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Are There Baptist Scholarships?

If you are a Baptist student, there are many scholarships for you. Baptist scholarships help members pay for college or the seminary. As such, they may offset costs of tuition, fees, board, books and so on.

To be eligible for a Baptist scholarship, being active in your faith is key. This as many forms ask about past and future acts of service. You might also need a reference from your pastor.

In some cases, you also need to be on track to earn a religious studies degree. Or that you want to enter the ministry.

So, when you apply, you may need to send in transcripts and your GPA. You may also need to prove you need the money.

There are also scholarships for Baptists who fall into a group. A few are being a woman, minority, Church member or local resident.

Who Offers Baptist Scholarships?

Southern Baptists are the largest evangelical Protestant group in the US. In fact, they account for 5.3 % of all the adults in the nation. Most of these adults (81 %) pray at least once a day.

Some Baptists attend church on a regular basis too. In all, there are 47,456 Southern Baptists churches spread out in 41 areas.

Many of these churches manage funds from donors. So, they often have money to fund scholarship programs.

These awards aim to do two things. Foster Baptist values. And give back to their community.

One like this is the Young Christian Leaders award. These $1,000 awards go to people who will dedicate their talent to make a positive impact.

Baptist Life Scholarship

This award is for full-time U.S. undergraduate and graduate students who are insured (either a base policy or a rider) on a Baptist Life Association permanent life insurance certificate, term life insurance certificate, or annuity for two years or more prior to May 31.

Total: $1000 Awards:  5
Deadline:  May 31

Ernst Scholarship

The Ernst scholarship will be awarded to current ABC/Ordained pastors of American Baptist Churches in Ohio who are pursuing post-graduate ministry degrees such as Master or Doctor of Divinity either at accredited institutions or through a college or seminary extension program.

Total: $1500 Awards:  1

Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation Scholarship

The Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation Scholarship is available to female, Christian women who demonstrate financial need and live in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee or Virginia.

Total: $10000 Awards:  1

CBF At-Large Leadership Scholarship

This scholarship is open to U.S. students who are pursuing a ministry-focused degree and are of the Baptist religion. Students must be pursuing a master's or doctoral degree; doctoral students must be in the project or dissertation stage of the degree.

Total: $4000 Awards:  70
Deadline:  April 26

Northwest Baptist Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship

The Northwest Baptist Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship is available for junior or senior year undergraduates, or master-level students who are members of a Northwest Southern Baptist Church.

Total: $5000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  February 01

OBU Legacy Award

This award is for U.S. students who are planning to attend Ouachita Baptist University who are children of former OBU students.

Total: $1000 Awards:  10
Deadline:  March 01

Alabama Baptist Foundation Scholarship

The Alabama Baptist Foundation Scholarship is available for college & seminary students who are residents of the State of Alabama, are members of an Alabama Baptist church, are full-time students, and maintain a 2.0 GPA.

Total: $5000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  March 31

American Baptist Home Mission Societies Undergraduate Scholarship

The American Baptist Home Mission Societies Undergraduate Scholarship is available for American Baptist students who reside in the United States or Puerto Rico. Applicants must be enrolled at an accredited four year college/university or graduate program in the United States or Puerto Rico and must have a minimum GPA of 2.75.

Total: $10000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  April 30

Chris Andersen WomenLead Scholarship

The Chris Andersen WomenLead Scholarshipto is available for an women of Christian faith seeking a Masters or Doctoral level degree that will prepare them to serve in public service, non-profit leadership and/or in Christian ministry.

Total: $3000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  April 30

Spanish American Baptist Seminary Scholarship Fund

The Spanish American Baptist Seminary Scholarship Fund is available for active members of an American Baptist church for at least one year, preparing to enter an accredited institution in the United States or Puerto Rico as a full-time enrollee in an accredited institution in the fall of the application year and must be a U.S. citizen.

Total: $3000 Awards:  5
Deadline:  April 30

InFaith Community Foundation Scholarship

The InFaith Community Foundation Scholarship is available to a high school graduating seniors seeking a four-year undergraduate degree at an accredited college or university.

Total: $5000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  April 30