The Cal Turner, Jr.Center for Church Leadership of Martin Methodist College awards two Ben Alford Scholars - Developing Church Leader Scholarships each year to students showing exceptional promise in the area of church leadership. These are full four-year scholarships which include the costs of tuition, basic room, and board.

Competition Date: February 25, 2017

For consideration, applicants must be:

  1. A high school senior
  2. A current and active member of the Methodist Church
  3. Possess a minimum of a 3.0 grade point average
  4. Show evidence of a long-term commitment and leadership in the Methodist Church


What is needed to apply?

  1. MMC Application for Admission
  2. Ben Alford Scholars' Application
  3. High School Transcript
  4. Copy of ACT/SAT score
  5. Written reference from clergy which address your promise for leadership in the Methodist Church.
  6. Written reference from a teacher or person in the church addressing your leadership abilities.

On a separate paper, please:

  • List in detail your leadership roles in your church, school and/or community
  • Essay - Answer this question: How do you envision using your leadership skills in the future for the Methodist Church?

To request more information please contact, Mrs. Tijunia Brooks, Executive Assistant at 931.363.9898 or

Martin Methodist College

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