Helen T. Martin Scholarship

Scholarship Overview

The Mother Helen T. Martin Scholarship objective is to award funds to college juniors and seniors enrolled in a Mississippi College or University; majoring in Elementary Education. Applicants must demonstrate leadership and community service.


Scholarship Eligibility

  • Must be an active member of the Mississippi Southern First Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction Church of God in Christ.

  • Must be a junior/senior enrolled in a Mississippi college/university majoring in Elementary Education.
  • Must complete and submit a scholarship application along with two (2) type-written letters of recommendation. One letter must be written by the applicant’s pastor; letters from family members will not be accepted.

  • Must provide a Personal Statement.

  • Minimum 3.0 GPA required.

  • Official Transcript required.

Scholarship Amount


Quality of Written Personal Statement

We are looking for applicants who demonstrate excellent writing skills and can share clear academic goals.

Applicants must submit a 500-word (minimum) essay detailing why you consider yourself a good candidate for this scholarship.

Scholarship Awarded

The scholarship will be awarded during the Annual MSFEJ Holy Convocation held during the month of July.


Applications must be submitted no later than 5 pm – Sunday, June 30, 2024. Applicants will be notified of the decision.

Mother Helen T. Martin

Mother Helen T. Martin received her secondary education in both the public and private school systems. She graduated from Alcorn State University with a Bachelor of Science degree and furthered her education with a Master’s degree from Jackson State University in Elementary Education. She also received her 50th year Golden Diploma from Alcorn State University in 2003. She was destined to become a teacher, mainly because she hails from a strong background in education. Her mother taught for many years in the Jackson Public School System, and Mother Martin followed in her footsteps and taught for thirty-four years. She is an advocate of children gaining a top-notch education and being the best they can be in academics.

Mother Martin supports her son, Dr. Alfred Martin, as he funds Church Academic Scholarships in honor of her late mother, Mrs. Anna Taylor, and one in her honor to support Elementary Education Majors who are members of the MS Southern First Jurisdiction. These scholarships are available each year for qualified applicants.