Baptist Scholarships

With its enthusiastic approach to worship, it’s no surprise that the Baptist faith is equally enthused about helping its adherents pursue higher education. Baptist churches have a vested interest in helping their members find money for college by providing both local scholarships and national awards. Baptist scholarships exist to help members of their church attend college and achieve their educational goals. The Baptist faith strongly believes in community service, providing financial aid to those in need. The Baptist Church, like many other scholarship providers, give scholarship money to students they think will grow to become productive members of society and their organization.

To view scholarship information or fill out scholarship applications for Baptist scholarships, click the links below. For a more complete list of scholarship opportunities, religious and otherwise, conduct a free college scholarship search.

American Baptist Financial Aid Program

  • Application Deadline: 5/31/2018
  • Amount: $3,000
  • The Office of Financial Aid for Studies, American Baptist Home Mission Societies, administers the American Baptist Financial Aid Program that supports college students, graduate students, and seminarians.

    Eligibility:
    -Active members of an American Baptist church for at least one year
    -Preparing to enter an accredited institution in the United States or Puerto Rico as a full-time enrollment [...] More

Baptist Life Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 5/31/2018
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Baptist Life Association is honored to award annual scholarships to full-time undergraduate and graduate students. All applicants must be insured with Baptist Life Association, or one of its affiliates, and have been covered on certificates or riders for at least two years prior to applying. Awards are based on academic achievement, financial need, and ambitions/goals. All Awards are for one [...] More

Rev. Robert E. and Gladys G. Ernst Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $1,500
  • The OBES exists to provide financial Assistance in the way of scholarships to prepare American Baptist Professional Ministers for tomorrow. The Rev. Robert E. And Gladys Ernst Scholarship awarded to current ABC/Ordained pastors of American Baptist Churches in Ohio who are pursuing post-graduate ministry degrees such as Master's or Ph.D of Divinity either at accredited institutions or through a [...] More

Ruth K. Jacobs Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2019
  • Amount: $1,500
  • Choristers Guild was founded in Los Angeles by the late Ruth Krehbiel Jacobs, based on an idea - the systematic development of Christian character in boys and girls through the medium of the church Children's Choir. The Scholarship Fund provides financial aid to full-time students preparing for church music ministry. An applicant must be a junior, senior, or graduate student majoring in music, [...] More

Young Christian Leaders Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Funded by the law firm of Buttafuoco & Associates, YCL was created to support the next generation of dedicated, Christian professionals who will use their talents to impact their families, communities, and the world. YCL is for the empowerment of students who have shown dedication, character, promise, determination and a desire to apply those qualities to their God-given calling. Young people [...] More

Latest College & Financial Aid News

Professor Celebrates Death of First Lady, Taunts Detractors on Twitter

April 24, 2018

by Susan Dutca

A Fresno State University professor who "spoke ill of the dead on Twitter" by calling the late Barbara Bush a "generous and smart amazing racist," was applauded at a weekend literary festival. A petition to fire the professor has also gained over 10,000 signatures and calls upon the university to terminate her employment following her inflammatory comments. [...]

Profane Professor Recorded Berating Student, Dropping F-Bomb

April 17, 2018

by Susan Dutca

A New Jersey community college professor allegedly shouted obscenities at a politically-conservative student during a sociology lecture on sexual harassment, which has ignited complaints about the college being a "liberal atmosphere where alternative political viewpoints are not tolerated." According to other students, this incident was "one of the many disagreements" that took place over the course of the semester. [...]

Gun-Toting College Girl Faces Backlash for Grad Photo

April 10, 2018

by Susan Dutca

Photo obtained by ABC News.

A gun-toting Tennessee college senior showed her support for President Trump and guns while holding her shirt up to reveal her handgun in her graduation photos to "show who [she is] as a person." The photo, which went viral on Twitter, gained both positive and negative feedback - some of which claimed she was "brandishing a firearm for a photo shoot or showing it off to try and look cool." [...]

Last Reviewed: April 2018

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