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 Scholarship 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 a total of $2,500 and will be equally divided into Fall and Spring semesters.

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.

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.

Hoover Scholarship — New England

Hoover Scholarship is for those who are from the New England region and is 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.

Kentucky Baptist Convention Scholarship

Kentucky Baptist Convention Scholarship exists to provide meaningful financial assistance to worthy Kentucky Baptist students to attend affiliated Southern Baptist college, university, or seminary in Kentucky.


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