of the Parent Body and Women's Auxiliary (Morning prayer, Symposium, 12pm service, committees, etc.)

 

2016 Priscilla Ross Memorial Scholarship

recipient Kahlil