Benton, Smith & Lewis Educational Scholarship Program


Benton, Smith & Lewis Educational Scholarship Program

Benton, Smith & Lewis Educational Scholarship Program

Amount $2,000 One-time, non-renewable      Deadline: Postmarked by June 28, 2024


  • A Christian actively involved with the local church
  • Must be a high school senior, newly graduated from high school who is enrolled at a two-year or four-year college or university full-time, trade school or a program leading to a career certification/license, such as pharmacy tech, cosmetology, plumbing, etc.
  • Applicants must be a Maryland Resident for at least one (1) year.

About the Scholarship

This scholarship is established in the names of and in memoriam of three (3) strong Christian men that impacted family, community, and the local church: Edd T. Benton, Robert Lewis, and Kenneth Smith

Edd T. Benton AKA Tommy was dedicated to God, a humble man that valued life and knowledge. He loved books.  Books on several subjects but especially about natural herbs and African American history. Tommy had to drop out of school as a teenager but later earned his G.E.D. at age 40. Tommy valued learning and achieving, and legacy is rooted in his philosophy to: “Expand, grow, and learn past what you know to advance yourself and generations to come.

Robert Lewis was a man dedicated to God and family. He loved sports and was dedicated to his District of Columbia (DC) teams. Robert attended the University of the District of Columbia, participating in various classes throughout the years. Robert earned his certifications in both floor care and customer service.

Kenneth Smith was a man of God, passionate about serving others. Kenneth Smith valued education and had expertise in finance.  Kenneth believed that education provided for a better quality of life. He was a man of integrity who met no strangers. Kenneth’s motto was “to live life without stress because he recognized God was in control”. Kenneth was well rounded and enjoyed all genre of music, loved all sports, and was a history buff, but more importantly his priority was his family.

How to Apply: Complete Be Glorified Ministries’ Educational Scholarship application, submit high school transcript, and three letters of recommendation (One should be from church pastor or ministry lead within the church).

Please submit applications electronically by emailing to: , completing online @, or mailing to: Be Glorified Ministries, PO Box 1166, Waldorf, MD 20604.