The Rev. Arthur T. Jones Legacy Memorial Scholarship Program

The Rev. Arthur T. Jones Legacy Memorial Scholarship program is designed to provide support for Christian students, both traditional and non-traditional, in pursuing their academic goals. The program is named in honor of the late Rev. Dr. Arthur T. Jones, founding pastor of Bible-Based Fellowship Church, who believed wholeheartedly in the value and necessity of education. Dr. Jones, a product of Hillsborough County Schools, earned degrees in Physics and also studied under and was mentored by Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright, Molefi Asanti, and Cornell West at United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio. Additionally, he was accepted and participated in summer sessions at both Harvard and Oxford Universities.

Our current Lead Pastor, Pastor Anthony C. White, and the entire Bible-Based community are excited about this program and proud that it bears Dr. Jones’s name. Education is one of the five pillars upon which Bible-Based was established (the other pillars are evangelism, economics, entrepreneurship, and expansion).

The program is entering its fourth year, and to date, over $45,000 in scholarships has been awarded. This year, our goal is to award $25,000. All scholarship awards are funded by the generous donations of BBFC members and community business partners. 


Name Your Award
This year we introduce “Name Your Award,” an opportunity for BBFC Members, Friends and Business owners to create and name a scholarship or book award to be given Sunday, June 9th.

Minimum Award: 
$250 (Graduate Gift. These are non-competitive awards)

Scholarship Award Amounts: 

  • $500 (Book Award)
  • $750 (Graduate or non-Traditional Student Scholarship)
  • $1,000-$5000 (Legacy Scholarships)
  • $7,500 (Memorial Scholarships)

Those funding Graduate Gifts, Book Awards, and Graduate or Non-Traditional Student Scholarships will receive a certificate from the Church acknowledging their gift, and they will have their name(s) and scholarship name both recognized from the stage on Education Sunday, June 9th, and printed in the Education Sunday special edition worship guide.

Those funding Legacy or Memorial Scholarships will receive, in addition to the acknowledgments listed above, an opportunity to present their award to the recipient from the stage on Education Sunday, June 9th.


  • The Bible-Based Fellowship Church Scholarship Committee makes the final determination as to scholarship recipients, and their decision is final.
  • Awards must be paid in full by May 24th, and they can be paid in installments.
  • If you are not interested in naming an award, you can still donate $25, $50, or $100 to the sholarship program. These donations can also be paid in installments for your convenience.

Ready to participate? Sign up and pay your deposit by clicking HERE.

Looking for the scholarship application? See below! 

2019 Scholarship Application