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Alabama

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Alabama Baptist Foundation
PO Box 241227
Montgomery, AL 36124-1227
Phone: (334) 394-2000
Email: tbfa@tbfa.org
Website: www.tbfa.org
Deadline: Apply between January 1 and March 31 for the upcoming academic year.
Description: Scholarships for college & seminary students who are residents of the State of Alabama, are members of an Alabama Baptist church, are full-time students and who maintain a 2.0 GPA. Awards are made only one time a year for the entire school year. Applicants must reapply each year. Click here for application and additional information.

Allyrae Wallace Educational Trust
PO Box 433
Camden, AL 36726
Phone: 334-682-4155
Deadline: mid-February
Description: Scholarships for undergraduate and master-level students who are residents of Wilcox County, AL. Applicants must maintain GPA of 2.0 and have financial need. To request an application, call the phone number above.

Central Alabama Community Foundation
PO Box 11587
Montgomery, AL 36111
Phone: 334-264-6223 or 334-263-6225
Fax: 334-263-6225
Email: Lynne Broach, VP Community Services, lynne.broach@cacfinfo.org
Website: www.cacfinfo.org
Deadline: April 1
Description: Scholarships are available with different eligibility requirements. A listing of scholarships and requirements are on the website. Click here for application and additional information.

Community Foundation of Calhoun County
PO Box 1826
Anniston, AL 36202-1826
Phone: 256-231-5160 ext. 26
Fax: 256-231-5161
Email: Eula Tatman, etatman@yourcommunityfirst.org
Website: www.yourcommunityfirst.org
Description: Scholarships are available with different eligibility requirements. A listing of scholarships and requirements are on the website. Click here for application and additional information.

Mary Anna Gilbert Scholarship
Calvary Baptist Church
1121 Paul W. Bryant Dr.
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
Phone: 205-758-0495
Email: calvary@calvarytuscaloosa.org
Website: www.calvarytuscaloosa.org
Description: Scholarships for full-time, undergraduate and master-level students. Members of Calvary Baptist Church and graduates of University of Alabama are given preference. To request an application email Calvary Baptist Church at above address.

Mary C. Easterling Scholarship
C/O South Trust Bank of Alabama
PO Box 1000
Anniston, AL 36202
Phone:  256-741-4000
Deadline: May 15
Description: Preference is given to Methodist students from Anniston, AL, but Protestants may apply as well. Applicant must demonstrate financial need. Award of $500. Written requests for application may be sent to the above address.

R. Keith Parks Woman’s Missionary Union Scholarship
PO Box 830010
Birmingham, AL  35283-0010
Phone: 205-408-5525
Fax: 205-995-4846
Email: Linda Lucas, llucas@wmu.org
Deadline: March 1
Description: For women committed to WMU related careers on the foreign mission field.

WMU Alabama Baptist Convention
PO Box 11870
Montgomery, AL 36111
Phone: 1-800-264-1225 or 334-288-2460 ext. 225
Email: Dr. Cynthia Hicks, hickslcp@yahoo.com
Website: www.alabamawmu.org
Deadline: May 1
Description: Applicants must be a woman from Alabama with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and planning to take a minimum of 9 hours. Applicants may request an application by phone at any time for the following year. Email Cynthia Hicks at email above to request an application.

 

Alaska

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Alaska Baptist Foundation
1750 O’Malley Road
Anchorage, AK 99507-1371
Phone: 907-770-0581
Website: www.alaskabaptistfoundation.com
Deadline: April 30
Description: Applicants must have been an Alaskan resident for at least two years prior to applying and must maintain Alaska residency if attending a school in another state.  Applicants must be a member of a church that is in good standing with the Alaska Baptist Convention, and must have surrendered to the call to ministry before the age of 25.

 

Arizona

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Arizona Community Foundation
2201 East Camelback Road Suite 202
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Phone: 602-381-1400
Fax: 602-381-1575
Website: www.azfoundation.org
Deadline: Varies
Description: Various scholarships are available with different eligibility requirements. Applications available on the website.

Community Foundation of Southern Arizona
2250 East Broadway
Tucson, AZ 85719
Phone: 520-770-0800
Fax: 520-770-1500
Website: http://www.cfsoaz.org/cfsa/
Deadline: February 1
Description: Various scholarships are available with different eligibility requirements. Applications available on the website.

Rice Family Scholarship Trust
The Rice Family Scholarship Committee
First Southern Baptist Church
3100 West Camelback Road
Phoenix, Arizona 85017
Phone: 602-242-6104
Fax: 602-589-6448
Deadline: June 1
Description: Applicants must be pursuing an education in preparation for full-time Christian ministry upon graduation.  Priority will be given to students who are members of First Southern Baptist Church, Phoenix and, secondly, to members of another Southern Baptist Church in the Central Association (Phoenix, AZ). Applications must be mailed to above address. Click here for application and additional information.

 

Arkansas

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Arkansas Baptist Convention Harriet E. Pryor Scholarship
525 West Capitol Avenue
PO Box 552
Little Rock, AR 72203
Phone: 501-376-4791
Fax: 501-374-2754
Email: Vera Clancy, vclancy@absc.org
Deadline: March 1
Description: Must be resident of Arkansas preparing to serve with the International or North America Mission Board. For more information, please contact Vera Clancy at vclancy@absc.org.

Arkansas Baptist Foundation
10117 Kanis Road
Little Rock, AR 72205
Phone: (800) 798-0969 or  501-376-0732
Fax: 501-376-3831
Website: www.abf.org
Description: Applications are available on the website.

  • Suttle Scholarship- Master level students who are preparing for full-time church related vocation or an appointment with NAMB or IMB. Must be enrolled full-time. Award- $1200. Deadline- March 1.
  • Medical Missions Scholarship- Boyce or masters-level students preparing for Southern Baptist  medical missionary service. Deadline- July 1
  • Mandy Coats Scholarship- Arkansas high school seniors who will attend Boyce College on a full-time basis. Must be an active member of a church and/or other Christian organization. Deadline- April 1

Arkansas Baptist State Convention
Fred Bridges Memorial Scholarship
Deadline: June 1
Description: Applicants must be members of an Arkansas Baptist Church and seeking a degree in vocational ministry in music. One time scholarship of $500. Applications sent to qualifying Arkansas churches in March/April each year. Applicants should contact their church to receive information about this scholarship.

Arkansas Community Foundation
700 South Rock Street
Little Rock, AR 72202
Phone: 501-372-1116
Website: http://www.arcf.org
Deadline: Varies
Description: Various scholarships are available through the foundation, with various eligibility requirements. Not all requirements are based in Arkansas residency.

Arkansas Rural Endowment Loan
1306 West Fourth
PO Box 750
Little Rock, AR  72203-0750
Phone: 1-800-232-5505
Fax: 877-375-8625
Website: www.aref.org
Description: Loan for Arkansas students only.

Timothy Fund Scholarship
Second Baptist Church
709 Oak Street
Clarksville, AR 72830
Phone: 479-754-2930
Deadline: June 30 for Fall, October 31 for Spring
Description: Applicants must demonstrate a definite call to Christian Ministry. Applicants must be a member of a Southern Baptist Church in the Clear Creek Baptist Association of Arkansas. Click here for additional information.

 

California

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Bohnett Memorial Foundation
7981 168th Avenue NE Suite 220
Redmond, WA 98052
Phone: 425-883-0208
Fax: 425-883-2729
E-mail: Jamie Bohnett, jnbohnett@aol.com
Deadline: Applications are reviewed in March, June, September, and December.
Description: Applicants must demonstrate a genuine faith in God, and be from Western Washington, California, Colorado, or Hawaii. Applicants must demonstrate a pattern of volunteer service in church or community. A written request for an application may be sent to the above address. The request should include: (a) an introduction of the individual, (b) a summary of the applicant’s degree program, (c) the total amount of the funds that are needed for the program,  and (d) how this program will help achieve the furthering your personal goals.

