Peacemakers of Rocky Mount

Applications for
Millie S. Morris Scholarship
Joseph Timothy Willis Scholarship of Faith, Family and Future
Shell Rapid Lube and AutoSpa Scholarships

1725 Davis Street
Rocky Mount, NC  27803
252.212.5044

Peacemakers Millie S. Morris Scholarship

The Millie S. Morris Scholarship was established in memory of Millie Morris, a long-time educator in Edgecombe County and Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools.  Mrs. Morris was a strong Christian who possessed a great passion for educating young children and was known for her heart of compassion for the students and families she served, particularly those from economically-disadvantaged households.

The Millie S. Morris Scholarship Fund awards a $1,000 scholarship annually to a student who has been accepted to and plans to attend, or is currently attending, a two or four-year accredited institution of higher learning.  In order to be eligible for this scholarship, the student must have a permanent residence in the South Rocky Mount Community of Rocky Mount, NC.  The South Rocky Mount Community is defined as the geographic area bounded by Nashville Road to the north, Raleigh Road to the west, Kingston Avenue to the south, and Church Street to the east.

Peacemakers Joseph T. Willis Scholarship

The Joseph T. Willis Scholarship was established in memory of Tim Willis, a faithful servant of our Lord Jesus Christ.    Tim was a strong Christian man who possessed a great passion for teaching and shepherding children and was known for his heart of compassion for the students and families he served, particularly those from economically-disadvantaged households. Tim served for over 25 years in home fellowships and community outreach programs throughout Nash County, instructing students and their families in the walk of faith.

On behalf of his family and friends we offer the Joseph Timothy Willis Scholarship of Faith, Family and Future, a $300 scholarship awarded annually to a student who has been accepted to and plans to attend, or is currently attending, a two or four-year accredited institution of higher learning.  In order to be eligible for this scholarship, the student must have a permanent residence in Nash County, NC.

Peacemakers Shell Rapid Lube and AutoSpa Scholarships

The Shell Rapid Lube and AutoSpa Scholarships were established to reward outstanding students from economically disadvantaged households in Nash and Edgecombe Counties who have worked for the betterment of their local community.

The Shell Rapid Lube AutoSpa Scholarship Fund awards two $1,000 scholarships annually to students who has been accepted to and plan to attend, or are currently attending, a two or four-year accredited institution of higher learning.  In order to be eligible for these scholarships, students must have a permanent residence in Nash or Edgecombe County, NC.

Eligibility

Only rising college freshmen or current college students who meet the following criteria are eligible to apply:

  1. Must have already been accepted to an accredited two or four-year institution of higher learning.
  2. Must have a minimum high school grade point average of 3.5 on a scale of 5.0, or 3.0 on a scale of 4.0. If one or more years at an institution of higher learning have already been completed, the student’s grade point average at that institution must meet those same requirements.
  3. Must meet the residency requirements of the scholarship for which they are applying.

Students may apply for, and may be awarded, more than one scholarship.

Criteria

The selected applicant will be chosen based on the following criteria:

  1. Financial need.
  2. Academic accomplishment.
  3. Involvement in community organizations or community improvement projects.
  4. Written essay.
  5. Letter of recommendation.
Application Procedure

Students interested in applying for this scholarship should:

  1. Complete the attached application.
  2. Submit a 500 – 1000-word essay on the topic: “The Best Day of My Life”
  3. Submit a letter of recommendation from a teacher, principal, coach, pastor, or community leader.
Deadline

Applications for the 2019-2020 academic year should be submitted by 5:00pm on May 24, 2019.  Applications may be submitted in person at Peacemakers, 1725 Davis Street, Rocky Mount, NC during normal business hours, or by email to jesse@rockymountpeacemakers.com.

All scholarships will be awarded on or before June 15, 2019.