Each year, Baylor University hosts a one-day visit and scholarship competition for prospective students who have selected Religion as their major or minor and who intend to pursue Christian vocational ministry. While all who attend the scheduled day and enroll at Baylor in the Fall 2020 semester will receive a one-time $1,000 scholarship, one participant will be selected to receive a $10,000 per year scholarship ($5,000/semester), renewable for up to four years (up to $40,000 total) provided the recipient maintains at least a 3.0 GPA. This Baylor2Seminary program additionally streamlines admission into Truett Seminary provided the student meets the program criteria and awards the student a 100% tuition Truett Seminary scholarship for those that complete the undergrad program with at least a 3.25 GPA. The recipient also has the opportunity to receive credit for up to 18 hours toward his or her Truett Seminary degree, thus accelerating the completion time for earning the master's degree.
Monday, February 10, 2020
The Baylor2 Seminary Program is designed for students who plan to major or minor in Religion as undergraduates at Baylor and then attend Truett Seminary. This program is designed for students who have composite scores of 1280 or above on the SAT (math and critical reading) or a 27 or above on the ACT.
Students interested in applying for the Baylor2 Seminary Program should follow these steps:
Following the interview day, the student selected for the Baylor2 Seminary Program will be required to submit a Church Certification Form from his or her home church and a letter of recommendation from their pastor. These items are designed to show evidence of the student's divine call to church-related vocational ministry and that he or she is an active church member who demonstrates a lifestyle of commitment to the principles of the Christian life.
Baylor2 Seminary Program recipients must maintain a cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and successfully complete Religion 2480 (Introduction to Ministry). In addition, they must receive a ministry endorsement from their Religion 2480 professor.
You can expect to be on campus from about 9:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. In addition to your interview, you will:
A committee of representatives from Baylor's Religion Department and Truett Seminary will review the essays and application and then select the candidates for the interview day. If selected to interview, you will be asked to complete a registration form. Please do not make travel arrangements until you receive a formal confirmation email that you have been invited to the interview day.
|Complete Admission File Deadline||November 1|
|Baylor2 Seminary Program Application & Essay Deadline||January 6 (9 a.m. CST)|
|Decision Notifications (via goBAYLOR and Email)||January 13|
|Registration Deadline||January 15 (9 a.m. CST)|
|Formal Confirmation Email Sent By||January 17|
|Baylor2 Interview Day||February 10|
|Scholarship Notification Date (via goBAYLOR and Email)||March 15|