California Southern Baptist Convention
678 East Shaw Avenue
Fresno, CA 93710-7704
Phone: 559-229-9533 x263
Fax: 559-229-2824
Website: www.csbc.com
Deadline: At least one month before semester starts (preferably sooner). Only available for fall and spring semesters.
Description: Applicants must be from California, college or seminary students preparing for Christian service, enrolled in at least 9 hours, and involved in some type of approved ministry with a Southern Baptist church. Click here for application and additional information.

Hinkley Fund Scholarships
3308 Plateau Drive
Belmont, CA 94002
Description: Applicants must be residents of California, and working on a degree in the “helping” professions, including ministry. Written requests for applications may be sent to the above address.

 

Colorado

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Colorado Baptist General Convention
7393 S. Alton Way
Centennial, CO 80112-2372
Phone: 888-771-2480
Website: www.saturatecolorado.com
Email: Leslie Mauldin, lmauldin@cbgc.org
Deadline: March 1
Description: Full-time students from Colorado may apply. For eligibility requirements and applications email Ms. Mauldin.

The Community Foundation of Greeley and Weld County
711 Eighth Avenue
Greeley, CO 80631
Phone: 970-304-9970
Fax: 970-352-1271
Website: http://www.greeleyweldcomfound.org/
Deadline: March 15
Description: Various scholarships are available through the foundation, with different eligibility requirements. Click here for application and additional information.

Denver Foundation
950 South Cherry Street Suite 200
Denver, CO 80246
Phone: 303-200-1790
Fax: 303-330-6547
E-mail: information@denverfoundation.org
Website: www.denverfoundation.org
Deadline: Varies
Description: Various scholarships are available through the foundation, with different eligibility requirements. Click here for application and more information.

 

Connecticut

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Currently, SBTS is not aware of any scholarships specifically for students from Connecticut. Please browse the miscellaneous scholarships posted here.

 

Delaware

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Maryland/Delaware WMU
10255 Old Columbia Road
Columbia, MD 21046
Phone: 410-290-5290
Website: http://bcmd.org/
Deadline: March 1 for fall semester, September 1 for spring semester
Description: Students who are residents of Maryland or Delaware, a member of an SBC church, and planning to serve in missions, career WMU, or men’s ministries. Click here for application and additional information.

 

Washington, DC

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The Calvary Foundation
Calvary United Methodist Church
2315 South Grant Street
Arlington, VA 22202-2548
Phone: 703-892-5185”
Email: foundation@calmeth.org
Website: http://calmeth.org/
Deadline: April 15
Description: Preference given to residents of Virginia, Washington D.C., and Maryland. Applicants must be of excellent moral character, and show academic promise. Applicants must demonstrate financial need. Preference is given to members of CUMC, but others may apply. Click here for application and additional information.

District of Columbia Baptist Convention
1628 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC  20009-3099
Phone: 202-265-1526

Eastern Star Training Awards for Religious Leadership
1618 New Hampshire Avenue NW
Washington DC 20009
Website: www.easternstar.org
Description: Scholarships for students who are taking classes that will lead to a degree in some field of religious leadership. Students should apply through the Grand Secretary of their local grand chapter.

Memorial Baptist Church Scholarship
1100 17th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036
Description: Baptist seminary students from DC Baptist Convention.

WMU of Washington, DC
Deadline: August 1
Description:  Applicant must be an outstanding student with a permanent visa who plans to work for second generation in Korean-American church.

 

Florida

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Beulah Baptist Association
PO Box 1316
Lake City, FL 32056-1316
Phone: 386-752-6212
Website: www.loveandserve.com
Description: Students from the Lake City area receive first consideration, but other Floridians may apply.

Florida Baptist Church Music Conference
1230 Hendricks Avenue
Jacksonville, FL 32207
Phone: 1-800-226-8584 ext. 8180
Description: Applicants must be from the state of Florida, and seeking a degree in Church Music.

Florida Baptist Convention WMU
1230 Hendricks Avenue
Jacksonville, FL  32207
Phone: 1-800-226-8584  ext. 3141
Email: Annette Clay, aclay@flbaptist.org
Deadline: February
Description: Applicants must be single women from the state of Florida attending a Southern Baptist Seminary and feel a calling towards a career in missions.

Florida Baptist Foundation
1320 Hendricks Ave., Suite 2
Jacksonville, FL 32207
Phone: 800-780-0325, ext. 221
Description: To obtain an application or to get more detailed information, please contact the Foundation.

Florida Baptist Foundation Loans
Florida Baptist Foundation
1230 Hendricks Avenue
Jacksonville, FL 32207-8696
Phone: 1-800-780-0325 ext. 221
Email: info@floridabaptist.org
Website: http://www.floridabaptist.org/studentloans
Description: Loans are awarded in amounts up to $2,500 per calendar year with a lifetime maximum of $6,000. Click here for application and additional information.

Florida Order of the Eastern Star
PO Box 97
Bonifay, FL. 32425-0097
Phone: 850-547-9199
Fax: 850-547-9299
Email: Linda Dudley, grandsecretary@floridaoes.org
Website: http://www.floridaoes.org
Deadline: June 1, December 1
Description: Scholarships for students who are taking classes that will lead to a degree in some field of religious leadership. For application and additional information click here and select ESTARL application.

George Snow Scholarship Fund
998 South Federal Highway Suite 203
Boca Raton, FL 33432
Phone: 561-347-6799
Fax: 561-347-6380
Email: info@scholarship.org
Website: www.scholarship.org
Deadline: February 1
Description: Applicant must have graduated from a high school in Palm Beach County, FL or North Broward County, FL. Applicants must demonstrate community involvement, and financial need.

J. Hughes and Earle W. Fellows Memorial Fund
Pensacola Junior College
1000 College Blvd.
Pensacola, FL 32504
Phone: 850-471-4546
Email: Ms. Virginia Santoni, vsantoni@pensacolastate.edu
Description: Loans to students of theology who are residents of counties in Northwest Florida counties including Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton. Contact Ms. Santoni to request an application. Click here for additional information.

University Baptist Church
Riviera Dr. at Segovia
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Phone: (305)448-4425
Description: For current or former members of a church affiliated with the Florida Baptist Convention who are pursuing a Church Music degree. Click here for application.

 

Georgia

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Baptist Women in Ministry
Sara Owen Etheridge Student Scholarship
C/O Darlene Flaming
1400 Coleman Ave.
Macon, GA 31207
Phone: 478-746-6592
Email: bwimga@gmail.com
Website: bwimga.org
Deadline: March 1
Description: Scholarships available for Baptist women who are residents of Georgia. Must have completed at least 30 hours of seminary education at either masters or doctoral level.  Click here for application and additional information.

Churches Homes Foundation, Inc.
3560 Lenox Road
Suite 2400
Atlanta, GA 30326
Fax: 404-995-3053
Email: Ms. Faye White, faye.white@marsh.com
Deadline: Applications are reviewed in March 20, June 19, September 25, and December 20
Description: Applicant must be a resident of GA with financial need and a commitment to community service. Click here for application.

Georgia Baptist Foundation
2930 Flowers Rd. South
Atlanta, GA 30341-5562
Phone: 770-452-8338
Deadline: September 15 Fall, February 15 Spring (for students who did not apply for fall)
Description: Scholarships for full-time seminary students studying at the Louisville campus who were endorsed by a church affiliated with the Georgia Baptist Convention and a Georgia resident at the time of enrollment. Click here for application.

Georgia Baptist Woman’s Missionary Union
2930 Flowers Road, South
Atlanta, GA  30341-5532
Phone: 770-455-0404
Website: www.georgiawmu.org
Deadline: March 1
Description: Applicant must be from the state of Georgia, have financial need, and be involved in the WMU. Applicant must also be accepted into a Baptist seminary and show ability and commitment to Christian service. Click here for application.

Student Aid Foundation Loan
2550 Sandy Plains Road, Suite 225
Marietta, GA 30066
Phone: 770-973-7077
Email: Cathy.Reynolds@StudentAidFoundation.org
Website: http://studentaidfoundation.org/
Description: $2,500 (undergraduate) and $3,000 (graduate) loan for full-time women who are residents of GA. Click here for application.

