Scholarship Essays

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Students Share Faith & Readers Vote in Birmingham Christian Family Scholarship Essay Contest

March 30, 2020

Special Feature As I am writing this, our panel of judges is reading through more than 60 essays submitted by high school seniors throughout our community. Each student took the time to share with us about a time their faith impacted them during their high school career. What great stories they have to tell! Five …

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Scholarship Finalist: Erin Long

March 26, 2020

From a young age, I have struggled with severe anxiety. I have always had the tendency to overthink and worry about the little things beyond my control. Going into high school, I greatly feared how I would be able manage a larger workload while keeping the pressures of good grades, being involved, and eventually being …

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Scholarship Finalist: Kinsleigh Sabo

March 26, 2020

I have a strong belief that everything happens for a reason. God gives us exactly what we need, even if it is not always what we want. I am thankful for each challenge that God has placed in my life, because each has prepared me to better serve Him and others. Throughout high school, I …

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Scholarship Finalist: Ramey Medders

March 26, 2020

Something my church has instilled in me from a young age is that missions are so important. Whether financially supporting them, praying for the people that go on them, or participating in them yourself they are an amazing way to share the love and Word of God. During my sophomore year of high school, I …

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Scholarship Finalist: Emily Fitzhugh

March 26, 2020

My Christian faith has impacted my high school career by allowing me the opportunity to lead worship in the First Priority club at my school, to share God with others, and learn to lean on Him when I need direction. The summer before junior year, I attended Motion Conference. God put it on my heart …

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Scholarship Finalist: Kaylee Vail

March 26, 2020

My Christian faith has greatly impacted my high school career. I believe you can sum up God in one word…”Love”. God expects us to love everyone just as He loves us. I try to show everyone love, but the one time that sticks out the most was when I met a boy. I was a …

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Graduates Share Their Faith in Christ: 2019 College Scholarship Winner & Finalists

April 24, 2019

Special Feature Congratulations to Oak Mountain High School Senior, Payne Watkins, the recipient of the Second Annual Birmingham Christian Family (BCF) scholarship sponsored by Tactical Faith. Watkins’s essay about how his faith impacted him during his high school career was chosen from among more than 60 essays submitted by area high school seniors. “During my 4 …

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