East Zion Consolidated District Association


Celebrating 104 Years of Mission, Ministry and Service!

"Forging a New Destiny - The Beginning"

Dr. Kelly R. Booker, District Moderator

McKinley Brown / Lois Swain Scholarship


The Scholarship Committee was organized in 1996 to implement and develop criteria for awarding funds to youth of the East Zion Consolidated District.  Two (2) $500.00 scholarships will be awarded to two deserving youth in the District Association.  Criteria Includes::


  • The student must submit a typed or electronic application to the Scholarship Committee.  
  • The applicant must be an active member in the East Zion Consolidated District.  (A letter of recommendation from the EZCDA Youth Advisory Council or the EZCDA Youth Director/Jr. Laymen Director is required).   
  • The student must be a member of a financially active EZD Church.
  • The student must submit an official transcript with the application. (High school students must have a 3.0 GPA, or ranked in the 25% of the class).  (College students must have a 2.5 GPA).
  • Students must show proof of college enrollment. (Trade/Skill/Vocational schools are acceptable.  Military Academies or Military Training will not be accepted).

2021 Scholarship Recipients

The East Zion Consolidated District Association congratulates this Year’s McKinley Brown-Lois Swain Scholarship winners – Starr Murphy and Lionel Booker.  These young scholars have followed the guidelines required by the District and were awarded $500.00.

Ms. Starr Murphy

Starr, daughter of Melvin and Princess Murphy, is a 2021 graduate of Moore High School with a 3.24 GPA. She has served in several leadership positions in the EZCDA Youth Ministry and won several awards in the Juanita Arnold Oratorical. Starr is a member of First Baptist Church-Green Pastures, Rev.  R. L. Wandick, Pastor. Her dedication to her Youth Ministry include: Youth Announcement Clerk, Sunday School, Youth Usher, and Youth Choir.

Starr currently attends Rose State College with plans to major in Psychology with a career goal to become a Family Law Attorney.


Mr. Lionel McCade

Lionel, son of Rod and Denise McCade, is a 2021 graduate of Westmoore High School with a 3.25 GPA. He has devoted Christian leadership as a Youth Usher, Praise Team member, Youth Choir, and Drummer as a member of Bethlehem Star Baptist Church, Rev. Rodney Payne, Pastor. He has participated in the District Junior Laymen, the Western Regional, and the National 4-State Laymen Movement.

Lionel has received a Letter of Admission to the University of Oklahoma as a Bachelor of Science major.

Scholarship Committee Presents 2021 McKinley Brown / Lois Swain Scholarships

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Rev. Kenneth Sherrill, Sr., Scholarship Committee Chairman

Rev. Kelly R. Booker, EZCDA Moderator