Ty Cobb Educational Foundation
P.O. Box 937
Sharpsburg, GA 30277
Email: tycobb@mindspring.com
Website: www.tycobbfoundation.com
Deadline: June 15
Boyce students who are residents of Georgia, have demonstrated financial need, and have
completed at least 30 semester hours of academic credits with an average of “B” or higher.  Click here for application and additional information.

 

Hawaii

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Alternate Energy Inc. Scholarship

803 Ahua Street
Honolulu, HI 96819
Phone: 808-842-5853
Fax: 808-847-7594
Email: scholarship@alternateenergyhawaii.com
Website: http://www.alternateenergyhawaii.com/scholarship
Deadline: Late July
Description: Scholarship ($1,000) for undergraduate or graduate level students from Hawaii based on essay contest. See website for more information.

Hawaii Baptist Convention Scholarship
2042 Vancouver Dr.
Honolulu, HI 96822
Website: http://www.hpbaptist.net/
Description: Scholarships for students who are members of a Baptist church that is affiliated with the Hawaii Pacific Baptist Convention.

Hawaii Community Foundation
1164 Bishop St., Sutie 800
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: 808-537-6333
Email: scholarships@hcf-hawaii.org
Website: www.hawaiicommunityfoundation.org
Deadline: February 20
Description: Scholarships for undergraduate and master-level students who are residents of Hawaii, demonstrate financial need and are full-time with a GPA of 2.7 or above. Click here for application.

Juliett M. Atherton Scholarship
Atherton Family Foundation
827 Fort Street Mall
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: 808-566-5524
Fax: 808-521-6286
Email: foundations@hcf-hawaii.org
Website: http://www.athertonfamilyfoundation.org
Deadline: February 22
Description: Scholarships for individuals from Hawaii with financial need pursuing graduate theological studies with the goal of ordination.

Shiraki Memorial Foundation
2042 Vancouver Drive
Honolulu, HI  96822
Phone: 808-946-9581 Ext. 238
Fax: 808-941-2309
Email: Stanley K. Togikawa, stogikawa@compuserve.com
Description: Scholarships for students from Hawaii.

 

Idaho

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Currently, SBTS is not aware of any scholarships specifically for students from Idaho. Please browse the miscellaneous scholarships posted here.

 

Illinois

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Baptist Foundation of Illinois
3085 Stevenson Drive
Springfield, IL 62703
Phone: 217-391-3116
Website: baptistfoundationil.org
Deadline: Late January
Description: Annual scholarships for undergraduate and master- level Illinois students who are members in good standing for at least one year of an Illinois Baptist Church cooperating with Illinois Baptist State Association. Students must be full-time for both fall and spring semesters. Look for scholarship page on website. Application period December 1-January 31.

Edward Arthur Mellinger Educational Foundation, Inc.
Mellinger Building
PO Box 770
Mammoth, IL 61462
Email: info@mellinger.org
Website: www.mellinger.org
Deadline: May 1
Description: Students must be residents of the following counties: Fulton, Henderson, Knox, McDonough, Mercer, and Warren. Applications available on the website from February 1 to May 1.

Grand Encampment Knights Templar Educational Foundation
5097 N. Elston Suite 101
Chicago, IL   60630
Description: Loans for students who are legal residents of the Division (state) to which application is being made. Applications available at written request.

Illinois WMU
3085 Stevenson Drive
PO Box 19247
Springfield, IL  62794-9247
Phone: 217-786-2600
Email: Marsha Johnson, marshajohnson@ibsa.org
Deadline March 15
Description: For students who have participated in mission organizations and are preparing for a career in missions or mission education. Must be active in a church of Illinois Baptist State Convention.

Katzburg Education Fund Loan
Bensenville Home Society
331 S. York Road
Bensenville, IL  60106
Phone: 630-776-5800 ext. 224
Deadline: June 30, December 1
Description: Interest-free loans to students who are of the Protestant faith and residents of Illinois. Preference will be given to theological students. Applicants must be full-time students who are enrolled in a four-year program and must have a “B” average. Loan repayment begins after one year and must be completed by the fifth year.

Opal Dancey Memorial Foundation
PO Box 1137
Bath, OH  44210
Email: applicants@opaldanceygrants.org
Website: www.opaldanceygrants.org
Deadline: April 15
Description: Scholarships for master-level students from IL, IN, MI, MN, NY, OH, PA, or WI. Click here for application and additional information.

The Presbytery of Chicago
Higgins Scholarship Coordinator
Presbytery of Chicago
815 W. Van Buren St, Suite #500
Chicago, IL 60607-2619
Phone: 312-488-3000
Fax: 312-488-3044Email: gfoster@chicagopresbytery.org
Website: http://www.chicagopresbytery.org
Deadline: March 31
Description: Scholarships available ($2,000-$5,000) for full-time degree students at the master or doctoral level, preparing for church occupations.  Click here for application and additional information.

 

Indiana

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Indiana Baptist Foundation
900 North High School Rd.
Indianapolis, IN 46214
Phone: 1-800-444-5424
Fax: 317-241-9875
Email: Mary Brown, mbrown@scbi.org
Website: www.inbaptistfoundation.com
Deadline: March 1
Description: For students from Indiana attending Boyce or the Seminary. Click here for application and additional information.

Opal Dancey Memorial Foundation
PO Box 1137
Bath, OH  44210
Email: applicants@opaldanceygrants.org
Website: www.opaldanceygrants.org
Deadline: April 15
Description: Scholarships for master-level students from IL, IN, MI, MN, NY, OH, PA, or WI. Click here for application and additional information.

 

Iowa

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Adora S. Jones Ministerial Trust

Salem United Methodist Church
225 First Avenue SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52405
Phone: 319-396-5479
Email: Robert D. Thompson, robertdtia@msn.com
Deadline: November 1
Description: Applicants must be studying for ministry in the Methodist, Presbyterian, Baptist, and Congregational Churches. Applicants must have been residents of Iowa prior to entering college. Contact Mr. Thompson at the e-mail address above to request an application.

Baptist Convention of Iowa
Betty Jo McFerron Scholarship Fund
2400 86th Street, Suite 27
Des Moines, IA 50322
Phone: 515-278-1566
Website: http://bciowa.org
Description: Applicants must be from the state of Iowa, be high school graduates, have good moral character, and show financial need. Applicants must be active members of a Southern Baptist Church and must be preparing for full-time Christian service.

Edward Arthur Mellinger Educational Foundation, Inc.
Mellinger Building
PO Box 770
Mammoth, IL 61462
Email: info@mellinger.org
Website: www.mellinger.org
Deadline: May 1
Description: Students must be residents of the following counties: Fulton, Henderson, Knox, McDonough, Mercer, and Warren. Applications available on the website from February 1 to May 1.

Myron J. Walker Scholarship
c/o The School of Religion
University of Iowa
314 Gilmore Hall
Iowa City, IA 52242-1376
Phone: 319-335-2164
Deadline: March 1
Description: Applicants must be from the state of Iowa, and demonstrate financial need. Graduates of the University of Iowa are given preference, and applicants must be studying for full time ministry. Written requests for an application may be sent to the above address. Click here for additional information.

William B. Small Trust
2709 Fairlane Ave.
Waterloo, IA 50702
Phone: 319-234-9991
Deadline: May 1
Description: Preference given to applicants from the state of Iowa, then to states contiguous to Iowa. Applicants must be enrolled full-time in a Masters of Divinity degree. Written requests for applications may be sent to the above address.

 

Kansas

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Kansas Nebraska Convention of Southern Baptists

5410 SW 7th St
Topeka, KS 66606-2398
Phone: 785-228-6800 ext. 806
Email: Peg Davis at pdavis@kncsb.org 
Website: www.kncsb.org
Description:

  • Allison Smith Memorial Fund- Scholarships for students committed to full-time Christian service for students from a Kansas-Nebraska Southern Baptist church and attending any Southern Baptist seminary.
  • Christian Higher Education Fund- Scholarships to students attending Southern Baptist colleges, universities and seminaries, from churches in the KNCSB.
  • Delbert M. & Mary M. Baxter Memorial Endowment Fund- Scholarships to students attending Southern Baptist colleges, universities and seminaries.
  • Wilbur Noble Memorial Scholarship Fund- Scholarships for students attending any Southern Baptist college, university, or seminary who are in training for ministry or missionary service.  The scholarship is not intended for doctoral students.

