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This award is given in honor of our founder, Sis. Mattie Blackstone McIntosh to pay special tribute to a faithful, dedicated, diligent sister & member of the Church of Christ.  Write an essay (400 words or less), on your church’s letterhead, telling us why you feel this sister deserves the Founder's Award. Include a picture. This year’s winner will receive a beautiful keepsake and a FREE Registration to the next retreat!! **


Founder's Award



This award is presented to a sister in Christ attending college.  She must be a faithful and committed member of a Church of Christ congregation and be in good standing academically. An essay (400 words or less) detailing how you plan to use your degree in service to the Lord’s Kingdom, also please include church & community involvement. Must be submitted on your congregation’s letterhead. Include a picture of the nominee. This year’s winner will receive a $500 Check! **

Winnie Jewel Wright 


$250.00 Grant for ages 8 thru 12
Good student, 100 word essay on this year’s retreat theme.
$500.00 Grant for ages 13 thru 17
Good student, 300 word essay based on this year’s retreat theme.
$750.00 Grant for ages 18 thru 30
Community involvement, 500 word essay on this year’s retreat theme.
Winners in each category will also receive a sash embroidered with
“LaTeacha A. Coleman Foundation 2024”, a custom crown and certificate. **


LaTeacha A. Coleman

A paid registration will be given to a minimum of 15 faithful and committed sisters. A one paragraph essay must be submitted on your congregation’s letter-head explaining why this sister needs assistance, signed by the submitter and the minister or leader of the congregation. All names will be put into a drawing and the selectors will be notified after the February 20,2024 submission deadline. **

Sister to Sister

ALL NOMINEES must be present at the 2024 Church of Christ Ladies Retreat to win.  Visit our website or send questions to:  Awards and Scholarship submissions sent via email must be received no later than February 20, 2024.  Submissions sent U.S.P.S. must be postmarked no later than February 20, 2024. Please include a telephone number or email address to receive a confirmation of receipt. Send nominations to:
or mail to:  
Church of Christ Ladies Retreat, 
Awards Committee, ATTN: Dawnielle Dockery
P.O. Box 9843, Fayetteville, NC 28301

**Additional Criteria**

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