The program convenes dinners and seminars in an effort to foster intellectually rich discussions about faith and scholarly inquiry as students are introduced to the writings of first-rate Christian scholars.
Named in honor of A.J. "Chip" Conyers (1944-2004), a founding faculty member at Baylor's George W. Truett Theological Seminary, the Conyers Scholars Program invites students to think of an academic career as a form of Christian service or a vocatio, a religious vocation. The Conyers Scholars Program seeks to fulfill Baylor's mission to provide its graduate students an opportunity to explore and prepare for service in the academy.
Students who are accepted into the program must meet high academic standards and demonstrate strong habits of study and research.
For the 2016-17 academic year, the invitation will be open to all doctoral programs.
Students must have completed one year of doctoral study and be in good standing within their academic programs. Students also must demonstrate an interest in faith-informed scholarship.