The application period for the University Ministerial Scholarship applications for the Fall 2013 - Spring 2014 academic year is now over. Students who are applying to Truett for Fall 2014 or Spring 2015 currently have an opportunity to submit a UMS application. Interested Baylor graduates should apply for the Dean's Scholarship. Incoming Spring 2014 students may apply for "late admission" if any scholarships are still available. Interested students should contact Student Services for more information.
For a number of years, Truett Seminary has been providing the University Ministerial Scholarship (UMS) for select Baptist students who have shown an outstanding combination of academic prowess, leadership potential, and ministry experience. This is a competitive scholarship. Prospective student applications will be reviewed by a committee with the goal of those most suited for the scholarship receiving the award. There are a limited number of scholarships.
The UMS scholarship is designated for those called into church ministry, missions, social work, and/or other areas of ministry. This scholarship is to be offered to students who are given high recommendations from faculty, local church pastors/staff as well as personal references.
Interested students should apply for the University Ministerial Scholarship during the fall preceding the year they are interested in enrolling in seminary. Each applicant must submit a complete UMS application, a complete Truett Seminary admissions application, and possibly participate in an interview, which may occur in either December or January.
Truett Seminary will now begin an early application period for UMS applicants. To be considered for early admission with the assurance of the UMS, your UMS application and Truett Seminary application must have been submitted by December 13th. To be considered for regular admission, your UMS application and your Truett Seminary application must be received by May 1st. Please note that the University Ministerial Scholarships may or may not be available for the May 1 deadline. Please contact our office for availability.
Students are encouraged to apply for the University Ministerial Scholarship during the
fall of the year preceding the year they intend to enroll at Truett. However, students who are beginning in the Spring semester may apply during the Fall immediately preceding their enrollment at Truett Seminary. Please note that the UMS scholarship award will not begin until the Fall semester and the student will be awarded the standard Baptist tuition award for the first Spring semester (and summer terms, if applicable). Therefore, we encourage Spring applicants to apply for the UMS one year prior to when they are considering enrolling at Truett to receive the full benefit of the scholarship.
You may download these applications on our website at:
UMS applications might also be available on university campuses in your Religion/ Christian Studies Department and Baptist Student Ministries office. Completed UMS applications should be mailed to:
George W. Truett Theological Seminary
One Bear Place 97126
Waco, TX 76798-7126
Deadline to apply: December 13 (early decision) or May 1 (regular decision, if scholarships remain)
100% Tuition scholarship for the Master of Divinity degree at Truett Seminary. The scholarship will cover the tuition of 93 attempted hours of the M.Div. program at Truett. An exception to this 93-hour award is a student beginning seminary in the Spring and/or Summer term who does not apply for early admission (one year prior to their enrollment at Truett). This student will receive the 93-attempted hour award as follows: (1) standard Baptist 70% tuition award for Spring and/or Summer term AND (2) UMS 100% tuition award to begin subsequent Fall semester.