 

Kentucky

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Harrodsburg Baptist Foundation

Harrodsburg Baptist Church
312 South Main Street
Harrodsburg, KY  40330
Phone: 606-734-2339
Email: hbf1954@harrosburgbaptist.org
Website: www.harrodsburgbaptist.org
Description: Applicants must be full-time and on-campus. Applicants must be members of a Baptist church, and preference is given in the following order: (1) Harrodsburg Baptist Church member (2) Member of another Mercer County, Kentucky Baptist Church (3) Member of a Kentucky Baptist Church. Click here for application and additional information.

Louis Edward Nicklies Scholarship Fund
Richard Carnes
PNC Institutional Investment Group
101 South Fifth St.
37th Floor
Louisville, KY 40202
Phone: 502-581-2967 or 502-581-2156
Email: Traci Chism, traci.chism@pnc.com
Deadline: Late March
Description: Scholarships for undergraduate, masters-level and doctoral students enrolled in 12+ credit hours who have graduated from a high school located in Jefferson County, KY. Click here for application and additional information. (Be sure to complete the application for the correct academic year).

Kentucky Baptist Foundation
PO Box 436389
Louisville, KY   40253-6389
Phone: 502-489-3533
Deadline: April 15
Description: Must be a Kentucky resident for at least one year and a member, in good standing, of a cooperating affiliated Baptist church as defined in Article III of the KBC Constitution.

  • Ruby King Scholarship: Full-time master-level or Boyce students who are committed to some aspect of full-time Christian service. Click here for application.
  • Burnie Tichenor Memorial Fund: Full-time master-level students enrolled in a ministerial or missionary program. Click here for application.
  • Chester A. Igleheart Scholarship: Full-time master-level students who are preparing for service through NAMB or IMB. Click here for application.
  • Portland Baptist Church Endowment: Full-time Boyce students who live in the Portland area. Click here for application.

M.H. Tuggle Scholarship
The Community Foundation of Louisville
Waterfront Plaza, Suite 1110
325 West Main Street
Louisville, KY 40202
Phone: 502-585-4649
Email: info@cflouisville.org
Website: www.cflouisville.org
Deadline: March 1
Description: Scholarships for students with financial need from Jefferson County with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. Preference given to minority students. Application available in mid-December. Click here for application and additional information.

Mae Elizabeth Kaufman and Theresa Coffman Scholarship Trust Fund
JP Morgan – Private Client Services
Attn: Kaufman Scholarship Committee
P. O. Box 227237
Dallas, TX 75222-7237
Deadline: March 24
Description: Available to students enrolled in a full-time Doctor of Divinity degree or its equivalent. Applicants must be a legal resident of the Louisville area and must be 30 or under prior to beginning of his/her first year of study towards degree. Click here for application.

WMU, Kentucky Baptist Convention
PO Box 436569
Louisville, KY   40253-6569
Phone: 502-489-3534
Website: www.kywmu.org/scholarships
Deadline: Feb. 15
Description: Visit the website above for applications and reference forms.

  • Janie Cree Bose Anderson Scholarship- Scholarship for a full-time female Boyce or SBTS student with financial need. Must be a member of a SBC church and have a GPA or 2.7 or higher.
  • Rubye D. Wetterer Scholarship- Scholarship for a Kentucky student preparing for a vocational career in missions or WMU work. Must be a member of a SBC church and have a GPA or 2.7 or higher. Students from Severns Valley Baptist Church in Elizabethtown, KY receive preference.
  • Mrs. George B. Eager Scholarship- Scholarship for a full-time, second year, female student from KY preparing for missions, social work, or WMU leadership. Must be a member of a SBC church and have a GPA or 2.7 or higher.

 

Louisiana

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First Baptist Church Scholarship
543 Ockley Drive
Shreveport, LA 71106
Phone: 318-865-8414
Fax: 318-865-8450
Email: Miriam Durrett, miriam@sbcs.org
Website: http://www.fbcshreveport.org
Description: Scholarship for members of First Baptist Church Shreveport. Contact church for application.

Nelda Seale Scholarship
Louisiana Baptist Convention
PO Box 311
Alexandria, LA 71309
Phone: 800-622-6549 or 318-448-3402
Email: WMM@LBC.org
Website: www.lbc.org/women
Deadline: June 15
Description: Scholarships ($1,200/year) for missions pastors seeking a Diploma of Christian Ministries or a Master’s Degree who are enrolled in at least 6 credit hours and endorsed by a DOM and the sponsoring church pastor. Application available Sept. 1-June 10. Click here for application and additional information.

Parkview Baptist Church Scholarship
Louisiana Baptist Foundation
PO Box 311
Alexandria, LA 71309
Phone: 1-877-523-4636 or 318-445-4495
Email: K. Wayne Taylor, Executive Director, wayne@LBFinfo.org
Deadline: July 15
Description: Scholarships ($1,000/year) for Louisiana residents who are members of a SBC church. Click here for more information.

WMU Scholarship
Louisiana Baptist Convention
PO Box 311
Alexandria, LA 71309
Phone: 800-622-6549 or 318-448-3402
Email: WMM@LBC.org
Website: www.lbc.org/women
Deadline: June 15
Description: Scholarships ($1,600/year) for full-time, female, master-level students who are a graduate of a Louisiana high school or long-term resident of Louisiana and are members of a SBC church. Application available Sept. 1-June 10. Click here for application and additional information.

 

Maine

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Currently, SBTS is not aware of any scholarships specifically for students from Maine. Please browse the miscellaneous scholarships posted here.

 

Maryland

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The Calvary Foundation
Calvary United Methodist Church
2315 South Grant Street
Arlington, VA 22202-2548
Phone: 703-892-5185
Email: foundation@calmeth.org
Website: http://calmeth.org/
Deadline: April 15
Description: Preference given to residents of Virginia, Washington D.C., and Maryland. Applicants must be of excellent moral character, and show academic promise. Applicants must demonstrate financial need. Preference is given to members of CUMC, but others may apply. Click here for application and more information.

Maryland/Delaware WMU
10255 Old Columbia Road
Columbia, MD 21046
Phone: 410-290-5290
Website: http://bcmd.org/
Deadline: March 1 for fall semester, September 1 for spring semester
Description: Scholarships for students who are residents of Maryland or Delaware, a member of an SBC church, and planning to serve in missions, career WMU, or men’s ministries. Click here for application and additional information.

Massachusetts

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Currently, SBTS is not aware of any scholarships specifically for students from Massachusetts. Please browse the miscellaneous scholarships posted here.

Michigan

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Baptist Convention of Michigan 
8420 Runyan Lake Road
Fenton, MI 48430
Phone: 810-714-1907
Fax: 810-714-1955
Website:  www.bscm.org
Description: Contact the convention at the above address for more information.

Merel F. Keck and Maggie M. Keck Scholarship 
Phone: 734-242-1976
Website: www.cfmonroe.org
Deadline: March 1
Description: Applicant must be a male graduate of any Monroe County, Michigan high school. Must maintain a 3.0 GPA. Click here for application and additional information.

Opal Dancey Memorial Foundation
PO Box 1137
Bath, OH  44210
Email: applicants@opaldanceygrants.org
Website: www.opaldanceygrants.org
Deadline: April 15
Description: Scholarships for master-level students from IL, IN, MI, MN, NY, OH, PA, or WI. Click here for application and additional information.

 

Minnesota

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Bush Leadership Fellows Program
332 Minnesota Street
St. Paul, MN 55101
Phone: 651-227-0891
Email: BushFellows@bushfoundation.org
Website: http://www.bushfoundation.org
Description: Must be a resident of Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, or Northwest Wisconsin. Must be employed full-time for 5 years with experience including policy-making or administrative capacity. Click here  for application and additional information.

Opal Dancey Memorial Foundation
PO Box 1137
Bath, OH  44210
Email: applicants@opaldanceygrants.org
Website: www.opaldanceygrants.org
Deadline: April 15
Description: Scholarships for master-level students from IL, IN, MI, MN, NY, OH, PA, or WI. Click here for application and additional information.

