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Baptist Scholarships

There are many scholarships available for students who are active in a Baptist church, pursuing a career in the church or whose parent is a Baptist minister or missionary.

Baptist Church Matching Scholarship

Baylor matches outside scholarship assistance from a student's Baptist church, state Baptist convention, or Baptist affiliated program up to $1,000 per academic year (excluding summer). Funds are matched upon receipt of the scholarship check(s) and the completed Baptist Church Matching Certification form(s). We reserve the right to determine appropriate convention and Baptist affiliated programs. Matching funds are available beyond the initial year as long as the church continues to provide scholarship support and the student is enrolled full-time with a minimum 2.5 Baylor cumulative GPA. Please report the church portion of the scholarship by completing the Outside Scholarship Report Form (Log in using your BearID (firstname_lastname) and password).

Baptist Minister's Dependent Scholarship

Baylor awards scholarships of up to $5,000 per academic year based on financial need to the dependents of pastors, ministers of music, ministers of education, and other full-time ministers actively serving a Baptist congregation, a state convention or agency in a ministerial role certified by a Baptist convention. Students must provide documentation of their parent's employment in a ministerial capacity by a Baptist church or other Baptist entity. Additionally, students must demonstrate financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This scholarship is renewable beyond the initial year provided the student continues to demonstrate financial need, maintains full-time undergraduate enrollment and a minimum 2.5 Baylor cumulative GPA.

Baptist Missionaries' Dependent Scholarship

Baylor awards scholarships of up to $5,000 per academic year based on financial need to the dependents of missionaries actively serving a Baptist international mission agency. Students must provide documentation of their parent's employment in this capacity. Additionally, students must demonstrate financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Renewal of this scholarship is contingent on the student maintaining financial need, full-time undergraduate enrollment, and a minimum 2.5 Baylor cumulative GPA.

Baptist National Merit Finalist Scholarship

Baylor awards scholarships of $1,000 per academic year to National Merit Finalists who are active in a Baptist church. Renewal of this scholarship is contingent on the student maintaining full-time undergraduate enrollment, and a minimum 3.5 Baylor cumulative GPA.

Ministry Scholarship

Baylor, in cooperation with the Baptist General Convention of Texas, provides educational assistance to Baptist students who are preparing for careers in church-related vocational ministry. Currently, the amount of this scholarship is 20 percent of tuition for Baylor undergraduate hours. For further information, please click here.

Presidential Denominational

Baylor awards scholarships of $1,500 per academic year to Baptist students who provide confirmation of their participation in the Challengers Program (formerly the High School Baptist Young Men Program) or the Studiact Program (formerly Acteens Program). Challengers participants must also provide proof of having received the National Leadership Award. Studiact participants must show proof of having completed all six Quest levels (formerly, Acteens had to receive the Texas Acteens Citation Award). Studiact participants who have served as Texas state or national panelists for the WMU are also eligible. This scholarshp is renewable for a total of 8 undergraduate semesters, provided the student maintains full-time undergraduate enrollment and a minimum 2.5 Baylor cumulative GPA.

Baptist Youth Speakers Scholarship

Students who provide confirmation of their participation in the Baptist Youth Speakers Tournament and who place either first, second or third at the state level competition will receive an annual scholarship for $5,000, $3,500, or $2,500 respectively. Students are only eligible for one Baptist Youth Speakers Tournament scholarship regardless of the number of times they have placed in the competition. This scholarshp is renewable for a total of 8 undergraduate semesters, provided the student maintains full-time undergraduate enrollment and a minimum 2.5 Baylor cumulative GPA.


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