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Walking In Authority International Ministry Scholarship

1 winner$550
Application Deadline
Nov 8, 2024
Winners Announced
Dec 8, 2024
Education Level
High School, Undergraduate
Recent scholarship winners
Eligibility Requirements
Education Level:
High school senior or undergraduate
2.5 or higher

Winston Churchill once said that, “we make a living by what we get: we make a life by what we give.”

One of the keys to having a fulfilling life is to give back to others. Small deeds add up over time and help transform people as well as their communities. Kindness and generosity go a long way in making a difference. The Walking in Authority International Ministry Scholarship will support a student working to impact their community.

High school seniors or undergraduate students are eligible to apply if they have volunteer or community service experience and have a GPA of 2.5 or higher. To apply, write about what inspires you to be involved in your community and how you’ve worked to bring about change.

Selection Criteria:
Ambition, Need, Boldest Profile
Published December 8, 2023
Essay Topic

What inspires you to get involved in your community? How have you worked to influence change in your community?

400–600 words

Winning Application

emaria banks
Albany State UniversityLoganville, GA
Seph Adams
Columbia University in the City of New YorkWoodstock, GA
Change needs to happen, and I am not about to sit around and wait for someone to do it. This winter break, I found my future vision that I want to give back to the world. The difference one can make in the lives of so many through their actions gives me the drive and energy to help others in the best way I can in my community. However, what is community? Is it the people of the same color or sexual orientation or who come from the same neighborhood as us? No. To me, the community is people who inhabit this world, living and growing with each other. My first inspiration came from my parents, who made a difference in my life by teaching me that my life is not defined by my skin color but by my heart color. If I have a dream, I ought to run with it and let no man, woman, or person stop it from becoming a reality. My next inspiration came from a woman who saw greatness in me when I did not know where to go next. She brought me up as if I were her own son and reminded me of the power behind the characteristics of love and service to others. However, the most inspiration I get for helping my community comes from the authors I read. People like John C. Maxwell and Alice Walker help me along my day when I am down and wake me from depression, reminding me that I have a mission to uphold. I cannot allow myself to drown in self-hate or doubt. These servitude inspirations remind me of who I am as a person and what I can do for the people around me. As mentioned, this winter break, I found my purpose and future vision that I want to give to the world that would benefit all of us. I thought it was crazy at first, but I came to realize that every world-changing idea sounds crazy at first. ECOSB is the cornerstone of it all, as the acronym means Expand, Construct, Open, Start, and Break. It ultimately shows people the power of fighting for others instead of themselves. To display this vision, I call my local television stations, radio stations, and other media broadcast to aid me in vocalizing this dream for others to hear. Also, I made a GoFundME page named: What Can We Do With $100,000, sponsoring the vision I set that can benefit everyone. However, I don’t stop there. I share the message with my friends and family and request them to do the same because this dream is not my effort but our effort. I wish I could say that is all, but it is not. I started a club on campus based on student wellness when I saw my university did not place that aspect of human life first. I spread the word on campus and inspired others to share their feelings and stories to evoke campus change. Nevertheless, this is only the beginning, as I have much work ahead. But you know what? I AM READY. I have a team that helps me every day to make sure the word gets heard, but most of all, I have a passion and belief to help my community, the world we live in, that keeps me going every day.


When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Nov 8, 2024. Winners will be announced on Dec 8, 2024.