External Scholarship Sources from Baptist Partners

Gateway Seminary gladly cooperates with Southern Baptist partners throughout our nation to assist students in ministry preparation. Many SBC state conventions, foundations, associations, agencies, and individual churches support students directly through scholarships, grants, or loans. Most of these “external” organizations govern their own procedures and systems, and quite often post different application deadlines. Direct contact with these sources should provide students with current scholarship information/applications unique to each institution.

Note: An asterisk (*) denotes further information is sometimes available through the Los Angeles Campus Student Services Office.

Baptist Communicators Association

BCA Student Scholarship: Deadline March 15 (more information here).

Woman’s Missionary Union Foundation

The Woman’s Missionary Union Foundation offers scholarships to children of missionaries and individuals preparing for missions service. For a list of their scholarships and information on applying, go here.

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Alabama

Baptist Foundation of Alabama Scholarship: Deadline March 31. Visit here for more information.

Alabama WMU Scholarship: Deadline May 1. Visit here for more information.

Calvary Baptist Church Scholarship: Natives of Alabama or graduates from the University of Alabama. Write to Calvary Baptist Church, 1121 Paul W. Bryant Dr., Tuscaloosa, AL 35401.

Arizona

Rice Family Scholarship Trust: Deadline June 1. View the application here.

Arkansas

Arkansas Baptist Foundation Scholarships: Click here for more information.

Arkansas WMU Lillian May Scholarship: (contact 800-798-0969 or write to PO Box 552, Little Rock, AR 72203).

Arkansas Rural Endowment Fund: Loan application for rural Arkansas residents. Deadline March 1. Click here for more information.

California

California Southern Baptist Convention Scholarships: Click here for more information.

Colorado

Baptist Foundation of Colorado Scholarship: Click here for more information.

Delaware

WMU of Maryland/Delaware Scholarship: Click here for more information.*

Florida

Florida WMU Scholarship: (contact 800-226-8584).*

Florida Baptist Foundation Student Loan Program: Student loans for Florida residents. Click here for more information.

Georgia

Baptist Women in Ministry: Scholarship for a Baptist woman who resides in Georgia. Click here for more information.*

Georgia WMU: Click here for more information, or download the scholarship application here.

Georgia Baptist Foundation Seminary Scholarship: Also available to doctoral students. Click here for more information.*

Hawaii

Jo Evans Music Scholarship: Deadline March 15 (contact 808-946-9581).*

Shiraki Foundation Memorial Scholarship: Deadline June 1 (contact Gateway Student Services Office)

Illinois

Baptist Foundation of Illinois Scholarship: Click here for more information.

Illinois WMU Scholarship: Deadline March 15 (contact 217-786-2600 or write to the Illinois WMU Office, PO Box 19247, Springfield, IL 62794-9247).

Indiana

Indiana Baptist Foundation Scholarship: Click here for more information.

Iowa

Baptist Convention of Iowa: Click here for more information.

W. B. Small Trust Scholarship: Deadline May 1 (write to W.B. Small Trust Scholarship, 2709 Fairlane Ave., Waterloo, IA 50702).

Kentucky

Kentucky WMU: Click here for more information.

Louisiana

Louisiana Baptist Convention: Click here for more information.

Maryland

WMU of Maryland/Delaware Scholarship: Click here for more information.*

Mississippi

Mississippi Baptist Foundation Scholarship: Click here for more information.

Missouri

Missouri WMU: Click here for more information.

New Mexico

Baptist Convention of New Mexico Scholarships: Click here for more information.

New Mexico Baptist Foundation Scholarships: Click here for more information.

New York

Baptist Convention of New York Foundation: Click here for more information.

North Carolina

North Carolina WMU: Click here for more information.

North Carolina Baptist Foundation: Click here for more information.

Charles B. Keesee Educational Fund: Click here for more information.

Oregon

Rhoda D. Hood WMU Memorial Scholarship: Contact Nancy Hall at .

Northwest Baptist Foundation: Click here for more information.

Ohio

State Convention of Baptists in Ohio: Scholarships and loans available. Click here for more information.

Oklahoma

Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma Women’s Missions and Ministries: Click here for more information.

South Carolina

South Carolina Baptist Collegiate Ministry: Click here for more information.

First Baptist Church of Greenwood Scholarships: Click here for more information.

The Kennedy Foundation: Deadline April 1 (write to Dr. Bev T. Kennedy, Jr., 219 Sherwood Dr., Laurens, SC 29360).

Bozeman Ministerial Scholarship: (write to First Baptist Church, 300 W. Main St., Laurens, SC 29360 or contact 864-984-7500).

Charles B. Keesee Educational Fund: Click here for more information.

Tennessee

Tennessee Baptist Foundation: Click here for more information.

Tennessee WMU: Click here for more information.

Texas

Barbara Osborn Memorial Mission Education Fund: (write to Second Baptist Church, 340 Bland St., Bridge City, TX 77611).

Ida V. Holland Missionary Scholarship: (contact 210-225-2243 or write to San Antonio Area Foundation, 110 Broadway, Suite 230, San Antonio, TX 28205).

Virginia

Charles B. Keesee Educational Fund: Click here for more information.

Southern Baptist Conservatives of Virginia: Click here for more information.

Virginia Baptist Foundation: Click here for more information.

Memorial Baptist Church Foundation Scholarship: Click here for more information.

R. P. Welch Ministerial Student Aid Fund: (write to Appomattox Baptist Association, Rt. 2 Box 118-B, Appomattox, VA 24522).

Baptist General Association of Virginia: Click here for more information.

Washington

Rhoda D. Hood WMU Memorial Scholarship: Contact Nancy Hall at .

Northwest Baptist Foundation: Click here for more information.

West Virginia

West Virginia Convention of Southern Baptists: Click here for more information.