Superintendent Willie E. Sheard Memorial Scholarship

Chair: Sister Maria Holmes



Funding and Application Process

Application Deadline - Annually August 30th



The SUPERINTENDENT WILLIE E. SHEARD MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP was created to assist members of 1st Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction Michigan Southwest/ W.E. Sheard Memorial District - Church of God in Christ in post-secondary education.  District Chairman, Elder Willie Foster was inspired to develop the program to honor our beloved Superintendent upon his demise.  


 The objective of the program is as follows:

  • To honor the memory of our beloved Superintendent.
  • To encourage members of the District  to seek the Lord in their educational endeavors.
  • To enable member students to work toward their post secondary education by providing financial assistance.
  • To acknowledge the efforts of the students through a presentation to the congregation.
  • To motivate other young people to seek a higher education by the example that the awardees exhibit.
  • To provide a constant reminder of the love for our Superintendent that led to the establishing of this scholarship.

Special offerings are solicited and accepted from members or friends that would like to contribute to the scholarship program.  Checks can be sent to:  WE Sheard Memorial District - Superintendent Willie E. Sheard Memorial Scholarship Fund c/o Grace Fellowship COGIC  1301 South Harris Rd. Ypsilanti, MI  48198.

Application:  Click here for an application.  Deadline -- August 30th

Criteria:  Click here for information

Flier to share with your congregation: Click here for flier

College Prep Check List for middle-school through adult education - click here. (provided by the US Department of Education)


Committee Members:

Sister Maria Holmes, Chair

Sister Kim Avery, Vice Chair

Sister Theressa Beasley, Treasurer

Missionary Geraldine Noble, Family Representative


  April 2021  
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