the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

How to Apply


Eligibility requirements

  • Students must be enrolled full-time (8+ paid credit hours) in a master-level program at SBTS. Doctoral students are not eligible to apply for institutional scholarships.
  • Students must be taking courses at the Louisville campus. Online and extension center students are not eligible to apply.
    • Students taking both on-campus and Internet courses are eligible to apply if enrolled in a greater number of on-campus hours than online hours
  • Students must be admitted into a degree program. Non-degree seeking students are not eligible to receive financial aid.
  • Students must maintain good academic standing for eligibility. Students on academic warning, academic probation, or disciplinary probation are not eligible to apply.


How do I apply for an institutional scholarship?

  • Complete the Financial Aid Profile
    • Click on the PROFILE for the academic year during which you will enroll at SBTS to begin.
    • Select “Sign Up” under “Not a Member Yet?”
    • Students must create a username and password on the CollegeBoard website in order to complete the Financial Aid Profile.
    • Applicants should expect to reference their most recent tax return in order to complete the application and may be asked to provide parental financial data.
  • Submit all supporting documents (for Rice-Judson Scholarship or Women’s Auxiliary Scholarship) by the financial aid deadline.

*Please note: Students may receive only one institutional scholarship per academic year. Institutional scholarships may not be combined.


What institutional scholarships are available?

  • Learn more about SBTS scholarship opportunities here.



  • Continuing Students – June 1 of each year
  • Students entering Fall semester – July 15 for Rice-Judson applicants, August 1 for General Scholarship applicants
  • Students entering Spring semester – December 15 for Rice-Judson applicants, January 1 for General Scholarship applicants
That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.