Ambassador Scholarship

History and Purpose

In 2007, Master Clubs introduced the Ambassadors for Christ book which included the new Crown System. Master Club Ambassadors are encouraged to earn the Bronze, Silver, and Gold Crowns during their three years in the program thus earning the Triple Crown Award upon graduation out of Master Club. However, those who went the extra mile and completed the requirements for the Platinum Crown were presented the Ambassador Award for earning all four crowns during their elementary school years.

The purpose of the Ambassador Scholarship is to encourage and reward select Ambassador Award recipients who continued to serve The Lord faithfully in their local churches during their middle school and high school years. The stated purpose of Master Clubs is to evangelize children, discipline them toward spiritual growth, teaching them and training them to serve Jesus Christ, and providing multiple opportunities to do so in the local church. This scholarship recognizes a choice few who excelled in their service for The Lord Jesus Christ.

Qualifications and Stipulations

Master Clubs will offer three college scholarships this year in the amount of $1,000 each. Candidates who apply for the Master Clubs Ambassador Scholarship must meet all of the criteria below in order to be considered for a scholarship.

  1. The applicant must have received the Ambassador Award through fulfilling all of the requirements for the Master Club Ambassador Award as stated in the Ambassador Student Guide. There must be a record on file with Master Ministries that the Ambassador Award was ordered through Master Ministries and awarded to you upon completion of the requirements for the Ambassador Award no later than your 6th grade of elementary school.
  2. The applicant must be able to demonstrate obvious evidence of a love for God and consistent involvement in Christian service in their own local church. The applicant's testimony will then be verified by the pastor through his recommendation.
  3. The applicant must successfully complete all of the required application paperwork and meet all of the application deadlines.

Eligibility does not guarantee that a candidate will be awarded a scholarship in a given year. In the event that sufficient funds are not available for any reason, then the Ambassador Scholarship cannot be awarded in that year. In addition, Master Clubs and First Baptist Church of Milford, Ohio, reserve the right to qualify or disqualify candidates. If there are additional funds available during a given year, then Master Clubs may make additional scholarships available.

Master Clubs and Master Ministries reserve the right to change the requirements for the Ambassador Scholarship as stated in the 2007 and 2009 editions of the Ambassadors' Discipleship Guide and the Ambassadors' Discipleship Guide-Leader Guide. This also applies to any subsequent revisions and new additions of the Ambassadors for Christ curriculum.

Candidates whose application packages have been accepted for consideration by the Scholarship Committee but do not win a scholarship may not reapply in subsequent years. Qualified applicants may only be awarded the Ambassador Scholarship one time. Fraud, misrepresentation, or making any false, inaccurate, or misleading statements on any document pertaining to this scholarship will automatically disqualify an applicant from participating in the Ambassador Scholarship program.

We have provided a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document that should address any question that you may have about the Ambassador Scholarship. Simply follow the link HERE.

Application Period

The 2017 Ambassador Scholarship application period is June 15, 2017-August 15, 2017. All documents related to the application must be received by Master Ministries in Milford, OH, on or before August 15, 2017.

All applicants must be at least in their senior year of high school to apply. However, a qualifying candidate may apply for a scholarship after graduation from high school provided that the applicant is enrolling in college in the same year that the scholarship will be paid out. This allows qualified college-bound students the opportunity to apply for the Ambassador Scholarship who have for some reason delayed entry into college after graduating from high school.

Application Process

All Ambassador Award recipients must follow these steps to be considered for the Ambassador Scholarship.

STEP 1

Download and print the Scholarship Application by following the link HERE. Follow the directions on the application document.

The 2017 Ambassador Scholarship Application is in five sections.
      SECTION 1: Overview and Instructions

      SECTION 2: Instructions for attaching and emailing the applicant’s digital picture.

      SECTION 3: Applicant’s Personal Information
      Personal information such as the applicant’s name, address, birthdate, church name, etc. will be collected in this section.

