This scholarship is awarded in memory of Paul Stepanian, a man who loved the Lord and his family. Paul excelled in athletics and loved coaching and mentoring youth. He was a talented musician and believed, before he died, that the Lord was drawing him to lead children’s praise and worship. In honoring Paul, this scholarship is offered to students who have a passion to coach and mentor youths through sports and/or are musically inclined to lead young people in worship. Applicants who are called to ministry, in spite of physical limitations or health challenges, are also encouraged to apply.
To qualify, applicants must: provide a letter of recommendation, write an essay, and demonstrate substantial financial need. An interview with qualified applicants may be requested. Applicants must have a GPA of 2.5 or above. To demonstrate substantial financial need, applicants must provide: a copy of most recent W-2 (if applicable), a copy of most recent paystub (if applicable), a copy of most recent W-2 for anyone providing substantial support to the applicant, and any other financial documentation to prove claims made in your essay (bank statements, loan or mortgage documents, etc.)