The NXTGENNOW Scholarship exists to financially empower eligible students who are faithful in ministry involvement at Grand Rapids First to obtain a college education. This is an opportunity for qualifying applicants to receive a cash scholarship that will be directly applied to the college/university of their choice. Eligible applicants will demonstrate a financial need, academic promise, and a commitment for ongoing ministry involvement.

Will you be attending Northpoint College? You can apply for the Northpoint NxtGenNow Scholarship here.


• Submit the application form in its entirety by May 29, 2023
• Complete the application process for your college/university before May 29, 2023
• Interview with a Scholarship Committee Member prior to June 22, 2023
• Recipients of the NXTGENNOW Scholarship will be notified by July 14, 2023 (Please note that you should respond timely to the request for an interview with a committee member.)
• December check-in with a committee member prior to second-semester distribution.


A demonstrated vibrant faith in Jesus Christ. To be verified by:
• Pastoral reference from the appropriate ministry leader at Grand Rapids First
• Personal essay from the NXTGENNOW Scholarship application form
• Interview with committee representative(s) from Grand Rapids First
• Regular attendance and involvement at Grand Rapids First

A demonstrated ability to be academically successful. To be verified by:
• High School or current College GPA of preferably 2.75 or higher
• ACT or SAT scores of 19/1050 or higher
• Educator reference from your graduation high school or current college
• Confirmed through the interview process and references

Demonstrate attendance and commitment to participate in ministry during post-secondary education preferably at Grand Rapids First or an on-campus ministry.

A demonstrated financial need and a commitment to financial responsibility. To be verified by:
• Review of completed FAFSA packet
• Confirmed through the interview process and references
• Avoidance of unnecessary loans and a goal for debt-free graduation

Additionally, professionalism and responsiveness weigh into the committee’s decision for the scholarship.

Questions? Call the Administration Office at 616-988-2431