There are many scholarships available for students who are active in a Baptist church, pursuing a career in the church or whose parent is a Baptist minister or missionary.
Baptist Church Matching Scholarship
Baylor matches outside scholarship assistance from a student's Baptist church, state Baptist convention or Baptist affiliated program up to $1,000 per academic year (excluding summer). Funds are matched upon receipt of the scholarship check(s) and the completed Baptist Church Matching Certification form(s). We reserve the right to determine appropriate convention and Baptist affiliated programs. Matching funds are available beyond the initial year as long as the church continues to provide scholarship support and the student is enrolled full-time with 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 (firstname_lastname) and password).
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 agency in a ministerial role certified by a Baptist convention. Students must provide documentation of their parent's 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 status and a minimum 2.5 Baylor cumulative GPA.
Baptist Missionaries' Dependent Scholarship
Baylor awards scholarships of $5,000 per academic year to the dependents of missionaries actively serving or officially retired from serving a Baptist mission agency. Students must provide documentation of their parent's employment in this capacity. Renewal of this scholarship is contingent on the student maintaining full-time undergraduate enrollment status, and a minimum 2.5 Baylor cumulative GPA.
BGCT (Baptist) 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. Currently, the amount of this scholarship is 5 percent of tuition for Baylor undergraduate hours. For further information, please click here.
Baylor awards scholarships of $1,500 per academic year to Baptist students who provide confirmation of their participation in the Challengers Program (formerly the High School Baptist Young Men Program) or the Studiact Program (formerly Acteens Program). Challengers participants must also provide proof of having received the National Leadership Award. Studiact participants must show proof of having completed all six Quest levels (formerly, Acteens had to receive the Texas Acteens Citation Award). Studiact participants who have served as Texas state or national panelists for the WMU are also eligible. This scholarship is renewable for a total of 8 undergraduate semesters, provided the student maintains full-time undergraduate enrollment status and a minimum 2.5 Baylor cumulative GPA.
Baptist Youth Speakers Scholarship
Students who provide confirmation of their participation in the Baptist Youth Speakers Tournament and who place either first, second or third at the state level competition will receive an annual scholarship for $5,000, $3,500, or $2,500 respectively. Students are only eligible for one Baptist Youth Speakers Tournament scholarship regardless of the number of times they have placed in the competition. This scholarship is renewable for a total of 8 undergraduate semesters, provided the student maintains full-time undergraduate enrollment status and a minimum 2.5 Baylor cumulative GPA.