Last updated 16 April 2017
Southern Baptist Scholarships
Southern Baptist students will find many scholarship opportunities to help them pay for college. It is a good idea to start planning for college scholarships around your junior year. Get to know your high school counsellor and make sure your high school counsellor gets to know you. Prepare a resume and share your career goals, skills, academic background, hobbies, interests, community service, your parents’ careers, your work experience, and details about your faith on the resume. Mention any special talents and interests as well. It would also be a good idea to share this resume with your local pastor and other community leaders, as well as those in any clubs or any professional and social organizations to which your parents belong. Discuss with your high school counsellor the colleges and universities that you are considering attending. It’s always great to have a head start when researching Southern Baptist Scholarships.
Schools with Southern Baptist Scholarships
Southern Baptist students will be glad to know that there are colleges and universities that give away Southern Baptist Scholarships every year.
For example, the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky offers a need-based general scholarship ranging from $600 to $1,600 to undergraduate and masters students. There is also the Rice-Judson Scholarship for entering first-semester students. It helps students pay for the first two semesters at SBTS and is for $1,250 per semester.
Another example is the Woman’s Auxiliary Scholarship for women studying for a masters degree and offers $1,600 per year.
The Houston Baptist University
The Houston Baptist University offers many scholarships, including nursing scholarships, GMAT scholarships, GRE Scholarships, graduate scholarships, and Freshmen Merit Awards. They also have a scholarship specific to home-schooled students.
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
The Southwestern Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas also offers scholarships. For example there are the Women’s Auxiliary Scholarships awarded for bachelors, masters, and doctoral studies. There are more than 30 scholarships helping Southern Baptist women pay for college.
At Baylor University, a Baptist university in Waco, Texas, students seeking a scholarship need to report their ACT scores or SAT scores as well as their class rank in high school. Then they can calculate their estimated scholarship online at the Baylor University’s scholarship page. For example, students with outstanding ACT scores and ranking top in their high school class may qualify for the President’s Gold Scholarship, valued at $13,500 per academic year. A student with a high ranking in their high school class and very good ACT scores can be awarded the Provost’s Gold Scholarship valued at $8,500 per academic year.