Outside Scholarships

Georgia Baptist Foundation Scholarship

Applicants must be or have been a resident of Georgia at the time of enrollment at Midwestern. They must be enrolled full-time as a campus student; they may take some online classes, but they must be in residence at the Seminary and take campus classes. Eligible degree programs include MDiv, ThM, DEdMin, and PhD. DMin and DCoun students may be eligible for a one-time grant of $400 the last semester prior to graduation. Priority is given to students who demonstrate financial need. To apply, complete the Institutional Scholarship Application and be sure to select Georgia as your home state. Further documentation about your home church may be requested by the Financial Aid office after you have applied.

Institutional Scholarship Application

South Carolina Baptist Convention Scholarships

The Executive Board of the South Carolina Baptist Convention offers two (2) types of scholarships for those seeking a church related vocation. The Church Related Vocational Scholarship (CRVS) is for undergraduate students and the Richard Furman Scholarship (RF) is for SBC seminary students and SCBC university students seeking a master’s degree. The deadline for the Richard Furman and Church Related Vocational Scholarships is March 15, 2016. For more information email crvs@sbcbaptist.org. Click here for more information

Charles B. Keesee Educational Fund

Grants ranging from $4,000 up to $8,000 per year for a maximum of four years may be available to students who plan to enter the full-time Baptist ministry or religious work in the Baptist denomination who attend one of the listed seminaries or divinity schools. Students must be enrolled in a Master’s degree program. Students may take one on-line course to count toward the hours required to receive a Keesee grant. A student in an eligible Master’s degree who receives a grant during the fall or spring may qualify for an additional amount during the following summer session for up to three summers.

Students in the Doctor of Ministry Degree may qualify for a grant of $2,000 to $3,000 per year for a maximum of three years.

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Louisiana Baptist Foundation Scholarship

This fund will award scholarships to students who were Louisiana residents at the time of their application/enrollment at Midwestern. Students must reapply each semester. Recipients must be an active member of a Southern Baptist Church and maintain a 2.5 GPA. Scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. To apply, please complete the Institutional Scholarship Application and be sure to select Louisiana as your home state.

Institutional Scholarship Application

Tennessee Baptist Foundation Scholarship

The Tennessee Baptist Foundation offers an annual scholarship to master’s and doctoral students from Tennessee.

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W.B. Small Trust Scholarship

Full-time MDiv students who live or have lived in Iowa can receive $2,500 annually for three years.

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Southern Baptist Convention of Virginia

Requirements for Seminarian Scholarship

  • Applicant must be a 1) full-time seminary student seeking a master’s degree or 2) a seminary student seeking a doctoral degree.
  • Applicant must attend a seminary owned by the Southern Baptist Convention or a Bible college/seminary that maintains a conservative, evangelical statement of beliefs consistent with those held by the SBCV.
  • Applicant must be a member of a participating SBCV church that has participated in the SBC of Virginia “Vision Virginia Offering” during the calendar year.
  • Applicant must affirm a belief in the most recent Baptist Faith and Message Statement

Financial Aid will be awarded on an annual basis, and applicants must complete and mail a re-application form to the SBCV for each year that aid is needed. Recipients must maintain an academic standard of at least a “C” average.

For more information, please visit sbcv.org/seminaryscholarships/