Scholarships for New Students
Truett Seminary applies over $5.5 million in scholarship and institutional support every year. This is made possible by the generosity of Baylor University as well as many other gracious donors and supporters.
Scholarship awards are limited to published attempted hours total. Scholarship awards may be extended for Baptist students and students in the joint degree programs. Click here to view current tuition rates for Baylor's Truett Seminary.
Denominational Student Scholarships
Both active members of Baptist* churches and active members of Methodist/Wesleyan churches are eligible to receive additional scholarships. We are grateful to the generosity of the Baptist General Convention of Texas for providing the Baptist student scholarships and to the supporters who have made the Methodist/Wesleyan scholarships possible.
|Master of Divinity
Doctor of Ministry
|$150 per credit hour|
|Master of Arts in Christian Ministry
Master of Theological Studies
Master of Arts in Contextual Witness and Innovation
Master of Arts in Theology, Ecology, and Food Justice
Master of Arts in Theology and Sports Studies
|$100 per credit hour|
The appropriate completed Church Certification Forms are required for receipt of these denominational scholarships.
*Incoming students who are members of any Baptist church may initially qualify for the Baptist Student Scholarship and may have their church sign off on the Baptist Church Certification Form. In subsequent years, in order to continue to receive the Baptist Student Scholarship, students must be involved with a Baptist General Convention of Texas (BGCT), or Texas Baptists, church and have that church sign off on the Baptist Church Certification Form. (Due to the online nature of the program, students pursuing the M.A. in Theology and Sports Studies may continue to qualify for the scholarship by attending any Baptist church.)
Full and Partial Tuition Scholarships
Truett Seminary awards a number of scholarships to incoming students, ranging up to the full cost of tuition. All incoming students are encouraged to complete the Truett Scholarship Application in order to be considered for a full or partial tuition 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 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).
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.