PURPOSE: to provide scholarship grants to West Virginia Southern Baptist church members who are enrolled in college or seminary and who are studying in preparation for work in a church ministry vocation or as a missionary.
A church may want to pick a particular Sunday during the year that they would emphasize the Fund and encourage giving on that day.
All contributions are tax deductible.
Or, you can send your donation directly to the attention of Terrie Hannah, 28 Mission Way, Scott Depot, WV, 25560. Make your check to the “Snedden-Slaughter Fund.”
The Scholarship is named to honor John Snedden and Ray Slaughter. Snedden was an early pioneer in West Virginia Southern Baptist work who served tirelessly helping start new churches, organizing associations, and leading as the first Executive Director of the state convention. Ray Slaughter invested countless hours into strengthening the churches and to help organize the Convention.
The scholarship seeks to grant funds to students who are preparing for fulltime Christian service at a Baptist college or seminary and who have been or currently are members of a church cooperating with The West Virginia Convention of Southern Baptists.
Each spring, a letter describing the fund and an application is sent to each pastor. Each pastor then passes the information along to qualifying students who may want to apply. A selection committee is composed of persons elected by messengers to the annual WV convention in November. The committee chooses the winners of the grant each summer.
The application packet must be sent to us no later than June 1.