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2013 Riggs Scholarship application now available for high school seniors

Wed, 28 Nov 2012 - 4:05 PM CST

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High school seniors planning to attend one of the 17 undergraduate Assemblies of God endorsed colleges or universities may be eligible to apply for a Ralph Riggs Scholarship. This scholarship fund is made available by the Assemblies of God Trust in partnership with The Alliance for Assemblies of God Higher Education.

Two Riggs scholarships (The General Superintendent's Scholarships) of up to $30,000 each will be awarded (over a 4-year period) to one male and one female high school senior. Eight one-time scholarships of $5,000 each will be awarded to high school seniors (and distributed over the student's first two semesters).

To be considered for a scholarship, an applicant must have a minimum of a 3.7 GPA; an ACT score of 28 or SAT score of 1870; be active in an Assemblies of God church; and plan to attend an endorsed AG university directly following high school. Scholarship recipients will be chosen based on these qualifications: academics, extracurricular involvement, Christian service, Christian life, financial need, personal essay and references.

The Riggs Scholarship Fund is one of three scholarship programs sponsored by AGTrust in its efforts to train young leaders and empower future generations. The AGTrust is under the leadership of Chairman Dr. George O. Wood, general superintendent of the Assemblies of God.

Since 2009, AGTrust has awarded a total of $410,000 to 42 high school graduates chosen as Riggs Scholarship recipients. The 2013 Riggs scholarship winners will be named in April 2013.

To complete the Riggs Scholarship application form, go to AGTrust. The application submission deadline is February 15, 2013.

Authors: Janet S. Walker

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