Scholarships

Scholarships assist students with their educational expenses. In general, scholarships are categorized as gift aid, meaning they do not have to be repaid. In addition to the scholarships awarded via the admission and FAFSA process, Baylor offers several other scholarships. Entities outside of Baylor also offer numerous scholarship opportunities.

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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 Scholarship

Committee Scholarships 2019-2020

The application deadline for 2019-2020 has passed. Applications for the 2020-2021 academic year will be available on February 1, 2020.

linkDepartment Scholarship

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

linkOutside Scholarship

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.

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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.