 

Mississippi

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Elgar and Luene Waycaster Ministerial Scholarship
Beverly Williams
CREATE Foundation, Inc.
PO Box 1053
Tupelo, MS 38802
Phone: 662-844-8989
Fax: 662-844-8149
Email: beverly@createfoundation.com
Website: www.createfoundation.com
Deadline: July 15
Description: Scholarship of $1,000 for students entering seminary and enrolled in a religious study program. Click here for application and additional information.

Mississippi Baptist Foundation Scholarship
PO Box 530
Jackson, MS 39205
Phone: 601-292-3211
Website: www.mbcb.org
Deadline: May 31
Description: Applicants must be members, in good standing, of a Baptist Church that is a member of the Mississippi Baptist Convention, enrolled as a full-time student, and maintain a 2.5 GPA. Application opens January 1.  Click here for application and additional information.

Mississippi WMU
PO Box 530
Jackson, MS 39205
Phone: 601-968-3800
Deadline: April 15
Description: Scholarships for second year students from Mississippi considering careers relating to mission service.

Tommy and Flossie Cross Memorial Scholarship
First Baptist Church
PO Box 87
Newton, MS 39345
Phone: 601-683-2066
Fax: 601-683-3750
Website: www.fbnewton.org
Deadline: August 15, January 15
Description: Scholarships for undergraduate or graduate students studying full-time who are committed to vocational ministry and have a GPA of 2.0 or above. Click here for application and additional information.

 

Missouri

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Grand Lodge of Missouri Scholarships
Grand Lodge Office
6033 Masonic Drive, Suite B
Columbia, MO 65202
Phone: 573-474-8561
Deadline: March 31
Description: For students graduating from high school in Missouri and attending Boyce College. Click here for application and additional information.

Madge N. Truex Loan, Missouri WMU
636 Woodchuck Lane
Lake St. Louis, MO 63367
Phone: 636-625-4394
Email: Joan Dotson, dotson12@charter.net
Description: Female seminary students who are training for a full-time church-related vocation may apply. Preference is given to applicants born in Missouri. Click here for additional information.

 

Montana

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Currently, SBTS is not aware of any scholarships specifically for students from Montana. Please browse the miscellaneous scholarships posted here.

 

Nebraska

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Hamilton Community Foundation, Inc.
PO Box 283
Aurora, NE  68818
Phone: 402-694-3200
Email: hcfscholarship@hamilton.net
Website: http://hcfne.org/scholarships/
Deadline: mid-March
Description: Scholarships for graduating seniors from Hamilton County high schools. Multiple scholarship options. Click here for application and additional information.

Kansas Nebraska Convention of Southern Baptists
5410 SW 7th St
Topeka, KS 66606-2398
Phone: 785-228-6800 ext. 806
Email: Peg Davis at pdavis@kncsb.org 
Website: www.kncsb.org
Description:

  • Allison Smith Memorial Fund- Scholarships for students committed to full-time Christian service for students from a Kansas-Nebraska Southern Baptist church and attending any Southern Baptist seminary.
  • Christian Higher Education Fund- Scholarships to students attending Southern Baptist colleges, universities and seminaries, from churches in the KNCSB.
  • Delbert M. & Mary M. Baxter Memorial Endowment Fund- Scholarships to students attending Southern Baptist colleges, universities and seminaries.
  • Wilbur Noble Memorial Scholarship Fund- Scholarships for students attending any Southern Baptist college, university, or seminary who are in training for ministry or missionary service.  The scholarship is not intended for doctoral students.

 

Nevada

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Nevada Baptist Foundation
406 California Ave
Reno, NV  89509
Phone: 775-786-0406
Website: http://nbcsbc.org
Description: Scholarship for students endorsed by a Nevada Baptist affiliated church.

 

New Hampshire

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International order of the King’s Daughters and Sons
Mrs. Percy Robinson
30 Oak Street
Dover, NH 03820
Phone: 603-742-2382
Description: For residents of New Hampshire who are pursuing full-time Christian education. Must have completed one year of study.

 

New Jersey

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New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs
55 Labor Center Way
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Phone: 1-800-456-7392
Deadline: March 1
Description: Scholarships for female graduate or doctoral students from New Jersey. Applicants must demonstrate financial need. Request application prior to February 1 and include a self-addressed, stamped envelope.

 

New Mexico

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Baptist Convention of New Mexico
PO Box 94485
Albuquerque, NM  87199Phone: 505-924-2316
Website: www.bcnm.com

WMU of New Mexico
Deadline: March 15
Email:Kim Treece, ktreece@bcnm.com
Description: Click here for additional information.

  • Bernice F. Elliott Memorial- Scholarships for female Boyce or SBTS students committed to full-time Christian service with financial need and a WMU background.
  • Woman’s Missionary Union- Applicants can be male or female, must be from the state of New Mexico, and demonstrate financial need.  Must be involved with Missions Education, a member affiliated with the Baptist Convention of New Mexico and has a heart for missions.

Missions Mobilization
Email: Cricket Pairett, cpairett@bcnm.com
Description: Click here for additional information.

  • Gladys Eickhoff Memorial- New Mexico students attending seminary with consideration given to students enrolled Doctor of Ministry Program. Deadline: July 1 for fall semester; December 1 for spring semester.
  • Ira L. and Mary L. Harrison Memorial- College or seminary student, evangelistic or Native Americans.  Student pursuing Indian Christian education and Indian evangelistic work. Deadlines Jan 1, April 1, July 1, and September 1.
  • Language Scholarship- Ethnic member of a cooperating language church, recommended by pastor. Deadline: July 1 for fall; December 1 for spring semester.

Leadership Development
Email: Nancy Faucett, nfaucett@bcnm.com
Deadline: April 15
Description: Click here for additional information.

  • New Mexico Singing Churchmen- Scholarship for New Mexico resident, active in a Southern Baptist Church, called to vocational music ministry with a 3.0 GPA.  Must be a music major and enrolled full-time in college or seminary.

Spanish Baptist Convention of New Mexico
Phone: 505-828-0263
Email: Mary Gomez, mgomez@bcnm.com
Deadline: May 1
Description: Scholarship for a Hispanic student surrendered to full-time Christian service and a member of a Spanish Baptist Convention church.

New Mexico Baptist Foundation
PO Box 16560
Albuquerque, NM  87191-6560
Phone: 505-332-3777
Email: foundation@nmbf.com
Deadline: April 15
Description: Various scholarships for New Mexico students. Click here for additional information. 

 

New York

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Baptist Convention of New York
Church Growth Division
6538 Baptist Way
East Syracuse, NY 13057
Phone: 315-433-1001  ext.102
Website:  www.bcnysbc.org
Deadline: March 1
Description: Awarded to individuals from churches affiliated with the Baptist Convention of New York who are enrolled full time in college or seminary, and maintain a C average. Click here for application and additional information.

Opal Dancey Memorial Foundation
PO Box 1137
Bath, OH  44210
Email: applicants@opaldanceygrants.org
Website: www.opaldanceygrants.org
Deadline: April 15
Description: Scholarships for master-level students from IL, IN, MI, MN, NY, OH, PA, or WI. Click here for application and additional information.

Antoinette Brown Blackwell Committee
PO Box 133
Henrietta, NY  14467
Phone: 716-334-1296
Deadline: February 28
Description: Applicants must be full-time students and a legal resident of Henrietta, NY. Selection is based on leadership abilities, personal goals, and academic potential. Award of $400.

 

North Carolina

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Bullard Family Scholarship Fund

North Carolina Baptist Foundation
201 Convention Drive
Cary, NC  27512
Phone: 919-380-7334 or 800-521-7334  ext.124
Website: www.ncbaptist foundation.org
Deadline: January 15
Description: Scholarships for students from North Carolina who are members of a church associated with the North Carolina Baptist State Convention (or have parents that are members), and going into full-time Christian ministry. Click here for application and additional information.

