Raising Up Young Heroes

In Honor of Efrem Smith, founding Pastor of the Sanctuary Covenant Church (SCC), and his wife Donecia, we will be awarding up to 4 Financial Scholarships to 2018-19 graduating high school seniors. Efrem and Donecia believed that every student could be empowered in their God-given capacity to be a Young Hero and change the world for good. Below are the application and the requirements.

Application Deadline: May 24, 2019


  • We are pleased to offer up to 4 Financial Scholarships to students who will be enrolled in a higher education institution during the 2019-2020 school year.
  • SCC Scholarship – Must be a regular attendee or member of Sanctuary Covenant Church ($1,500 and $1,000 scholarship awards)
  • Community Scholarship – Must graduate from a North Minneapolis High School. ($1,500 and $1,000 scholarship awards)
  • Awarded scholarships will be paid directly to the academic institution upon proof of enrollment for the 2019-2020 School Year.
  • North Park University Matching Grant — Scholarship recipients attending North Park University(NPU) are eligible for an NPU (PIE) Grant that will match your award up to $500/semester. To be eligible, student must be an active part of an Evangelical Covenant Church.

Eligibility Requirements

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For high school seniors attending Sanctuary Covenant Church

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For graduating seniors from a North Minneapolis High School

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