Chapel of Four Children Scholarship

Chapel of Four Children Scholarship
 
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
The Chapel of the Four Children Scholarship
& Education Fund

 

 
Chapel of Four Children Scholarship
The Chapel of the Four Children at First Baptist Church of Englewood, NJ serves as a living memorial to the memory of the four little girls, tragically cut down in their youth.  On September 15, 1963, during the time of the great Civil Rights Struggle, those innocent children were the victims of the racist bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, as they attended Sunday School.  Several years later, on Saturday, October 23, 1966 the Chapel of the Four Children was dedicated in their memory.

In 1972, the First Baptist Church, Chapel of the Four Children Scholarship and Education Fund was established for the purpose of encouraging and assisting deserving High School Seniors who exhibits need, be it academic or economic in their pursuit of higher education.  In addition to the Chapel of the Four Children Scholarship and Education Fund; over the years scholarships have also been established by various families within the First Baptist Church, they include the:

 
  • Anjenett Goodman Ray Scholarship
  • Benjmin Upshaw Davis Scholarship Award
  • Christopher Jamal Baker Award* (High achieving 6th Graders)
  • Dawn C. Drakeford Scholarship Award
  • Dennis Tucker Scholarship Award
  • Dr. Edward Norman Whitney Scholarship Award
  • J. Isaiah Goodman Memorial Education Award
  • John Herbert Spencer, III Scholarship Award
  • Margaret Wise Goodman Scholarship Award
  • Natalee & Tisha Addison Scholarship Award
As a direct result of the generosity of the First Baptist Church members and friends more than $100,000.00 dollars has been awarded to graduating High School Seniors and continuing education college students through the Chapel of Four Children Scholarship and Education Fund, Inc. and family sponsored scholarships.  To God be the Glory!!

Members of the Chapel of the Four Children Scholarship
and Education Fund, Inc. are:
  • Sister LaTonya Reeves, Chairperson
  • Sister Brenda Leonard, Treasurer
  • Sister Lula Gantt
  • Sister Joan Ruffin
  • Dr. Sondra Akins
  • Dr. John H. Spencer, Jr., Pastor