Jerusalem District Scholarships!

The Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Association has always been a major supporter in the education of our young people. We believe that our young people must have the support of the church. We also know that college is expensive, but it’s Scholarships that makes this next journey easier. Whether it is Florida Memorial University, FAMU, Bethune Cookman, or UF, Jerusalem supports you in your endeavors.

The Association gives out Three Scholarships and they are as follows: The Barbara Higgins Scholarship; The Michael McCray Scholarship; and The Jerusalem Association Scholarship. Pastors, Youth Leaders, and Parents we encourage you to share these opportunities with your graduating seniors and have them apply.

“Obtain an education, serve others, and follow the Principles of God…to gain truth”


The Late Barbara "Mama" Higgins

Barbara “Mama” Higgins Memorial Scholarship

Mrs. Higgins is noted for being the first Black woman to work professionally in the Alachua County Courthouse. Historically, this was a proud moment and marked the beginning of the County’s commitment to equal employment opportunity. She was a devoted member and leader at Springhill Missionary Baptist Church for sixty years.  Representing her faith was first and foremost in her heart, and led her into a life of service. She was State Corresponding Secretary, Woman’s Convention Auxiliary, Florida General Baptist Convention, Inc., and the first woman appointed to its Board of Directors; President of the Jerusalem Associations’ Woman’s Home Mission Convention for fourteen years; a member of the National Baptist Convention’s Church Women United. In 1994, the Florida General Baptist Convention’s Woman’s Auxiliary approved the establishment of a Scholarship in her name to be awarded annually to eligible high school seniors by the Jerusalem Associations’ Woman’s Auxiliary. This scholarship application is released during May and Presented at the Annual Woman’s Auxiliary Session. The 2020 Application will be posted here when Available.

Barbara Higgins Scholarship Recipients.

Stephanie McShane 1994; Tracey Sander; Clarey Walker 1997; Lawanda Scott 1998; Jessica Simmons 1999; Tim Mills 2000; Leon Bell 2002; Derrick Wright 2005; Jasmine Green 2008;
Taylor Simmons 2009; ; Kinnidie White 2015; Edgar Smith 2016; Kayla Mandrell 2018; Jenell Morris

Michael McCray ScholarshipHonoring His Legacy.

Michael McCray was a remarkable young man taken too soon, He left an incredible mark during his short time. One that will never be forgotten. He was a man who fostered responsibility and accountability, supported community values and led by example. All characteristics that should be emulated by those who apply and receive the Michael McCray Memorial Scholarship. From an early age Michael was committed to academic success, he was an excellent student who prided himself on receiving honor roll status. Michael graduated from Santa Fe High School, and was accepted into The University of Florida, where he studied Pre-Law. In addition to his academics Michael served as a peer counselor, student volunteer, and tutor. His academic prowess resulted in him graduating with honors from UF, and being accepted into Levin College of Law. Michael’s love for the church and the lord was devout. He had a deep commitment to the lord even at such a young age. Michael Served as the President of Jerusalem Congress Youth Dept. He set a standard for youth officers especially the office of the president that was exemplary. The Jerusalem Congress Awards this Scholarship annually during Youth Hour on the last day of the Congress session. The 2020 Application will be posted here when Available.


Jerusalem Association Book Aid Scholarship

Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Association has always been a major supporter of the education of our Young People. We believe in education our children in and out of church. In today’s collegiate society scholarships are key! from books, to general fees, and housing scholarships come in handy. We encourage you to apply and take advantage of these opportunities. Applicants must be currently active in a District Church that is currently active in the association. Also, the applicant must show proof of enrollment at a higher learning institution. This Scholarship is awarded during the Annual Session of the Association at Education Night. The 2020 Application will be posted here when available.

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