Scholarship Program

The Weatherly Scholarship program is a ministry of First Baptist Church of Gainesville, Texas.

Scholarships are awarded each spring to high school and college students.

To be eligible for a scholarship, an applicant must meet all of the following requirements:

  • Maintain a permanent address in Cooke County, Texas. Residents with a permanent address in bordering counties may be considered at the discretion of the Team.
  • Be a young person; meaning a person who is 16-24 years of age.
  • Demonstrate significant financial need.
  • Provide three letters of recommendation:
    • From a teacher/professor
    • From a church member or pastor
    • From a person who can speak to character, academic achievement, and community involvement.

Scholarships are scored on a 100 point scale and awards are made using the following allocations.

Score Award
95 or over $5,000
90-94 $4,000
85-89 $3,000
80-84 $2,000
70-79 $1,000

Please review the scholarship guidelines for more details.

All applicants must provide the Student Aid Index from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as part of the financial need score. There is a link to a calculator to help determine this on the application page. There is a new FAFSA for the 2024-2025 academic year. We have some guidance for you and links to other resources about the new FAFSA.

If you have questions about this scholarship program, please do not hesitate to contact the team. Please do not reach out to the church office about the program as that delays our response.