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Scholarship program Overview

At the Bethel Enrichment Center (BEC), we proudly administer two distinct scholarship programs that reflect our commitment to education and community betterment. The Bethel Baptist Church Scholarships, named after esteemed former pastors Levi Reid, Thomas W. Connors, and Bryan J. Pierce, signify our church's dedication to education, service, and transformative leadership within our membership.


Additionally, the BEC Community Impact Scholarship extends our support beyond the church, recognizing exceptional students from qualifying high schools in Cabarrus & Rowan Counties who embody outstanding character, leadership, scholarship, and service, contributing significantly to our wider community.

Bethel Baptist Church scholarship program

Levi A. Reid 

Community Service Scholarship

Consideration for this scholarship shall be given to graduating high school seniors who have enrolled at an institution of higher learning and demonstrated excellence in volunteerism reflecting a commitment to making a difference in our community. 

Students must provide documentation which reflects at least 100 hours of community service and volunteer work. One of the three required references must come from a leader in one of the community service organizations he/she has assisted. 

3.0 GPA or greater*

* Weighted*

Thomas W. Connors, Sr


Consideration for this scholarship shall be given to graduating high school seniors who have enrolled at an institution of higher learning and have achieved superior academic success in high school. 

Students must provide official evidence of academic performance by submitting their transcript.

3.5 GPA or greater*

* Weighted*

Bryan J. Pierce, Sr

Manifestation Scholarship

Consideration for this scholarship shall be given to graduating high school seniors who have enrolled at an institution of higher learning and have worked tirelessly to complete all of the graduation requirements despite learning, medical, or other challenges. 

Students must provide evidence by way of teachers, faculty members, doctors, family members, employers, or others who witnessed the exemplary effort to manifest the promise. 

2.5 GPA or greater*

* Weighted*

The Bethel Baptist Church Scholarships are named after and represent recognized qualities of former pastors of Bethel. 


  • Levi Reid, Founder of Bethel Baptist Church – Community Pastor. He dedicated his life to loving and helping everyone regardless of their background, social, spiritual, or economic status. 

  • Thomas W. Connors, Sr., believed in education.  He established Bethel’s Bible Study program amongst other things. 


  • Bryan J. Pierce, Sr., led us to believe that we could go from expectation to manifestation. It was under his leadership that numerous ministries were birthed and our new Sanctuary was erected.


We are pleased to offer two scholarships in each category.  One $500 and another $1000. 

community impact scholarship

Since May of 2011, the Bethel Enrichment Center of Kannapolis, NC has been committed to improving the community by creating programs that focus on health and wellness, individual empowerment, crisis assistance and education. The BEC understands that education leads to empowerment and empowerment to stronger communities, so we are delighted to offer the BEC Community Impact Scholarship.


The new Community Impact Scholarship represents the realization of the BEC’s desire to extend our current scholarship program, in existence since 2005, to deserving students in the greater Cabarrus & Rowan County region. Because we believe character, leadership, scholarship, and service are integral to the success of our community, the $500 BEC Community Impact Scholarship will be awarded to one student who exhibits these qualities from each of the ten high schools in closest proximity to the Bethel Enrichment Center.

Eligibility Requirements



Bethel Baptist Church Scholarship Program

  • Graduating high school senior

  • Member of Bethel Baptist Church for a minimum of one (1) year

  • Minimum weighted GPA- 2.5 +

  • An active participant in Bethel’s Ministry Activities 

  • Completed Application, Essay, Transcript, Three Letters of Recommendation, and a panel interview.

BEC Community Impact Scholarship

  • Graduating senior at one of 11 area high schools

  • One Parent of African American descent or Caribbean Heritage

  • Minimum weighted GPA - 3.0

  • Exhibit Leadership, Scholarship, Character, and Service in the Community

  • Completed Application, Essay, Transcript, Three Letters of Recommendation, and a panel interview.

Qualifying High Schools

Only applies to Community Impact Scholarship

●A.L. Brown

●Hickory Ridge


●Jay M. Robinson

●Central Cabarrus

●Northwest Cabarrus



●Cox Mill

●West Cabarrus 

●South Rowan​

All scholarships are in the amount of $500 and

one award is available per high school.  

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