Charles B. Keesee Educational Fund
PO Box 431
Martinsville, VA 24114
Phone: 276-632-2229
Fax: 276-632-8826
Email: information@cbkeesee.com
Website: www.cbkeesee.net
Deadline: April 1
Description: Grants up to $5,500 per year for a maximum of four years may be available to master-level students from NC, SC, or VA who plan to enter the full-time Baptist ministry or religious work in the Baptist denomination. Click here for application and additional information.

Charles C. Coffey Memorial Scholarship
First Baptist Church
101 N. Main Street
Kannapolis, NC 28081-3427
Phone: 704-938-4697
Deadline: August 1 (fall); December 1 (spring)
Description: Preference given to members of FBC Kannapolis, but others may apply. Click here for application and additional information

Daniel R. Hoover Trust Fund
First Union National Bank
401 South Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28288-1159
Deadline: January 27
Description: Scholarships for master-level students who are studying for ministry. Preference is given to applicants from North Carolina. Click here for application and additional information.

Martha Watson Student Loan
North Carolina Baptist Foundation
201 Convention Drive
Cary, NC  27512
Phone: 919-380-7334  ext.124
Deadline: January 15
Description: Loans for students of up to $2,500 per year. Applicants do not have to be from the state of North Carolina. Click here for application and additional information.

North Carolina Council of Women’s Organizations Scholarship
C/O Shara Partin, Scholarship Chairman
PO Box 28252
Raleigh, NC 27611
Phone: 919-832-0618
Description: For members of North Carolina Council of Women’s Organizations who are 35 years old or older.

North Carolina Woman’s Missionary Union
Edna R. Harris Memorial Scholarship
PO Box 18309
Raleigh, NC 27619-8309
Phone: 866-210-8602 or 919-882-2344
Fax: 919-882-2349
Deadline: March 1
Description: Applicants must be from the state of North Carolina, active members of a North Carolina Baptist Church, and involved in missions and/or their church. Applicants must demonstrate financial need, maintain a 3.0 GPA, and preference is given to full -time students. Click here for application and additional information.

Risden P. Reece Scholarship
Deadline: January 27
Description: Scholarships for students enrolled in a divinity school who demonstrates financial need and academic achievement. Click here for application and additional information.

William G. and Margaret B. Frasier Charitable Foundation
4320-G Wade Hampton Blvd.
Taylors, SC 29687
Phone: 866-608-0001
Deadline: March 3
Description: Scholarships for full-time Boyce and seminary students from North Carolina with financial need. Click here for application and additional information.

 

North Dakota

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Bush Leadership Fellows Program
332 Minnesota Street
St. Paul, MN 55101
Phone: 651-227-0891
Email: BushFellows@bushfoundation.org
Website: http://www.bushfoundation.org
Description: Must be a resident of Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, or Northwest Wisconsin. Must be employed full-time for 5 years with experience including policy-making or administrative capacity. Click here for application and additional information.

 

Ohio

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Gonter-O’Brien Scholarship

Fund for Graduate Education
Route 2, Box 233
Fresno, OH 43824
Description: Scholarships for master-levelOhio residents preparing for full-time Christian ministry; may attend a seminary in any state; selection based on academic record and financial need. Written requests may be sent to the above address.

Ohio Baptist Education Society
136 Galway Drive North
Granville, OH 43023-9577
Phone: 740-587-0804
Fax: 740-587-0807
Deadline: April 1
Description: Scholarships for American Baptist students from Ohio. Click here for additional information.

Opal Dancey Memorial Foundation
PO Box 1137
Bath, OH  44210
Email: applicants@opaldanceygrants.org
Website: www.opaldanceygrants.org
Deadline: April 15
Description: Scholarships for master-level students from IL, IN, MI, MN, NY, OH, PA, or WI. Click here for application and additional information.

State Convention of Baptists in Ohio
Scholarships, State Convention of Baptists in Ohio
9000 Antares Avenue
Columbus OH 43240
Phone: 614-827-1744
Website: www.scbo.org
Description: Scholarships for students from Ohio who have been members of a Southern Baptist Church for at least six months and must have a recommendation from their pastor. Award of $450 per year. Click here for application and additional information.

 

Oklahoma

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Baptist Foundation of Oklahoma
3800 N. May Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73112
Phone: 405-949-9500
Website: www.bfok.org
Deadline: March 1
Description: Scholarships for seminary students from Oklahoma who are active members of a Southern Baptist Church.

Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma
PO Box 1210
Durant, OK 74702-1210
Phone: 800 522-6170 ext.2224 or 580-924-8280
Fax: 580-924-1267
Email: lelar@choctawnation.com
Website: www.choctawnation.com
Deadline: March 1
Applications: Scholarships for students of Choctaw descent. Priority will be given to undergraduates. Maximum award of $2,000 per year. Click here for application and additional information.

Oklahoma WMU
Women’s Missions and Ministries
BGCO
3800 North May Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73112
Phone: 405-942-3800
Deadline: June 1
Description: Scholarships for full-time, master-level female students from Oklahoma. Award of $800 per year. Click here for application and additional information.

 

Oregon

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Northwest Baptist Foundation
3200 NE 109th Avenue
Vancouver, WA  98682-7749
Phone: 360-882-2250
Contact: Michelle Goff
Website: www.nwbaptistfdn.org
Deadline: February 1
Description: Scholarships for full-time Boyce or SBTS students who are or have been members of a Northwest Southern Baptist Church. Click here for application and additional information.

Rhoda D. Hood Memorial Scholarship
Northwest Region WMU
3200 NE 109th Avenue
Vancouver, WA 98682Email: Laura Harper, lauraharper2@gmail.com
Deadline: June 1 (fall); November 1 (spring)
Description: Scholarships for female graduates of an accredited college/university who are active members of a Northwest Southern Baptist Church, members of the WMU, and planning to serve in a church-related ministry. Click here for application and additional information.

 

Pennsylvania

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American Baptist Church of the USA Graduate Loan
Office of Financial Aid for Studies
American Baptist Home Mission Societies, American Baptist Churches USA
PO Box 851
Valley Forge, PA 19482-0851
Phone: 1-800-222-3872 ext. 2067
Fax: 610-768-2453
Website: www.abhms.org
Deadline: May 31
Description: Loans for full-time or part-time SBTS or Boyce students who are members of an American Baptist church. Repayment begins 6 months following the conclusion of studies. Click here for more information and to request an application.

Lola G. Duff and William H. Duff, II Scholarship Fund
Scholarship Management Services
One Scholarship Way
Saint Peter, MN 56082
Phone: 507-931-1682
Deadline: March 20
Description: Scholarships for Allegheny County, PA residents. Students must be Protestant, have two years of schooling in Allegheny County (either public, private or home) and must be planning to attend college full time. Click here for application and additional information.

Opal Dancey Memorial Foundation
PO Box 1137
Bath, OH  44210
Email: applicants@opaldanceygrants.org
Website: www.opaldanceygrants.org
Deadline: April 15
Description: Scholarships for master-level students from IL, IN, MI, MN, NY, OH, PA, or WI. Click here for application and additional information.

 

Rhode Island

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Currently, SBTS is not aware of any scholarships specifically for students from Rhode Island. Please browse the miscellaneous scholarships posted here.

 

South Carolina

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Baptist Foundation of South Carolina
South Carolina Baptist Foundation
190 Stoneridge Drive
Columbia, SC  29210-8239
Phone: 803-765-0030
Fax: 803-799-9003
Email: Kristy Byers, kristybyers@scbaptist.org
Deadline: April 30
Description: Scholarships for undergraduate or graduate students from South Carolina. Click here for application and additional information.

Bozeman Ministerial Scholarship
First Baptist Church
300 W. Main Street
Laurens, SC  29360
Phone: 864-984-7500
Contact: Tana Adams, tana@fbclaurens.org
Deadline: June 1 (fall); December 1 (spring)
Description: Scholarship for full-time seminary students preparing for Christian ministry. Priority given to current or former church members. Click here for application and additional information.

Champions for Christ Foundation, Inc.
PO Box 786
Greenville, SC 29602-0786
Phone: 864-220-0080
Website: www.championsforchrist.us
Deadline: July 1 (fall); November 1 (winter/spring); April 1 (summer)
Description: Priority is given to Greenville, South Carolina residents, but others may apply and qualify. Click here for application and additional information.

