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What are Baptist Scholarships?

If you are a Baptist student, there are many religious awards 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 may include 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 people who fall into a group. A few are being a woman, minority, Church member or local resident.

Who Offers Baptist Scholarships?

Your college or seminary school, church, nonprofits, and local community may offer Baptist scholarships. These types of awards are typically for students who show good academic work, missionary work, and community involvement if they qualify.

According to Pew Research, 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.

The American Baptist Home Mission Societies Undergraduate Scholarship awards up to $10,000 to eligible Baptist students. Eligible students must have 2.75 GPA and enrolled in a four year accredited program or graduate school. To apply, you must submit a reference letter, school transcripts, and an online application.

LIST OF BAPTIST SCHOLARSHIPS

Check out our list of 101 Baptist awards worth $338K.

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.
Award Amount

Total: $4000

Awards: 70

Deadline

Deadline: April 26

Rev. Dr. Wallace Charles Smith HBCU Scholarship Award

Established in 2003, the HBCU Council of Shiloh Baptist Church offers the Rev. Dr. Wallace Charles Smith HBCU Scholarship Award of $2,000 to an incoming freshman at an HBCU with a minimum GPA of 3.5.
Award Amount

Total: $2000

Awards: 1

Deadline

Deadline: January 23

Carolyn M. Harris HBCU Scholarship Award

The HBCU Council of Shiloh Baptist Church offers the Carolyn M. Harris HBCU Scholarship Award of $1,000 to an incoming freshman at an HBCU with a minimum GPA of 2.5 who is a member of a musical group or (music) education major.
Award Amount

Total: $1000

Awards: 1

Deadline

Deadline: January 23

Heritage HBCU Scholarship Award

The HBCU Council of Shiloh Baptist Church offers the Heritage HBCU Scholarship Award of $2,000 to an incoming freshman at an HBCU with a minimum GPA of 2.5 on the basis of financial need.
Award Amount

Total: $2000

Awards: 1

Deadline

Deadline: January 23

Evelyn Hider A & B HBCU Scholarship Awards

The HBCU Council of Shiloh Baptist Church offers the Evelyn Hider A & B HBCU Scholarship Awards to two incoming freshmen at an HBCU with a minimum GPA of 2.5 and financial need.
Award Amount

Total: $2000

Awards: 2

Deadline

Deadline: January 23

Northwest Baptist Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship

The Northwest Baptist Foundation (NBF) manages endowment and memorial funds that provide scholarships for students. This scholarship is available for junior or senior year undergraduates, or graduate students who are members of a Northwest Southern Baptist Church. Each year scholarships are awarded.
Award Amount

Total: $1000

Awards: 1

Deadline

Deadline: February 01

WMU Foundation Scholarships

The WMU Foundation provides a variety of scholarships for Southern Baptist missionary kids and individuals preparing for missions service. It was set up in 1995 by Dr. Dellanna O’Brian, a former executive director of national Women’s Missionary Union (WMU). They also have two available endowments for Missionary Kids and their homeschooling missionary parents.
Award Amount

Total: $5000

Awards: 5

Deadline

Deadline: February 01

Luther H. Butler Scholarship for NC Baptist Students

This scholarship is open to North Carolina who have been accepted for full-time enrollment in a degree program at one of the following schools: Campbell University, Chowan University, Gardner-Webb University, Mars Hill University, Meredith College or Wingate University. Students must be members of a church affiliated with the Baptist State Convention of NC
Award Amount

Total: $2500

Awards: 1

Deadline

Deadline: February 15

Alabama Baptist Foundation Scholarship

The Alabama Baptist Foundation Scholarship is available for full-time college & seminary students who are residents of Alabama, are members of an Alabama Baptist church, who maintain 2.0 GPA or higher. Every year, scholarships to students in undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs are awarded.
Award Amount

Total: $5000

Awards: 1

Deadline

Deadline: March 31

CBFSC Scholarship Program

This scholarship is open to students who are pursuing theological studies at the master’s or doctoral levels. Students must have an affiliation with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and attend a CBFSC partner institution.
Award Amount

Total: $1200

Awards: 1

Deadline

Deadline: April 15