Scholarships

Scholarships assist students with their educational expenses. In general, scholarships are considered gift aid, meaning they do not have to be repaid. 
Scholarships are categorized by 1) those awarded by the university, and 2) those students apply for.
Scholarships awarded by the university are distributed based on: estimated financial contribution as determined by the CSS Profile, the student's enrollment status (full time, part time, etc.) and/or merit qualifications. Scholarships that students apply for can be found below. 
 

linkBaptist Scholarships

Baptist Church Matching Scholarship

Baylor matches outside scholarship assistance from a student's Baptist church, state Baptist convention or Baptist church affiliated program up to $1,000 per academic year (excluding summer). We reserve the right to determine appropriate convention and Baptist church affiliated programs. Funds are matched upon receipt of the scholarship check(s) and the completed Baptist Church Matching certification form. Matching funds are available as long as the church continues to provide scholarship support and the student is enrolled full-time and maintains 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).

Baptist Minister's Dependent Scholarship

Baylor awards scholarships of $5,000 per academic year to the dependents of pastors, ministers of music, ministers of education, and other full-time ministers actively serving or officially retired from serving a Baptist congregation, a state convention, or an agency in a ministerial role certified by a Baptist convention. Students must provide documentation of their parent's full-time employment in a ministerial capacity by a Baptist church or other Baptist entity. This scholarship is renewable beyond the initial year provided the student continues to maintain 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 to the dependents of missionaries actively serving or officially retired from serving a Baptist international mission agency. Students must provide documentation of their parent's employment in this capacity. This scholarship is renewable beyond the initial year provided the student continues to maintain full-time undergraduate enrollment and a minimum 2.5 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. The amount of this scholarship is 20% of tuition for Baylor undergraduate hours. For further information, please click here.

linkCommittee Scholarships

Committee Scholarships 2020-2021

The scholarship deadline for 2020-2021 has passed. Please check back in February 2021 for the 2021-2022 applications.

linkDepartment Scholarships

There are many departmental scholarships available, follow the link below to search.

linkOutside Scholarships

Outside scholarships, also known as private scholarships, are educational awards not provided directly by Baylor. The main sources of these scholarships are churches, organizations, clubs, trusts and foundations. We encourage you to actively pursue these sources of assistance.

linkStudent Foundation Scholarship

Fundamental to Student Foundation’s work each year is to award scholarships to deserving Baylor students. Our Student Foundation members work throughout the year to raise funds from generous Baylor alumni and friends, whose support makes these scholarships possible. The dollar amount of possible scholarship awards is determined each spring semester and comes from both annual gifts and our 90 endowed Student Foundation scholarships.

linkStudent Emergency Fund

The Baylor Parents Network, through the generosity of parent donors, established the Student Emergency Fund (SEF) to assist students with unexpected or emergency short-term expenses. The maximum award is $1,000 per academic year.

linkIncoming Undergraduate Student Scholarships

Many of our incoming undergraduate students find creative ways to make a Baylor education fit their family’s budget.

linkChild of Fallen Hero Scholarship

Under this scholarship, a Pell-eligible student, whose parent or guardian died in the line of duty while performing as a public safety officer, is eligible to receive a maximum Pell Grant for the award year for which the determination of eligibility is made. To qualify:

  • must be Pell-eligible and have a Pell-eligible EFC
  • must be less than 24 years of age or enrolled at an institution of higher education at the time of parent’s or guardian’s death
In subsequent award years, eligibility continues as long as student has a Pell-eligible EFC and continues to be an eligible student.