Please submit entry below.

Family, Patriotism, Faith, and Education

“Greater love has no one than this: that a man lay down his life for his friends.” John 15:13


The Ben Hines Scholarship is open to current Seniors attending an accredited High School or Home School Program; College/University Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors.   



Three [3] scholarships will be awarded.

The top submission chosen will be awarded $6,000.00.

The second submission chosen will be awarded $2000.00.

The third submission chosen will be awarded $2000.00.



Additional requirements*:

  1. One [1] parent, or guardian, who meets one [1] of the following criteria:
    1. Fallen Hero,
    2. Active or Retired Military,
    3. First Responder
  2. Each entrant must submit an essay that is between 500 to 2,000 words in length.
    1. You may choose either question 1 or 2 for your essay.

*Previous winners may not re-apply.


Submission: All essays must be submitted by 11:59 pm on May 30th, 2023.

    1. Submissions can be made to the following email address: or the form below.
      1. In the subject line place: Scholarship submission
      2. In the body of the email include the following:
        1. Name
        2. Phone number
        3. Email
        4. Current High School you attend. [Name; Address]
      3. Determinations will be announced no later than June 30th, 2023.
      4. Scholarships will be paid to the accredited college or university of your choice after September 1st, 2023, to be applied towards educational costs. If there is an unforeseen delay in you starting classes in the Fall semester, we will hold the monies for up to 1 year.
      5. Educational cost options:
        1. Tuition
        2. Books
        3. Room and Board





Describe how two or more of the concepts above [Family, Patriotism, Faith, and Education]

have helped to shape your core values. Provide one example from your personal experience, and one of your future goals that exemplifies their impact in your life.



John 15:13 states, “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” In the literal sense, this verse describes how men and women are willing to sacrifice their lives for their fellow man while protecting our everyday freedoms. We can look at our  current world situation and see this being put into action on almost a daily basis. Reflect on your own personal life, and family history. Share an example of sacrifice by you, or a family member, and how it has helped to shape the person you are, and the core values you believe in.




Winners will be notified by email and phone call at the time of decision.

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We look forward to hearing more about you!




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