College Scholarships

Provide financial help for music students by establishing a scholarship in memory of your loved one. Those establishing the scholarships can choose the requirements for the recipient(s). Scholarships are given out during a special scholarship student body assembly, and the family establishing the scholarship is annually invited to attend the assembly and meet the recipient(s) during a special dinner following the scholarship assembly.

Examples of current music scholarships:

  • Elmer F. Brown, Jr. Memorial Music Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded to a student with a music major who exhibits good Christain character and is active in Christian service. The student must demonstrate a sincere love for Christ, desire to uphold Godly, conservative music standards, and demonstrate excellence in his/her music practice and performance. The recipient must be entering his/her junior or senior year and maintain a GPA of 2.5 or above.
  • Fine Arts Music Scholarship: A Christian family, in honor of their mother who supported Maranatha throughout her life, anonymously established this scholarship. It is given to a Fine Arts music major who exhibits godly character and a heart for ministry.
  • Ruth E. V. Hey Memorial: Mrs. Ruth Hey of Sterling, Illinois, loved music and served the Lord teaching, directing choirs, singing and composing. Six of her grandchildren attended Maranatha, and she gave the college its first concert grand piano prior to her death on August 9, 1976. Mrs. Hey was also instrumental in starting Faith Baptist Christian School of Sterling. The purpose of the Ruth E.V. Hey Memorial Scholarship is to assist Maranatha students preparing to serve the Lord in sacred music.

To establish a scholarship in memory of your family or friend, please contact Steve Board, director of development steven.board@mbbc.edu.