Charles B. Keesee Educational Fund
PO Box 431
Martinsville, VA 24114
Phone: 276-632-2229
Fax: 276-632-8826
Email: information@cbkeesee.com
Website: www.cbkeesee.net
Deadline: April 1
Description: Grants up to $5,500 per year for a maximum of four years may be available to master-level students from NC, SC, or VA who plan to enter the full-time Baptist ministry or religious work in the Baptist denomination. Click here for application and additional information.

Craig Holbrook Scholarship Fund
First Baptist Church
722 Grace Street
Greenwood, SC  29649
Phone: 864-229-5557
Website: www.fbcgwd.com
Deadline: April 30
Description: Scholarships for students with financial need who are preparing for full-time Christian ministry. Preference is given to members of FBC Greenwood, SC. However, applicants do not have to be members of the First Baptist Church or from South Carolina. Click here for application and additional information.

First Baptist Church Gaffney
200 N. Limestone Street
Gaffney, SC  29340-3136
Phone: 864-489-6064
Fax: 864-489-9844
Contact: Lynne Coyle, office@fbcgaffney.com
Deadline: July 15
Description: Scholarships for students who are pursuing a full-time Christian vocation. Preference is given to members of First Baptist Church Gaffney and then to students from Cherokee County who are members of an SBC church. To apply write letter including contact information, school information, major, ministry goals, and reason for applying and mail or email to FBC Gaffney.

Francis Nathaniel and Kathyrn Padgett Kennedy Foundation
219 Sherwood Drive
Laurens, SC 29360
Phone: 864-923-0254
Contact: Bev Kennedy, dbkennedy@prtcnet.com
Deadline: April 1
Description: Scholarships for full-time seminary students (master-level and doctoral) from South Carolina.  Residents from Laurens County and upper Piedmont are given first preference. Preference for applicants who wish to serve as an international missionary or as a Christian educator in a local congregation. Contact Bev Kennedy by phone or email to request an application.

Grand Chapter of South Carolina Order of Eastern Star
Mrs. Kaye Rackley, PGM Grand Treasurer
40 Montis Drive
Greenville, SC  29617
Phone: 864-246-3722
Website: http://scoes.org

Richard Furman Scholarship
South Carolina Baptist Convention Collegiate Ministry
190 Stoneridge Drive
Columbia, SC 29210-8254
Phone: 803-765-0030
Website: www.scbaptist.org
Email: Kristina Rabon, kristinarabon@scbaptist.org
Deadline: March 15
Description: Scholarships for full-time seminary students who are approved by a SBC church in South Carolina and maintain a “C” average. Click here for application and additional information.

Williams-Simpson Trust Fund
First Baptist Church
250 East Main Street
Spartanburg, SC 29306-5158
Phone: 864-583-7245
Email: jlwillis@fbs.org
Description: Scholarships for undergraduate and seminary students pursuing a degree leading to full-time Christian ministry. Members of FBC Spartanburg are given preference. Contact the church by email or letter for an application.

 

South Dakota

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Bush Leadership Fellows Program
332 Minnesota Street
St. Paul, MN 55101
Phone: 651-227-0891
Email: BushFellows@bushfoundation.org
Website: http://www.bushfoundation.org
Description: Must be a resident of Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, or Northwest Wisconsin. Must be employed full-time for 5 years with experience including policy-making or administrative capacity. Click here for application and additional information.

 

Tennessee

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The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee
3833 Cleghorn Avenue
Nashville, TN 37215
Phone: (615) 321-4939
E-mail: mail@cmft.org
Website: www.cfmt.org
Deadline: March 15
Description: Scholarships for students from TN.  Various scholarships available with different requirements. Click here for applications and additional information.

Dora Maclellan Brown Ministry Scholarship
The Generosity Trust
736 Market Street, Suite 1706
Chattanooga, TN  37402
Phone: 423-266-5257
Website: www.thegenerositytrust.org
Deadline: February 15
Description: Scholarships for students from the Greater Chattanooga area who are theologically and biblically conservative and seeking a Master of Divinity or Master of Theology degree.  Scholarships are awarded based on merit and need for the duration of the degree program, usually three or four years. Click here for application and additional information.

Good News Bible Class Loan
700 Craighead St., Suite 203
Nashville, TN 37204
Description: Loans for full-time students who are Tennessee residents.

Noel & Emma Marsh Scholarship Fund
FBC Rockwood, TN
PO Box 54
Rockwood, TN 37854
Phone: 865-354-3300
Email: info@fbcrockwood.org
Description: Scholarships for students with financial need. Preference given to members of FBC Rockwood.

Scottish Rite
PO Box 708
Knoxville, TN 37901
Phone: 865-524-3459
Fax: 865-522-9449
Website: www.knoxscottishrite.com
Deadline: June 7
Description: Scholarship for residents of the 24-county East Tennessee area. Award amount $1,000. Click here for application and additional information.

Tennessee Baptist Foundation
PO Box 728
Brentwood, TN  37024-0728
Phone: 800-552-4644 or 615-371-2029
Deadline: April 30
Website: www.tbfoundation.org
Description: Scholarships master-level students who are residents of Tennessee and members of a TN Baptist Convention church. Applicants must be full time students and maintain a 2.0 GPA or higher. Click here for application and additional information.

Tennessee WMU
PO Box 728
Brentwood, TN 37024-0728
Phone: 800-558-2090 ext. 7919 or 615-371-2038
Deadline: January 10
Website: www.tnwmu.org
Description: Various scholarships are available for undergraduate and master-level students from TN Baptist churches. Click here for application and additional information.

 

Texas

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Barbara Osborn Memorial Mission Education Fund
IMB
Vice President, Office of Global Personnel
PO BOX 6767
Richmond, VA 23230-0767
Deadline: April 1
Description: Scholarships for SBTS students in their final year of seminary who have made a commitment to foreign missions and are in the application process for appointment with the IMB. Click here for application and additional information.

Coastal Bend Community Foundation
600 Leopard Street Suite 1716
Corpus Christi, Texas 78473
Phone: 361-882-9745
Fax: 361-882-2865
Email: Karen Wesson, kwesson@cbcfoundation.org
Website: www.cbcfoundation.org
Deadline: March 1
Description: Various scholarships for undergraduate students from Texas are available through the Foundation, with different eligibility requirements. Click here for available scholarships.

Dallas Foundation
Reagan Place at Old Parkland
3963 Maple Avenue, Ste. 390
Dallas, TX 75219
Phone: 214-741-9898
Email: cmcnally@dallasfoundation.org
Website: www.dallasfoundation.org
Description:Scholarships for Boyce students from Texas.Various scholarships are available with different eligibility requirements. Click here for application and additional information.

George & Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation Scholarship
3336 Richmond
Suite 310
Houston, TX 77098
Phone: 713-522-9891
Fax: 713-522-9693
Email: hammanfdn@aol.com
Website: www.hammanfoundation.org
Deadline: Late February
Description: Graduating high-school senior from Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, or Waller counties. Scholarship awards based on academic performance and financial need. Click here for application and additional information.

Glaser Family Charitable Foundation
1200 Ranch Drive
Bonham, Texas  75418
Phone:  903-583-4241
Email: Annabelle Chamberlain, Scholarship Program Coordinator, achamberlain@gcsi-llc.com
Website: www.gfcf.org
Deadline: Late February (fall), Late September (spring)
Description: Scholarships for Boyce and SBTS students from Texas. Preference given to Fannin County residents. Click here for application and additional information.

Ida V. Holland Missionary Scholarship
San Antonio Area Foundation
303 Pearl Parkway
Suite 114
San Antonio, TX 78215
Phone: 210-225-2243
Fax: 210-225-1980
Email: Bernice Uresti, buresti@saafdn.org
Website: www.saafdn.org
Description: Scholarship for student from Bexar County, TX who is studying missions, ministry, or Christian education. Click here for application and additional information.

The Irene S. Wischer Education Foundation
Deadline: March 3
Description: Scholarships for Boyce and SBTS students from Texas with financial need. Click here for application and additional information.

