Below is a brief description of each institutional scholarship from Southern Seminary. Click on the scholarship name to learn more about scholarship details and deadlines. To learn more about general eligibility qualifications and how to apply, click here.

Students may receive only one institutional scholarship per academic year, and our scholarships are for tuition only. Those who apply but are not selected for the Rice-Judson or Woman’s Auxiliary Scholarship will be considered for the General Scholarship.


General Scholarship

Students enrolled in a master’s-level or undergraduate degree program are eligible to apply for the need-based General Scholarship. Scholarships are awarded on an annual basis and are divided equally between fall and spring semesters. Awards range from $600-$1,600 per year ($300-$800 per semester).

Rice-Judson Scholarship

The Rice-Judson Scholarship honors two Baptist missionaries: Luther Rice and Adoniram Judson. It is the most prestigious and competitive scholarship offered at SBTS and application is available only for entering first semester students. The scholarship is awarded for the first two semesters of studies in the amount of $2,500 for the first year of study ($1,250 per semester).

F-1 International Student Scholarship

Master’s-level international students with an F-1 visa status are eligible to apply for a scholarship of $1,600 per year ($800 per semester). Students must complete the College Board PROFILE by the appropriate deadline.

Hoover Scholarship — New England

Those who are eligible for the Hoover Scholarship are (1) students enrolled in a master’s-level degree program (online or main campus), (2) from the New England region of the United States, (3) who are working on a missions and/or outreach project sponsored by the SBC or churches affiliated with the SBC. Scholarships are awarded on an annual basis and are divided equally between fall and spring semesters. Awards amount is calculated according to the family size, annual gross household income, and any ministry housing allowance.

Charles B. Keesee Scholarship

Charles B. Keesee Scholarship is established by Charles and Olivia, allowing their vision of assisting students, who intend to serve in Baptist ministry, toward greater educational opportunities. The applicants must meet the requirements and apply directly to the institution.

Woman’s Auxiliary Scholarship

The Woman’s Auxiliary Scholarship is awarded to eligible women who are committed to a Christian vocation. All female continuing master’s-level students may apply for this $1,600 annual scholarship ($800 per semester).  Applicants must complete the College Board PROFILE by April 15 and will then be interviewed by the Southern Seminary Woman’s Auxiliary group.

Missions Grants

Missions Grants are available for currently serving full-time or emeritus IMB and NAMB missionaries, returning Journeymen, and children of full-time or emeritus IMB and NAMB missionaries. Additionally, Missions Grants are available for students studying in the MATSIL, 2+ and Reverse 2+2 programs at Southern Seminary.

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