William E. Flippin, Sr. Leadership Award

The William E. Flippin, Sr. Leadership Award (WFLA) was established in honor of our pastor, Dr. William E. Flippin, Sr. This leadership award recognizes a student who has excelled in leadership and academic achievement, community involvement, extracurricular activities, and personal qualities.   The mission of the Frank Jones Memorial Scholarship Commission is to provide financial assistance to active members of The Greater Piney Grove Baptist Church who seek to further their education endeavors by attending a two (2) or four (4) year accredited institution of higher learning.

Applicant Must:

  • Be a member of The Greater Piney Grove Baptist Church for two (2) years before the application deadline date; (Membership number must be provided.)
  • Be involved in activities and/or ministries at The Greater Piney Grove Baptist Church.
  • Be transitioning from high school to an accredited two (2) or four (4) year institution of higher learning in the upcoming Fall semester or quarter. 
  • Have a 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher (official transcript required);
  • Submit participation verification on the organization’s letterhead with the sponsor’s signature indicating leadership position (s) held and dates served; and 
  • Submit a typed double-spaced essay on the following topic:

Why should leaders be held to a higher standard?
(Minimum 500 words typed double-spaced). Helpful writing tips are attached.

The Deadline Date for All Applications
is Sunday, March 31, 2024, at 12:00 Noon

How to Submit Completed Scholarship:


Submit the completed application electronically and upload ALL required documents except your
official transcript before the deadline. (Bring an official sealed transcript to your interview.)

Drop Off:

Place the completed application and ALL required documents in a sealed envelope with the applicant’s name
on the front of the envelope. Deliver a sealed envelope to The Church Front Office before the deadline date.

Attention: Church Administrator
The William E. Flippin Sr. Family Life Center (1st Floor)
The Greater Piney Grove Missionary Baptist Church


Applications MUST be received by the deadline date.
The FJM Scholarship Commission
1879-1921 Glenwood Avenue, SE
Atlanta, Georgia 30316

All High School and College graduates must complete the Graduate Information Form for inclusion in graduate recognition activities.