Julie Ann Jones Memorial Theological Scholarship
C/O Ms. Sally M. Jones
PO Box 382
Brenham, TX 77833
Deadline:August 31 (fall), January 31 (spring)
Description: Scholarships for students studying in any field of ministry, including sacred music and theological research. Preference given to residents of Washington County, TX, but all Texans may apply. Write to Ms. Jones at the above address to request an application.

Mary E. Bivins Scholarship
2311 West 16th Street
Amarillo, Texas 79102
Phone: 806-379-9400
Fax: 806-379-9404
Email: Susan Severn, susan@bivinsfoundation.org
Website: www.bivinsfoundations.org
Deadline: January 31
Description: Scholarships for full-time undergraduate or masters-level students who are permanent residents of one of the 26 counties of the Texas Panhandle. Priority given to students intending to serve as pulpit pastors upon graduation. Award of $2,500 per semester for juniors and seniors, and $3,500 per semester for graduate students. Click here for application and additional information.

 

Utah

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Currently, SBTS is not aware of any scholarships specifically for students from Utah. Please browse the miscellaneous scholarships posted here.

 

Vermont

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Currently, SBTS is not aware of any scholarships specifically for students from Vermont. Please browse the miscellaneous scholarships posted here.

 

Virginia

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Baptist General Association of Virginia

Virginia Baptist Mission Board
2828 Emerywood Parkway
Richmond, VA 23294
Phone: 800-255-2428 or 804-915-5000 ext. 6225
Email: Alicia Parker, alicia.parker@vbmb.org
Website: www.vbmb.org
Deadline: April 1
Description: Scholarships for full-time or part-time ministerial students who have a church endorsement to seminary from a church affiliated with the BGAV. Awards of up to $5,000 per year. Funds are to be considered as grants if a recipient provides service through the sponsorship of a BGAV church or in a Baptist church in another state which is in friendly cooperation with the BGAV for two years after having completed his/her education. Click here for application and additional information.

The Calvary Foundation
Calvary United Methodist Church
2315 South Grant Street
Arlington, VA 22202-2548
Phone: 703-892-5185”
Email: foundation@calmeth.org
Website: http://calmeth.org/
Deadline: April 15
Description: Preference given to residents of Virginia, Washington D.C., and Maryland. Applicants must be of excellent moral character, and show academic promise. Applicants must demonstrate financial need. Preference is given to members of CUMC, but others may apply. Click here for application and more information.

Charles B. Keesee Educational Fund
PO Box 431
Martinsville, VA 24114
Phone: 276-632-2229
Fax: 276-632-8826
Email: information@cbkeesee.com
Website: www.cbkeesee.net
Deadline: April 1
Description: Grants up to $5,500 per year for a maximum of four years may be available to master-level students from NC, SC, or VA who plan to enter the full-time Baptist ministry or religious work in the Baptist denomination. Click here for application and additional information.

Mary Louise Old Andrews Trust
Bank of America
PO Box 26688
Richmond, VA 23261-6688
Deadline: May 15
Description: Scholarships for students who live within 20 miles of Petersburg, VA. Write Bank of America to request an application.

Memorial Baptist Church Foundation
Scholarship Committee
3455 North Glebe Road
Arlington, VA 22207-4399
Phone: 703-538-7000
Fax: 703-538-6861
Deadline: May 15
Email: foundation@memorialbaptistchurch.org
Website: www.memorialbaptistchurch.org
Description: Scholarships for Baptist seminary students. Members of Memorial Baptist Church and then Baptists residing in Virginia are given preference. Click here for application and additional information.

Southern Baptist Conservatives of Virginia
Southern Baptist Conservatives of Virginia
Attn: Seminary Financial Aid
4956 Dominion Boulevard
Glen Allen, VA 23060
Phone: 1-888-234-7716 or 804-270-1848
Fax: 804-270-1834
Website: www.sbcv.org
Deadline: April 1
Description: Scholarships for full-time, master-level students who are members of a participating SBCV church in Virginia. Click here for application and additional information.

Virginia Baptist Foundation
2828 Emerywood Parkway
Richmond, VA 23294
Phone: 800-868-2464 or 804-672-8862
Website: www.vbfinc.org
Description: Scholarships for full-time undergraduate or master-level students from Virginia. Click here for application and additional information.

Virginia WMU
2828 Emerywood Parkway
Henrico, VA 23294
Phone: 804-915-5000
Fax: 804-672-8008
Email: wmuv@wmuv.org
Website: http://wmuv.org/
Deadline: July 1
Description: Scholarships for female seminary students from Virginia who plan to enter ministry upon graduation. Maximum award of $1,500 per year. Click here for application and additional information.

 

Washington

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Lillian E. Whitmore Educational Foundation
2200 Sixth Avenue
Suite 535
Seattle, WA 98121
Deadline: April 30
Description: Scholarships for students who are residents of Washington and are studying Christian ministry. Awards from $800-$1,200. Write letter to above address describing your reason for studying ministry.

Northwest Region Baptist Foundation
3200 NE 109th Avenue
Vancouver, WA  98682-7749
Phone: 800-594-2981 or 360-882-2250
Email: Michelle Goff, michelleg@nwbaptist.org
Website: www.nwbaptistfdn.org
Deadline: February 1
Description: Scholarships for undergraduate or master-level students who are members of a Northwest Southern Baptist Church. Click here for application and additional information.

Northwest Region WMU
3200 NE 109th Avenue
Vancouver, WA  98682-7749
Phone: 360-882-2250 ext. 114
Deadline: April 1 (fall), September 1 (spring)
Description: Scholarships for female graduates of an accredited college/university who are active members of a Northwest Southern Baptist Church, members of the WMU, and planning to serve in a church-related ministry.

 

West Virginia

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Appalachian Ministries Educational Research Center
Appalachian Summer Team
400 Richmond Road, North, Suite E
Berea, KY 40403
Phone: 859-986-8789
Email: loliver@amerc.org
Website: www.amerc.org
Description: Program for students committed to small church ministry in Appalachian counties or other rural, economically depressed counties. Internships for 6 or more weeks; church pays $2000 stipend, maximum of $3000.

Dr. William C. Taylor Cancelable Loan
West Virginia Education Society
Parkersburg, WV
Phone: 304-628-3364
Deadline: July 1
Description: Scholarships for students from West Virginia who have completed four years of college and one year of seminary.

John I. Snedden Scholarship
Director of Stewardship/Evangelism
West Virginia Convention of Southern Baptists
One Mission Way
Scott Depot, WV 25560
Phone: 304-757-0944 ext. 314
Email: Dr. Greg Wrigley, gregwrigley@wvcsb.org
Website: www.wvcsb.org
Deadline: July 1
Description: Scholarships for students who are members of a West Virginia Southern Baptist church, enrolled in college or seminary and are studying in preparation for work in a church ministry vocation or as a missionary.

 

Wisconsin

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Bush Leadership Fellows Program
332 Minnesota Street
St. Paul, MN 55101
Phone: 651-227-0891
Email: BushFellows@bushfoundation.org
Website: http://www.bushfoundation.org
Description: Must be a resident of Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, or Northwest Wisconsin. Must be employed full-time for 5 years with experience including policy-making or administrative capacity. Click here for application and additional information.

Opal Dancey Memorial Foundation
PO Box 1137
Bath, OH  44210
Email: applicants@opaldanceygrants.org
Website: www.opaldanceygrants.org
Deadline: April 15
Description: Scholarships for master-level students from IL, IN, MI, MN, NY, OH, PA, or WI. Click here for application and additional information.

Veda Sweeney Memorial Scholarship
School District of Reedsburg
Attn: Sweeney Scholarship
501 K Street
Reedsburg, WI 53959-1825
Phone: 608-524-2401
Email: Tom Benson, District Administrator, tbenson@rsd.k12.wi.us
Website: www.rsd.K12.wi.us
Deadline: July 15
Description: Scholarships for Wisconsin residents with a Bachelor’s degree who are enrolled in seminary and preparing to be ordained for Christian ministry. Awards from $650-$1,800. Click here for application and additional information.

 

Wyoming

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Currently, SBTS is not aware of any scholarships specifically for students from Wyoming. Please browse the miscellaneous scholarships posted here.

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