Virginia Turner Scholarship Fund Standards, Policies and Procedures
The purpose of the PLBC Book Scholarship from the Virginia Turner Scholarship Fund is to financially assist students in pursuit of post-secondary education based on their academic achievement between ages of 17-22
The Promised Land Baptist Virginia Turner Scholarship is:

  • Awarded to high school seniors entering a college/university or trade school seeking a degree or certification program
  • Awarded to students currently enrolled in a post-secondary program
  • Renewable to students enrolled in a post-secondary program who previously received a book scholarship.

 Eligibility Criteria:

  • members who are high school seniors or in their first, second, third, fourth or fifth year of a college/university or trade school seeking a degree or certification program
  • Must provide proof of admission to a college/university or trade school for the fall/spring
  • Reapplying College Students
  • Open to Promised Land Baptist Church students currently enrolled in college/trade school
  • Must have attained at least a semester grade point average of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale for the most recent semester completed
  • If requested must submit copy of class registration for Fall/Spring semester/session and must be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours.

How to Apply

  • Draft One Page Letter to Joint Board requesting a book scholarship by April 30, 2024  to be addressed to
  • Applications must be received no later than June 30, 2021
  • Award Allocation Factors
  • Joint Board will consider an essay and the student’s active participation in one or more of the following:  campus programs, church involvement, and community service.

D.C. Grocery Assistance

Do you or someone you know need mutual aid for essential groceries or hygiene toiletries for free.  Call the number listed below  

   Ward 1- 202-681-9183
            Ward 2- 202-688-5812
            Ward 4-202-681-3098
            Ward 5-203-643-7030
            Ward 6-202-683-9962
             Ward 7and8-202-630-0336
They also deliver.

Food Assistance 

Grocery Gift Cards Available: email