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Rev. Dr. Johnnie M. Brown

Women in Ministry Scholarship

Presented by the 

Center of Healing and Wholeness (COHAW)

It is the desire of COHAW to provide a scholarship to help women to become more effective in helping the church to meet the need of expanding the kingdom of God.  Founded in honor of the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Johnnie M. Brown (1924 – 2004), the purpose of the Rev. Dr. Johnnie M. Brown scholarship is to inspire and encourage women to follow the leading of the Holy Spirit.  It is offered to women who are preparing for the ministry.

This scholarship is named for and honors Rev. Dr. Johnnie M. Brown.  She was born on January 9th, 1924, just outside of Montgomery, Alabama, in Phoenix, and grew up in Birmingham.  


Rev. Dr. Brown became an international evangelist, outstanding preacher, pastor, counselor and was one truly committed to the teachings of the Bible. Her greatest joy was seeing people coming to Christ and accepting Him as their personal savior. 

The Bible proclaims, “And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and you sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions.” Joel 2:28



1) Student must attend church and be a born again Christian.
2) Must attend a certified bible college. 
3) Possess leadership ability. 
4) Have and maintain a 3.0 GPA or above.
5) Write their autobiography.
6) Submit three letters of recommendations/their contact information.


APRIL 2023       
DEADLINE: Applications will be accepted up to but not beyond, DATE: April 30, 2023

MAY 2023    
INTERVIEW: This will take place before the COHAW Scholarship Review Committee, within 60 days after the deadline for applications. The interview date will be scheduled.  Selected candidates for an interview will receive a letter, phone call, or e-mail to notify them of the time and location of the interview. 

The names of the finalists will be proposed to and ratified by the general body of COHAW, after recommendations by the COHAW Scholarship Review Committee.  Those not selected will receive written notification.

The recipients of the awards will be informed that they have been chosen to receive the Rev. Dr. Johnnie M. Brown Women in Ministry Scholarship, and of their responsibilities in accepting the scholarship award. 

OCTOBER 2023            
The winner of the Rev. Dr. Johnnie M. Brown Women in Ministry Scholarship will be expected to attend, be announced, introduced, accept the scholarship, make brief acceptance remarks, and be photographed at the bi-annual COHAW Restoration Conference. 

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