scholarship marshall dixon

In Memory of Marshall Brent Dixon

Dare to Dream

The Marshall Brent Dixon Academic Scholarship was established in 2007 in honor of Pleasant Grove Church disciple, Marshall Dixon. Marshall is the husband of Sister Betty Dixon and the brother of Deacon Donald Dixon. The scholarship was established in Marshall's memory to honor Marshall's love for children. The vision of the Pleasant Grove Church Family is to keep Marshall's legacy alive by supporting the youth who have a desire to pursue higher education.

To date, the scholarship has been able to award over $50,000.00 to Pleasant Grove Church students, thanks to the generous contributions by Pleasant Grove Church disciples, friends, and family. Continued financial support is needed in order to keep Mr. Dixon's memory alive and to assist our children with their goals of higher education. Please feel free to
contact us with questions regarding the Academic Scholarship and how to contribute.

Guiding Principles

Impacting One Life At A Time

  • Our Mission


    To encourage youth to put God first in their lives, to carry Him to the classrooms and seek Him in all their endeavors.


    To encourage creative development to all youth in pursuit of academic excellence and a productive future through spiritual guidance.

  • Our Purpose

    The Marshall Brent Dixon Academic Excellence Scholarship will endeavor to meet the needs of our youth in various areas of their academic careers through supplemental funding which will assist in developing:

    Self-Awareness and Value
    Academic Support
    Career Development
    Financial Guidance

  • Our Objectives

    To promote parental involvement
    To partner with other youth ministries
    To collaborate with other youth advocates
    To provide mentorship

    To provide spiritual guidance
    To provide resources to enhance academic enhancement and career development
    To provide financial assistance and financial aid awareness

Scholarship Committee

Monica Dixon Perry, Chair
Billie Redmond, Co-Chair
Betty Dixon
Peggy Dixon
Clara Patricia Guess

Scholarships Awarded

Average Award

Total Funds Distributed

Scholarship Qualifications

  • High School Graduate
  • Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) 2.75
  • Active Pleasant Grove Church Disciple
  • Active Member in at Least One Ministry

Scholarship Graduates

The key to realizing a dream is to focus not on success but significance, and then even the small steps and little victories along your path will take on greater meaning.

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Dr. Bianka Reese

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

I am honored to have been a recipient of the Marshall Brent Dixon Scholarship during my entire undergraduate education between 2008-2012…

Chelsea Patillo

North Carolina State University

Hi PGC family! For those who don’t know me, my name is Chelsea Patillo and I am a former recipient of the Marshall Brent Dixon scholarship…

Lysandra Joseph

Mount Holyoke College

I will always be incredibly grateful for this scholarship, as it gave me the ability to focus on my studies without worrying about my finances. I was able to…

Gideon Dehaney

East Carolina University

The Marshall Brent Dixon Scholarship means/meant the world to me though. I am extremely appreciative for the opportunity and blessings…

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