The Sunshine Scholarship

Background:

Gregory Ward, better known as Greg and G.W., was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana but raised in Houston, TX. He worked in the hotel industry and his prized possession was his family. Greg did not know a stranger. His infectious personality and charming wit were surely to engage you in conversation, make you laugh, or make you smile. Greg was an extremely hard worker and believed in ensuring his family was well taken care of. His family, friends, coworkers, and community were devastated when after two years of battling cancer, Greg passed away at the age of 38.

This scholarship will be awarded to a graduating high school student enrolling in a four-year college or university, community or vocational school whose life has been directly impacted by cancer, who demonstrates leadership abilities, and has financial need.

Amount:

TBD (minimum of $1500)

Eligibility:

  • Active member of New Faith Church
  • Must be a 2022 graduating high school senior planning to enroll in a four-year college or university, community or vocational school
  • Applicant must have a parent or relative who passed away as a result of cancer or, who is currently battling cancer.
  • Applicant must submit a 500 to 750-word essay discussing how the cancer of their parent or relative has impacted their life, or the impact it has had on their family, and why the scholarship is needed.

Application Deadline:

April 10, 2022

Renewals:

Recipients may reapply annually over a four-year period but must submit record of satisfactory academic performance in addition to meeting all future established criteria. Reapplying does not guarantee future approval.

Selection:

The Sunshine Scholarship Committee selects the recipient.