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Tabor College's 20 Scholarship
Tabor is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the Tabor 20 scholarship. The Tabor 20 scholarship is designated for high school graduates of the class of 2020. This 28,000/yr (112,000/4 yrs) scholarship will be awarded to at least 30 incoming freshmen from Mennonite Brethren churches.
- Student regularly attends a Mennonite Brethren church
- Meet standard admissions criteria
- Complete a campus visit (limited number of travel vouchers available for students living more than 300 miles away from Hillsboro)
- Competitive interview & essay during a campus visit
What is First MB Students?
We exist to provide the space, resources, and relationships students need to establish a firm foundation in Christ. We have ministries available for junior high, senior high, and college-age. Our mission is to have students find and follow Jesus.
What will my student expect at these ministries?
No matter the ministry, we strive to provide a safe and fun place where students will be accepted by the love and grace of Jesus Christ. Students can expect great worship, fun games, challenging messages, and a time to openly ask questions and get real answers.
What about fundraising or scholarships?
Although we try to offer as many free events as possible some things like camp and such have a registration cost. We also have a wide variety of fundraising options as well as scholarships that you can apply for throughout the year. Feel free to learn about our fundraising options by click here.
What expectations does First MB have of my students?
To be honest, by the time your child is 16 or 17, you will need another voice in their lives pointing them to God. The problem is by the time they are that age it's often too late to find one. It's there or it's not. That is why we believe students have to get involved as a junior high or even earlier. That is why we value small groups, but the bottom line is small groups only work if there is regular participation by the student and parents. That is why we believe small group leaders stay with their small groups all four years of senior high. The deeper the trust, the deeper the impact. We promise to do our part and respect a parent's authority and schedule, but we ask that in order to get the most out of what we offer, a family has to make the student ministry a priority.
Can parents attend any of these ministries?
Sundays @11:00 (junior high) are open for any parents to stop by and check things out or even join right in! Our senior high, AXIS, meetings on Sunday nights from 6:30-8pm for games, lesson, and worship and then at 8pm we split up into small groups. Then on Wednesday nights, we have Junior High, AMPLIFY, at the church. Our Wednesday night Junior High ministry is more difficult due to the sensitivity and confidentiality of providing a small group where students can feel safe to open up about deeply personal and spiritual issues. If you have specific questions, feel free to contact Pastor Kyle (firstname.lastname@example.org).
How can I help as a parent?
One of our highest priorities as a ministry is partnering with parents to reach this next generation. As a parent, you can help out in many ways including:
- Pray, pray, pray!
- Show your support by bringing or allowing your student to attend our ministries and special events.
- Have all permission slips be filled out on time! Every student needs help getting these things in on time.
- Becoming an adult sponsor for one of our regular ministries or special events (like New Year's Eve).
- Provide treats or snacks when needed.
Click here for more information about volunteer opportunities.