Collegiate Ministry

Scholarships

Each year we offer a number of scholarships for students who intend on pursuing ministry careers. The Church Related Vocation Scholarship is for Undergraduate students, and the Richard Furman Scholarship is for Graduate students.

Church Related Vocational Scholarship

Undergraduate Students

Qualifications
  • An active resident member of a South Carolina Southern Baptist Church for at least nine (9) months prior to the beginning of an academic school year and approved by action of the church where they are an active member.
  • Applications will not be accepted without church recommendation. (Southern Baptist missionary dependants whose parent(s) list South Carolina as their home state will be eligible for the scholarship.)
  • Enrolled full time in a South Carolina college/university accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
  • Applications will not be accepted without your written description of your calling to a Church Related Vocation.
  • Student must be able to establish the need for financial aid and agree to participate in a ministry-related practical experience of a maximum of 3 hours per week under a designated supervisor.
  • Student must be classified as a full-time student and maintain a grade point average of “C” or its equivalent.
  • Student must attend a personal interview session held during April. These sessions are scheduled in three geographical areas of the state.

Note: Scholarships are determined by financial need and sent directly to the school to be applied to tuition and academic fees. Those receiving the scholarship will be informed by letter. The application must be submitted each year.

Important: Before completing the online application, please download a church recommendation form. Take it to your church and have them complete it and mail signed originals to the address on the form. A completed church recommendation form is mandatory to be considered for a scholarship award.

In order to complete the application, you will need to have your church name and address as well as your pastor’s name.

Applications are now closed

Richard Furman Scholarship

Graduate and Seminary Students

Qualifications
  • A South Carolinian who is a member of a Southern Baptist Convention church and attending one of our six Southern Baptist Seminaries: Golden Gate, Midwestern, New Orleans, Southeastern, Southern or Southwestern in the graduate level program or one of the three South Carolina Baptist Convention universities (North Greenville, Anderson, or Charleston Southern). (Those in the undergraduate program do not qualify).
  • Applicants must be approved by their home church in South Carolina.
  • Applicants must be enrolled as a part-time or full-time student or Christian Ministry graduate and maintain a grade point average of “C” or its equivalent.
  • Scholarships will be given only to students who are preparing to serve as members of ministerial staff of churches cooperating with the Southern Baptist Convention or to serve on the boards, agencies or institutions of State Baptist Convention’s or of the Southern Baptist Convention.
  • Scholarships will be given only to students who need assistance in meeting the cost of their seminary tuition and fees.
  • This assistance is only for fall and spring terms and is not available for short-term “J” term or summer school. No student will be eligible to receive the scholarship for more than (3) three years.

Note: Applicants will be informed about receipt of the scholarship by letter. Scholarships are sent directly to the SBC seminary or SCBC university to be applied to tuition and academic fees. In order to receive a scholarship, an application must be made each year. These scholarships are not available for doctoral level students.

Before completing the online application, please download and print a church recommendation form. Have your SCBC church complete it and mail signed originals to the address on the form. A completed church recommendation is mandatory for first year applicants to be considered for a scholarship award.

In order to complete the application, you will need to supply the name and address of the South Carolina Baptist Church which endorsed your application to seminary/graduate program.

Applications are now closed.

Still need help?

  • Kristina Bradley
    Kristina Bradley Ministry Assistant, Collegiate Ministry Group