      SECTION 4:Applicant’s Testimony
      The testimony focuses on the applicant's local church ministry, honorable Christian character, and love for God.

      SECTION 5: Pastor's Recommendation
      The applicant's pastor will complete this document and mail it separately from the Applicant's Testimony and Personal Information.

STEP 2

Once the applicant has downloaded and printed the application document, follow the printed instructions included in the document.

1. Upon completing SECTIONS 3 and 4, mail them to Master Clubs at the following address:

      Master Ministries
      Attn: Ambassador Scholarship Application
      1369C Woodville Pike
      Milford, OH 45150

      Write the applicant’s name on the lower left hand corner of the envelope.

2. As a part of SECTION 2, send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Include in your email a recent digital portrait of yourself (holding the Ambassador award) as a .jpg attachment, and use your name as the file name. For example, if your name is John Doe:
      john_doe.jpg
Enter the following statement in the subject line of your email. As a further example using the name, John Doe:
      Subject: John Doe Digital Photo for Scholarship Application
Remember to include your first and last name in the body of your email.

3. Give SECTION 5 of your application document, Pastor's Recommendation, to your pastor.

4. Your pastor will complete SECTION 5, and he will mail it to Master Ministries. Do not attempt to complete any information in your Pastor's Recommendation document. Do not ask your pastor to share his remarks with you. Please provide your pastor with a stamped envelope addressed to:

      Master Ministries
      Attn: Ambassador Scholarship Application Pastor's Recommendation
      1369C Woodville Pike
      Milford, OH 45150

      Write the applicant’s name on the lower left hand corner of the envelope.

All Ambassador Scholarship Applications and Pastor's Recommendation documents must be received by Master Ministries on or before the deadline. Applications received after the deadline, will not be considered. If any of your documents fail to meet the deadline, then you will be ineligible to reapply until the following year. All applicants whose entire application package is complete and accepted for consideration by the Scholarship Committee will receive email notification from Master Ministries. Master Ministries, Master Clubs, and First Baptist Church, Milford, OH, are not responsible for documents that are either lost or delayed in the mail or otherwise fail to reach Master Ministries before the deadline. It is your responsibility to ensure that your Ambassador Scholarship Application and your Pastor's Recommendation documents arrive on or before the deadline.

STEP 3

Upon receipt of your documents, Master Ministries will conceal all personal references to you, the applicant. Each application will be assigned a number that distinguishes it from other applications. The Ambassador Scholarship Committee will evaluate all accepted applications and render their decision without any knowledge as to the identity of the applicant or the name of the applicant's pastor or church.

STEP 4

The three winners of the Ambassador Scholarship will be notified and congratulatory letters sent. An announcement will also be posted on the Master Clubs website.

Winners of the Ambassador Scholarship may use their scholarship funds at the college educational institution of their choice. The educational institution must maintain a "regular faculty and curriculum and /have/ a regularly enrolled body of students in attendance at the place where it carries on its educational activities" (p. 2 Scholarship Guidelines: Christian Law Association). A check will be mailed directly to the scholarship winner. However, before a check can be mailed, scholarship winners must submit a copy of their college acceptance letter. The scholarship winner must also submit copies of receipts that meet or exceed the scholarship amount before funds will be released. The 2017 Ambassador Scholarship may only be used to pay for college tuition and related college fees, and college textbooks.

Promotions

Ambassador Scholarship applicants and winners automatically grant Master Clubs the right to use their names, photographs, and certain biographical information regarding their college plans and their Master Club experience either in official Master Clubs promotional materials or in other print media and, but not limited to, the Internet. In addition to the digital photograph that the applicants provided in the application process, Master Clubs will request additional photographs such as a graduation picture and pictures of the scholarship applicant participating in local church ministry.

Questions

If you have any questions about the Ambassador Scholarship, please email them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (800) 451-5023.

"Now then we are ambassadors for Christ" 2 Corinthians 5:20a