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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.


Check out our list of 100 Baptist awards worth $337K.

American Baptist Home Mission Societies Undergraduate Scholarship

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

Total: $10000

Awards: 1

Deadline: April 30, 2021

Chris Andersen WomenLead Scholarship

InFaith Community Foundation is a national, faith-based charity who serves donors and provide stewardship.This scholarship to is available for 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: $6000

Awards: 2

Deadline: April 30, 2021

InFaith Community Foundation Scholarship

The InFaith Community Foundation Scholarship is available to a high school graduating seniors seeking a bachelor degree at an accredited college or university. This scholarship program is made possible through an InFaith Field of Interest Fund, a collaborative fund made possible by InFaith donors to serve our shared community.

Total: $10000

Awards: 2

Deadline: April 30, 2021

Spanish American Baptist Seminary Scholarship Fund

This scholarship 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, 2021

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. A $1,000 award is being offered.

Total: $5000

Awards: 5

Deadline: May 31, 2021

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

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.

Total: $5000

Awards: 5

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. Ouachita has always been invested in the education of their students. Applications don’t require an essay or fee. Click here to learn more and apply today!

Total: $4000

Awards: 1

Deadline: March 07

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.

Total: $2000

Awards: 1

Deadline: January 23

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

Total: $2500

Awards: 1

Deadline: February 15

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