2020 Scholarship Application
The Gaither Harrison Brooks Scholarship was named for the church’s former pastor who served from 1988 to 1993 and was killed in an automobile accident. A scholarship fund was established in 1994 in his honor by Bishop Jerry L. Maynard, Sr., current pastor of Cathedral of Praise Church. He felt this scholarship would exemplify the work of Elder Gaither Brooks, who had a great love for young people and was an avid supporter of education.
The first scholarships were awarded in 1995 and have been consistently given each year to graduating high school seniors and college students of Cathedral of Praise. We proudly present several scholarships to deserving young people in this ministry who aspire to further their educational goals.
To be considered for the 2020 scholarships, applicants must meet the following criteria and application procedures:
Must be a full-time high school senior or college student
Must have a Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher
Must be a member of Cathedral of Praise Church, COGIC (minimum of 1 year)
May not have previously received a Gather Harrison Brooks scholarship in the past.
The Applicant Must Submit the Following Materials...
Type/Handwritten application (blue/black ink only)
Official High School Transcript or College Transcript (including test scores)
Counselor Evaluation for high school students only Download HERE
Letter of acceptance from an institution of higher learning (High School Graduates only)
Two professional letters of recommendation (excluding family members)
Note: Letters from Teachers, Mentors, and Community/Religious Leaders are recommended.
Letters should be included on letterhead, signed, placed in a sealed envelope and returned to the applicant for submission.
Personal Statement (Essay) of your goals and/or needs for the future (250 words-typed) Download HERE
ALL MATERIALS MUST BE RECEIVED BEFORE/BY THE APPLICATION DEADLINE OF FRIDAY, MAY 15, 2020.
Please note that INCOMPLETE APPLICATION PACKETS will NOT BE CONSIDERED.
Please email Personal Essays the following address:
Subject Line: Scholarship Applicant
Cathedral of Praise Church
4300 Clarksville Hwy
Nashville, TN 37218
(615) 876 - 8740