Scholarships for New Students
Truett Seminary awards over $5 million in scholarships every year with 100% of Truett students receiving a significant scholarship award. This is made possible by the generosity of Baylor University as well as many other gracious donors and supporters, especially the Baptist General Convention of Texas (BGCT).
Scholarship awards are limited to published attempted hours total. Scholarship awards may be extended for Baptist students and students in the joint degree programs.
Truett Seminary Scholarship
Truett Seminary seeks to ease the financial burden of tuition for Truett students to help them focus more fully on their studies and work. To ensure that quality theological education remains affordable, Truett awards a 50% scholarship to all Master of Divinity and Master of Arts in Christian Ministry students, totaling over $45,000 per student over the course of his or her time in seminary.
Baptist Student Scholarships
In addition to the Truett Seminary Scholarship awarded to all students, Baptist students may receive an additional award thanks to the generosity of the BGCT:
|Master of Divinity||$150 per credit hour|
|Master of Arts in Christian Ministry||$100 per credit hour|
|Master of Theological Studies||$100 per credit hour|
Click here to view current tuition rates for Baylor's Truett Seminary.
In addition to the substantial non-competitive scholarships awarded to Truett students, the Seminary also offers a number of competitive scholarships covering 75% to 100% tuition. All incoming students are encouraged to complete the Truett Scholarship Application in order to be considered for a competitive scholarship award.
Accepted students are welcome and encouraged to utilize the Partner Scholarship resources provided in order to request additional scholarship funds from their church. These funds will be deposited directly into the student’s account to defray any remaining costs after Truett’s scholarship funds are awarded.
Baptist Matching Scholarship
Baylor University will match on a dollar-for-dollar basis, not to exceed $1,000 in an academic year, scholarship funds given to Baptist students from a Baptist church, state Baptist convention or Baptist-affiliated program. Duly authorized Baptist church leaders must certify a statement for each check in order to request matching funds. Checks and statements must be received by the Cashier's Office in order for matching funds to be applied. Matching funds are available for fall and spring semesters for full-time students in good standing. Matching funds are not available for the summer term.
Please note that the majority of these scholarships are designed for continuing students to apply. Only a few are made available to new students. Please revisit this page after you’ve completed your first year of seminary. IMPORTANT! Scholarship type is denoted after the award amount for each scholarship and could affect the amount you receive.
(R) = Restricted to tuition cost ONLY (seminary awards along with any outside scholarships that are tuition-restricted cannot exceed total tuition. In the event tuition is exceeded, outside scholarships may be returned to sponsor in part or in full)
(G) = General includes tuition, fees, books, and other seminary education expenses.
*Additional scholarship resources available for seminary students can be found in the GTU Scholarship Database.