With its enthusiastic approach to worship, it’s no surprise that the Baptist faith would be equally enthusiastic about helping its adherents fund their 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 assist members of the faith in attending college and achieving their educational goals. The Baptist faith believes strongly in providing service to the community and financial aid to those in need. Plus, organizations offering Baptist scholarships, like many other scholarship providers, hope that by giving you scholarship money now, they’re putting you in a position where you may be able to donate to their cause once you’re wealthy and successful. Just think—if you win a Baptist scholarship, avoid student loans, and eventually graduate and get a good job, why wouldn’t you want to return the favor a few years down the road and help a student just like you pay for school? Well, lots of people funding Baptist scholarships think that way—they might say it was the Christian thing to do.
To view scholarship information or fill out scholarship applications for common Baptist scholarships, click the links below. For a more complete list of scholarship opportunities, religious and otherwise, conduct a free college scholarship search.
Baptist Life Scholarships
May 31, Annually
If you have been an insured member of the Baptist Life Association for a minimum of two years, you may apply for a $1,000 scholarship with Baptist Life, a nonprofit Christian organization. Applicants are not limited to high school seniors and may re-apply each year. The deadline is May 31. Applications are available beginning in January of each year. Scholarship award checks will be sent each [...] More
American Baptist Financial Aid Program
May 31, Annually
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.
To be considered for an undergraduate scholarship, a student must be the following:
- An active member of an American Baptist church for at least one year before applying for aid
- Preparing [...] More
WMU Foundation Scholarships
WMU Foundation offers the following scholarship funds:
Scholarships for Children of Missionaries/Margaret Funds - These funds are endowment funds established to grant scholarships to sons and daughters of home and international missionaries. Applications shall be submitted to the office of application origin. Representatives of the WMU Executive Office in cooperation with WMUF staff will [...] More