Buel D. Brooks established a Trust under his Will for the benefit of the children and youth of Greene County. A portion of the Trust is managed by Trinity United Methodist Church. Each year, Trinity’s Brooks Bequest Committee awards grants for special projects that benefit Greene County’s children and youth, and awards approximately twelve college scholarships in the amount of $3,000.00 each. Any ministry or organization that does work to benefit children and youth of Greene County is invited to apply for a grant and any Greene County student attending college is invited to apply for a scholarship.
Information about applying for a Brooks Scholarship
With respect to applying for a college scholarship for the 2017-2018 academic year, you can view the Instructions to the Application by clicking here. PLEASE READ THE INSTRUCTIONS VERY CAREFULLY.
Next, you can view the 2017-2018 Application by clicking here. The Application is a pdf document that you can type in and save to your computer as long as you have Adobe Reader. Important: If you do not have the most up-to-date version of Adobe Reader, the Application may not allow you to type in your information and/or save it. To update Adobe Reader, click here.
As explained in the Instructions and on the Application, after you type in all required information, you must print out the Application, add all required signatures, check all required boxes, and then mail or hand deliver a hard copy of the Application to Trinity's Church Office by the deadline set forth in the Instructions.
When you are working on your Application, you may not finish it in one sitting, and so you will need to save it to your computer. When you do so, we recommend that you save it to your Desktop or some other location where you can easily find the Application when you are ready to work on it again.
Information about seeking a grant for a special project that will benefit Greene County's children and youth
With respect to Ministry Applications (which are unrelated to the Brooks Scholarship), those Applications are available for download at the "Ministry Application" link. Grant applications are considered three times per year and deadlines are shown on the application.