The Micheal Benton Academic Excellence Program (A.E.P.) is a church-wide service designed to recognize the achievements of members who excel in their school studies from Kindergarten through post-secondary education. We are dedicated to “Denying, Defeating and Destroying Division” in our church, community and schools.
The A.E.P. has the awesome responsibility of assisting ALL students whether it is the A.E.P. Recognition Ceremony which takes place the last Sunday in January and June during youth services; awarding scholarships to high school seniors who will be attending college for the upcoming fall; Reaching Educational Excellence through Tutoring (R.E.E.T.) which is held each Wednesday from 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM or test preparation workshops and seminars.
Micheal Benton A.E.P. Program to Recognize Students Who Excelled Academically
Students MUST earn the equivalent of ALL “A’s” and not more than ONE “B” in each academic subject area on their semester/quarter report card. In addition, students MUST earn the equivalent of ALL “S’s” in conduct.
Students’ recognition take place at the end of each semester. These recognition programs are held during the 10:45 AM service on the last Sundays in January (1st Semester) and June (2nd Semester).
Classy Grad” Scholarship – Funds to Assist with College Expenses and Tuition
Students MUST be an ACTIVE member of the church. Active members are those whose names are on the membership roster; and attend church services on a regular basis; or consistently participate in a ministry (i.e. usher, GLAD, Sunday School, etc.); or volunteer regularly (10 hours or more). Students’ MUST submit their names to committee, prior to application, to determine whether they meet the criteria to apply. Students MUST complete application packet with a score of 90% or higher;
Students’ recognition take place at during the second semester program on the last Sunday in June during the 10:45 AM service.
Students receive a $500.00 scholarship paid in two installments. They receive $250.00 during the ceremony in June and the remaining $250.00 upon second semester proof of enrollment.
Reaching Educational Excellence through Tutoring (R.E.E.T.)
Held each Wednesday from 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM or test preparation workshops and seminars.