About the Scholarship
The Bryant and Roseanne Fersner Scholars Program is established in honor of Rev. Bryant Fersner, the long-time pastor of the First Baptist Church of Kershaw, SC, and his beloved wife, Roseanne. The scholarship will support qualified students who plan to pursue full-time study in ministry and provide financial assistance to enhance the ability of students to achieve their academic goals and develop skills needed to serve the body of Christ in every community.
Donors contributing to the scholarship will receive a formal receipt and an acknowledgment note will be mailed to Rev. Bryant and Roseanne Fersner. Know that the Fersner’s are honored by your gift as are the deserving students who will receive this scholarship. All contributions will be placed in an endowment with the annual interest being used for the scholarships.
Contributions to The Bryant and Roseanne Fersner Scholars Program can be made via cash, check, credit card, stocks and bonds, pledges, trusts, bequests, or online through the secured payment portal. If paying by check, please make payable to NGU, designate for the Bryant and Roseanne Fresner Scholars Program, and mail to NGU Development Office, PO Box 1892, Tigerville, SC 29688. Your gift is tax-deductible.
- The student must be enrolled full-time at NGU majoring in Christian studies, youth ministry, or Cross-Cultural Missions.
- The student must maintain a 2.5 GPA.
- The student must provide a three-page, typed explanation of Call to Ministry and a rationale for the intended area of service in ministry.
- A letter of confirmation of the Call to Ministry from the pastor of the student’s home church. The letter should affirm the belief that the student is called and describe why.
- The student must be faithful and active in a local church and must provide a letter of recommendation detailing his/her faithfulness and involvement in the local church from the pastor of the church the student is serving in during college. (For incoming freshmen, this letter can come from a Sunday School Teacher or Deacon in your home church).
- The student will provide a letter of recommendation from a Professor of Christian Studies at NGU. (Incoming freshmen may provide a letter from a high school teacher. Homeschooled students may provide a letter from an instructor from a homeschooling co-op, music teacher, or coach.)
- The student will submit to an interview with the scholarship committee.
- The student will agree verbally that as soon as feasibly possible after completing his/her education that he/she will make a financial contribution to The Bryant and Roseanne Fersner Ministry Scholarship for the benefit of other ministry students.
If you have questions regarding this scholarship, contact Dr. Frankie Melton.