We are so excited that you have decided to further your education, and we want to ensure that you are successful in your journey. Below you will find the scholarship requirements and how to submit your application. Please read the below information in its entirety t0 ensure your eligibility and proper submission. We will select one scholarship recipient, and the chosen recipient will be honored on Sunday, May 21, 2023. Good luck!

Scholarship Application Link:


– Must be an active member of Mt. Sinai Baptist Church Youth Ministry.

-Must be a High School Senior entering a four-year College or University in Fall 2023.

-Applicants must have maintained an A or B average, and a transcript must be uploaded via application as proof of academic achievement.

-Applicants must submit two letters of Recommendation –

-Applicants must submit an essay (500 words) –

“Why Should I Receive the Dr. S.J. Gilbert II Scholarship?”

Please click the below link to access our 2023 Scholarship Application. All information must be filled out with requested documents uploaded via the link.

We no longer accept paper applications or supporting documents.

If you have any questions regarding your application status, please email Include your name and 2023 Dr. S. J. Gilbert II Scholarship Applicant in the subject line. You may also contact Chiara Robinson at: 713.869.9171.

If you have read the scholarship guidelines in their entirety and have all of your supporting documents, you are ready to begin your application!

Helpful Hint: If you do not have access to a scanner to upload the requested documents, you can download a scanner app on your Smart Phone. This will allow you to upload the necessary documents. Once the app has been downloaded, scan and upload documents. The document can then be uploaded from your photo library ( this only works if you complete the application on a tablet or smartphone). You can also email the scanned documents to yourself and upload documents via your desktop.

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