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.
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).
Baylor awards scholarships of $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. For those entering Baylor in fall 2019 or later, need is determined by the results of the CSS Profile. 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 status and a minimum 2.5 Baylor cumulative GPA.
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 scholarship is renewable for a total of 8 undergraduate semesters, provided the student maintains full-time undergraduate enrollment status and a minimum 2.5 Baylor cumulative GPA.