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 F-1 International Student Scholarship Form by the appropriate deadline.

Garland Offutt Scholars Program

As documented in the Seminary’s 2018 “Report on Slavery and Racism in the History of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary,” the Seminary recognizes the tragedy of its own institutional entanglement in the history of slavery and racism. Named in honor of the Seminary’s first African-American graduate, this scholarship is designed to redress the legacy of slavery and legal segregation in the United States and to provide tuition assistance to qualified African-American students who are pursuing theological education at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in any of the Seminary’s degree programs and Boyce College.

Beca Reformadas

La beca Reformadas está abierta a todos los estudiantes inscritos en el Programa Hispano en línea de Southern Seminary. Los estudiantes participantes pueden recibir un máximo de $500.00 por año académico. La beca será en partes iguales en el otoño y la primavera ($250.00 por semestre = $500.00 por año).

La beca solo se puede utilizar para cubrir el costo de matriculación o el pago de clases. Si usted ya recibió esta beca en otoño, entonces no tiene que aplicar para la beca para la primaveraLos estudiantes que aplicaron y no fueron seleccionados en el otoño, pueden volver a aplicar para la primavera. La beca también será entregada por orden de solicitud.

The Nick Challies Memorial Scholarship

The Nick Challies Memorial Scholarship is available for Canadian students enrolled at Southern Seminary and/or Boyce College. The fund will award up to five (5) annual scholarships to qualified students. Scholarships are awarded on an annual basis and are divided equally between Fall and Spring semesters. All scholarships will be given on first-come, first-served basis.

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.