Does the Church need to wait for the Application Period to close before Interviewing Applicants and Providing MTS with a Scholarship Recipient Recommendation?

A church may interview an applicant and also provide MTS with a scholarship recipient recommendation prior to the closure date for scholarship application period as long as the church is willing to consider an additional scholarship if a later application is also considered meritorious.

Please note that in the 3 years that MTS Scholarships have been running, I am not aware of a church receiving a later meritorious application, having already provided MTS with a scholarship recipient recommendation.